Private Shanghai Japanese History Walking Tour with Holy Trinity Church Visit

Private Shanghai Japanese History Walking Tour with Holy Trinity Church Visit
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$51.9
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Description

Follow the movie "Empire of the Sun" to discover the fascinating history about Japanese in Shanghai from 1870 to 1945, to find out how they built such a Empire in Shanghai from a relatively backward situation, how they managed their life in the Shanghai International Settlement with British, American and Chinese. Your local expert will bring you into a totally different visual angle and explain to you all the history and stories behind each site. Your journey will last about 3-4 hours, covers Bund, Garden Bridge, "Japanese Concession" and Holy Trinity Church appeared in the movie. If you are a history lover, don't miss out this opportunity while you are in the city!

Meet up your knowledgeable guide at your hotel lobby at 8:30 am or 1:00 pm, head up to Bund Garden Bridge first. Then walk into the stories and history behind each Japanese site. You will visit the following places:

  • Bund Garden Bridge:  the oldest bridge in Shanghai by bund always appear in old movies about Shanghai. 
  • Hongkou Park: built in 1896 by a British garden designer to be used as a shooting range, occupied by Japanese after 1937. It's one of  the most popular park today for local people doing morning exercise, if you want to see or join locals' morning exercise, it's better start the tour earlier in the morning.
  • Shanyin Road: quite and peaceful street in former "Japanese concession" with well-preserved historical houses that lived by Japanese before. 
  • The Former Residence of Luxun: Luxun is a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. And he was also one of the most important figure in 1919 May Fourth Movement, he lived here from 1933 to 1936.
  • Holy Trinity Church: appeared in the movie " Empire of the Sun", consecrated in 1869 was designed in a gothic revival style by British architect Sir George Gilbert Scott. 
After your tour is finished, your guide will show you how to take metro or Taxi back to your hotel.

Follow the movie "Empire of the Sun" to discover the fascinating history about Japanese in Shanghai from 1870 to 1945, to find out how they built such a Empire in Shanghai from a relatively backward situation, how they managed their life in the Shanghai International Settlement with British, American and Chinese. Your local expert will bring you into a totally different visual angle and explain to you all the history and stories behind each site. Your journey will last about 3-4 hours, covers Bund, Garden Bridge, "Japanese Concession" and Holy Trinity Church appeared in the movie. If you are a history lover, don't miss out this opportunity while you are in the city!