To the north of Suzhou Creek and Garden Bridge lies the Japanese settlement of the former International settlement. Once it had a Zen temple, a Japanese school, specialist Japanese shops and Japanese resident section.
Led by our guide, you will taste Shanghai typical breakfast, enjoy local people's different kind of morning excercise, stroll along the Sweet and Love street, No 1 dating venue in Shanghai, and listen legendary stories among well preserved Japanese style red brick structures in former Japanese settlement for the half century until 1941.
You will be met by guide in your centrally located hotel, then take you to Hongkou Park area.
Nowadays the most interesting spot there is Hongkou Park, where local Chinese people spend their leisure time practice Taichi boxing, playing chess, ballroom dancing. Much local life business is also going on in the park, such as marriage match, retiree friendly bus tour, senior citizen apartment renting etc. Led by guide, you will understand Shanghai people’s life from all deferent aspects.
Our guide will first take you to local restaurant by park, to have a taste of typical Shanghai style breakfast. Afterwards, go into Hongkou park to enjoy local people’s morning exercise, from western style ballroom dancing, music instrument playing to Chinese style Taichi boxing, fan dancing etc. Also explore local people’s life. Help with our guide you could have fun interact with them.
Then you will proceed to Luxun’s memorial museum, and to Sweet and Love Street, the most romantic Street and No 1 date venue in Shanhgai. Wonder in half century long former Japanese section from end of 19th century to 1941, our guide will show you many hidden gems in this neighborhood, including celebrities’ former residences, love themed contemporary street art-- very few Graffiti you will find in town, Christian church in Chinese temple style etc.
Tour finishes at Hongkou area. You could either explore more of the city or our guide will show you the best way back by public transportation or help you get a cab back to your hotel.