Small-Group Walking Tour of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto

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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5575JEWISH
Delve deep into the heart of Shanghai’s Jewish history on this 2-hour tour of Shanghai’s Jewish Ghetto in the Hongkou District. On your guided walking tour, visit Huoshan Park, the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue) and the site of the former Joint Distribution Committee. Then, visit a local neighborhood to get a glimpse into daily life in this historical area. Your guide’s knowledge and passion of the area’s history will ensure an enlightening experience that you won’t get by simply walking around Shanghai on your own.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
Enjoy a unique experience of one of Shanghai’s most historical sites, the Jewish Ghetto. With your guide, a Shanghai local with an intimate knowledge and relationship with city and people, walk along the winding streets of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto in the Hongkou District to visit various buildings that served as a refuge for a large number of Jewish immigrants in World War 2.

Visit the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, the site of the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue, where the refugees once gathered for religious activities without fearing refusal or capture. Learn about how this sanctuary afforded these refugees a free and peaceful life during a time of chaos and fear. Afterwards, see the site of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which oversaw a large relief program for over 20,000 refugees to Shanghai. Then, walk through Huoshan Park to see the memorial tablet created in honor of these immigrants.

Make a visit to a local neighborhood to meet locals who have spent most of their life living in this area. With the help of your bilingual guide, talk with the local and learn about life in this area from someone who has lived through various events firsthand.

Throughout your tour, pass by local craft shops, small bird and fish markets and seafood restaurants to witness the lively yet modest way locals live here. Finally, visit Xiahai Temple, located in a remote location very few tourists visit, and learn about the role this Buddhist temple plays within the Jewish Ghetto.

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Small-Group Walking Tour of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto

Jewish Ghetto

  • Small-group walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sites listed in itinerary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking; tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Leonard I. L, May 2014

We were delighted with our guide Annie, and if anyone wants a reference we cannot speak highly enough of her. Her English and enthusiasm were excellent and she even emailed us photos. Annie made this tour one of the highlights of our trip! Len and Deanna Levin.

Reviewed by: Anne R, April 2014

Walking around the area of Hongkou is so interesting because of it's history in relation to Jewish refugees and because it gives you an insight into life in the suburbs in Shanghai today. Prior to meeting our tour guide, Annie, we had some time to spare so we wandered around the area a little by ourselves. The people of the area are friendly and didn't seem to mind us stopping and watching them go about their daily lives. When we met Annie, we knew we had hit the jackpot! Annie is everything you want in a tour guide. She was knowledgeable about the area and it's history, interested in us as her clients and willing to fit in with what things we were interested in seeing.

We loved the Jewish architecture of Hongkou, the beautiful park Annie took us to and the Jewish heritage Museum. Annie also took us to a temple and explained many aspects of the Buddhist faith while we were walking through it.
The professionalism of the company who runs the tour was also to be applauded. When i contacted their office in Shanghai the day before the tour, they forwarded to me by e-mail, detailed directions to get to the meeting place and even called Annie at the end of the tour to speak with us and find out our thoughts. I would highly recommend this tour. It demonstrates a side of Shanghai and it's people that I don't think many people are aware of.

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Tour code: 5575JEWISH