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Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

1. Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

You have 1400 years of history to cover, but don't worry, tours are limited to 6 guests, so you won't miss a thing. First, get to know Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's essential sightseeing spot. Learn the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple and shrine-visiting rituals.  You will have an opportunity to try your luck drawing a paper fortune. Take a detour into the quiet back streets to pick up some freshly-made 'melon pan' sweet bread, and enjoy it in the shade on the temple grounds. After that, escape into the 'Rokku' area: Asakusa's traditional entertainment district, always bustling yet rarely busy. Walk through the Meiji period into the present day, with stops along the way for more Japanese sweet snacks. This district of endless novelty — movies, comedians, and exotic animals — became a quaint neighbourhood of handicrafts and nostalgia. Your guide will provide vivid descriptions of its complex, colourful history. Speaking of your guide, most have gone through a 3-month training course to become fully qualified for guiding this course and they have all passed a rigorous certification process.

Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

2. Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Cruise the bustling streets of Tokyo in your own private chariot on a fun sightseeing tour of the Asakusa district by rickshaw. Admire the beautiful Asakusa Shrine next to the city's oldest temple, and experience the everyday street life en route to the famous shoe shopping district of Hanakawado. Venture inside Sumida Park, most resplendent in spring when thousands of cherry trees are in bloom. Check out quirky Tanuki-doori, and the adult theaters of the historic Rokku Ward. Take souvenir photos of Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Ride down Denpoin Street, where little has changed since World War II as you make your way back to the starting point. Book the 2-hour or 3-hour tour options and you will also see the Sensoji Temple, while guests on the 3-hour option can choose a memorial gift of a special Hello Kitty doll or original T-shirt.

Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

3. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including an English-speaking guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

Tokyo: Tsukiji and Asakusa Food Tour

4. Tokyo: Tsukiji and Asakusa Food Tour

Eat and shop like a Japanese local during this immersive, 3.5-hour, food-themed trip inside Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market. If you want to gain a sense for Japanese culinary culture, you couldn’t possibly start at a better place. You will meet up with your guide at Tsukiji Honganji Temple, just outside the market’s main gate in the morning. As you navigate your way through this labyrinth of all things seafood, learn from your guide about the market’s history, and why many of Japan’s top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest-quality ingredients. You never know what you might find as you stroll past the stalls of this amazing food center. You might see piles of sea urchin (uni) stacked neatly in boxes, watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna or spot puffer fish floating in tanks. The tour takes you to vibrant stores, selling the best quality foods at the outer market. You will eat a variety of Japanese foods ranging from finger foods to delicacies. Your knowledgeable guide will also share tips about the Japanese culinary culture during the tour, and your tour will conclude at an authentic sushi restaurant with a serving of fresh sushi. After moving to Asakusa, you will see a Buddhist temple which is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples. When approaching the temple, visitors first enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which is the outer gate of Sensoji Temple and the symbol of Asakusa and the entire city of Tokyo. You will enjoy shopping of typical Japanese souvenirs such as yukata and folding fans, as well as sample various traditional local snacks from the Asakusa area. Finally, the tour will conclude at a Japanese style cafe, complete with Japanese savory sweets and tea. You will finally be dropped off  at Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line).

Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Asakusa

5. Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Asakusa

Meet your guide and embark on a journey of bar hopping. The local guide will take you through the hidden food and drink spots near Kaminari Gate. Explore some local favorites in the Nakamise shopping street.  After a drink, head towards historically significant locations and enjoy a hearty Japanese meal. Expand your knowledge about Japanese food culture and taste it directly there.  Visit the oldest existing bar in Tokyo and grab a drink at the famous Hoppy Street like a local. Enjoy the famous "Denki Bran", which is a strong cocktail. Your guide may also take you to the mysterious Ninja Bar.

Tokyo: Nighttime Local Food & Drink Tour in Asakusa

6. Tokyo: Nighttime Local Food & Drink Tour in Asakusa

See maybe one of the most touristic places in Tokyo is Asakusa. It's traditional town from 7th century and this certainly remains in the atmosphere with Sensoji Temple, the biggest temple in Tokyo, being here. Due to this, Asakusa is very famous and many tourists come out here in the daytime, but how about at nighttime? In the evening, very few foreigners walk around Asakusa and many Japanese people come out. After work, Japanese "salary-men" come to Asakusa to drink, laugh and chat. Let's drink local alcohol and eat delicious Izakaya food as locals with our professional and friendly guide!  The menu is as follows: -Sake (Japanese rice wine) -Typical Izakaya foods and drinks (Japanese local food)  -Japanese savory pancakes(Okonomiyaki or Monja yaki)

Asakusa: 2-Hour Photographic Walking Tour

7. Asakusa: 2-Hour Photographic Walking Tour

Your meeting point is in front of the Asakusa tourist information center. Following a brief introduction you will head up to the top floor of the Information Center for wonderful views, overlooking the area in which your tour will take place. Your tour will then continue to the Kaminarimon Gate, also known as Thunder Gate, where you can take a few pictures before continuing onto Nakamise Street. Nakamise is an old yet still hustling-and-bustling shopping street in Japan. Over 90 shops and food stalls are lined up between the gate and the main hall of the temple. On the way to the temple you can stop and look for souvenirs, and can also opt to try some local delicacies. At the Sensoji Temple your guide will explain and demonstrate the proper way to behave and pray at both a Buddhist Temple as well as a Shinto Shrine. You can enjoy the old architectural style by viewing the 5-story pagoda and the Hozomon Gate, and following a short walk to the rather quiet and serene Sumider Park by the Sumida River, you will see more modern architectural styles. As you return to the tour starting point, your tour will come to an end.

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What people are saying about Kaminarimon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 70 reviews

I would highly recommend this company. Our group was picked up by our driver who was also our guide. He helped us organized our customized tour, suggested great restaurants and filled our day with activities...in other words, he spoiled our group. At the end we were dropped back at our hotel very happy and satisfied.

It is a very interesting tour; tasting the local food with the help of a local is a great way to approach this culture so far from ours and the explanations, availability and treatment of our guide, Yasu, are unpayable

we had a great day, Bhatti our driver/guide picked us at our hotel on time and he drived us to all our requested destinations and brought us back to our hotel after our tour

Our guide Yoko was very a lovely person and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our tour and learnt a lot about the local area. Would highly recommend this tour

Very enjoyable ride with photo shootings on historical locations.