Tokyo offers an almost limitless variety of awe-inspiring tours but one recent addition guided visitors on a truly unique journey — into the settlements of Kurdish asylum-seekers.

Port B, a theater art performance organization, is offering a collaborative refugee tour experience, giving participants firsthand insights into the lifestyle and daily struggle of asylum-seekers and evacuees. The first of three planned tours focused on the Tokyo area's Kurdish community and ran from July 13 to 15.

Rather than simply visiting communities, participants plan their own tour of the city together with refugees — and then visit the asylum-seekers' resettlement towns, as well as other locations of significance to the refugees or places where they feel a sense of connection.