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Asakusa: 1400-year history exploration

1. Asakusa: 1400-year history exploration

Get the most out of Asakusa on a deep yet relaxed 3.5-hour walking tour of this historic township at the heart of Tokyo. See the 1400-year-old Sensoji temple and learn its secrets from your knowledgeable and hospitable guide. Our guides bring you the best in tourism: local knowledge, genuine friendliness, and an expertise earned through a rigorous certification process. Just as Asakusa’s history started by the Sumida river, so do our tours. Step back and forth in time with us as we help you navigate the lively streets of Sensoji Temple, guiding you to the best spots to satisfy your eyes, stomachs, and your curiosity! Participate in centuries-old rituals at the Temple and the Asakusa Shrine and have a chance to see what the fates have in store for you with Sensoji’s infamous paper fortunes. Relax in the quaint, atmospheric side streets reminiscent of olden days gone by and let our guide show you hidden gems and sights of all kinds, even those that don’t exist anymore! From the hundred-year-old shops and restaurants to the newer entertainment halls of the “Rokku” area, you’ll fall in love with Asakusa’s endless novelties that our guides help bring to life. We use an earphone guide system during the tour to: ・ Deliver the guide’s voice securely to each participant from a distance. ・ Enable communication within the group.

Tokyo: Asakusa to Odaiba Mizube Line River Cruise

2. Tokyo: Asakusa to Odaiba Mizube Line River Cruise

Navigate the canals and waterways of Tokyo, during a river cruise from the Asakusa district to Odaiba. This river cruise, or water taxi, is a convenient mode of transportation across the Tokyo Bay, allowing you to enjoy the scenery from the river during the journey. Start the river cruise at the Asakusa Pier or Odaiba Marine Park by showing your e-voucher at the ticket counter to receive your physical ferry ticket. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise to Odaiba, a district known for its entertainment and shopping. Admire the incredible skyline of the city along the way including sights such as the Tokyo Skytree, Hamarikyu Garden, and Rainbow Bridge. Arrive in Odaiba or Asakusa where this tour ends and you can discover the vibrant areas at your own pace.

Tokyo: Asakusa Guided Tour with Tokyo Skytree Entry Tickets

3. Tokyo: Asakusa Guided Tour with Tokyo Skytree Entry Tickets

After having our flagship Asakusa in-depth history tour, we will enjoy a 10-minute hike on the Sumida River Walk, a pathway across the Sumida River connecting the historical neighborhood of Asakusa with the Tokyo Skytree area - two major and popular sightseeing spots in the city. The tour includes two major activities after we arrive at the Tokyo Skytree. 1) Climb to the lower and upper observation decks to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. We will use a smartphone app providing information on major tourist spots using the VR technology. Download this app to your smartphone; the guide will do the rest with the app helping you locate major landmarks and their information as you enjoy the panorama. 2) Stroll in the mega shopping complex and the guide will take you exactly to the shops you are looking for. You will find there what you genuinely want to take back home, not to mention Japanese souvenirs. For groups of three or more, we will use a headsset to hear the guide's voice clearly.

Asakusa: Kitchen knife store visits after history tour

4. Asakusa: Kitchen knife store visits after history tour

Go on a guided history tour of Asakusa. View the Asahi Beer Headquarters from an observation deck. Visit the Kaminarimon Gate and Sensoji Temple. Have your fortune told. Explore dozens of shops on Kappabashi Street while you go shopping for Japanese kitchen knives. Taste Japanese sweet snacks. Meet your guide at Asakusa station to begin your history tour. Benefit from an earphone system if the group exceeds 3 people, so you can hear the guide from a distance. Go to Azumabashi Bridge, where the story of Sensoji Temple originated 1400 years ago. Continue to Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. Ascend to the observation deck and gaze at the main part of Kaminarimon,Tokyo Skytree, and the Asahi Beer Headquarters. Visit Kaminarimon Gate, also called the Thunder Gate, which eventually leads to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple. Walk to Nakamise Shopping Street on the way to Sensoji Temple. Admire the shops. Read the history tablets, which depict Asakusa's history with lovely pictures. Arrive at Hozoman gate, the inner of 2 big gates in front of Sensoji Temple. Marvel at this 2-storey gate, known for its treasures. Enter Sensoji Temple, one of the most famous in Tokyo. See the 5-story pagoda next to it. Hear about how it holds Buddha's ashes, which were given by the government of Sri Lanka to promote goodwill between the 2 nations. Participate in fortune-telling rituals at the temple and Asakusa shrine. Conclude your history tour and be taken to Kappabashi Street. Go shopping in the stores selling items used by restaurant operators. Shop for Japanese kitchen knives in specialized stores and check out the lineup of products. Communicate with the staff through your guide. Enjoy the experience of looking at the famous Japanese kitchen knives and dozens of stores on this street. Finish your tour on Kappabashi Street.

Asakusa: Exquisite lunch after history tour

5. Asakusa: Exquisite lunch after history tour

Head to Tokyo's Asakusa district and immerse yourself in its unique historic atmosphere. Admire the distinctive architecture on a guided tour while learning about the area's past. Admire sights including the Azumabashi Bridge, Kaminarimon Gate, and Senso-ji Temple, and enjoy a traditional lunch. Begin at Azumabashi Bridge before making your way to the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. From the observation deck and take in views of Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping Street, Sensoji Temple, and, on the other side, views of Tokyo Skytree and the Asahi Beer Headquarters. Visit Kaminarimon (Thunder) Gate, the entrance to a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine. Then, make your way to Nakamise Shopping Street. Check out some of the displays on the street that recount the history of Asakusa. The Hozomon Gate will lead you to the Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and one of its most significant. Next to the temple is a five-story pagoda that holds Buddha's ashes. Take part in centuries-old rituals at the temple and the Asakusa Shrine and receive a paper fortune. After the walking tour, savor a traditional lunch. Listen to your guide explain the ingredients to you and how they are prepared as you sit in an evocative and authentic setting based on traditional architecture.

Asakusa: Food sample store visits after history tour

6. Asakusa: Food sample store visits after history tour

Kappabashi Street adjacent to Asakusa is a shopping street lined with dozens of strores selling everything needed by restaurant operators. This is the only place in Tokyo where you can find stores specialized in Japanese food samples. These unbelievably realistic food samples look yummy, but you can't eat or drink them. International travelers have been intrigued by how delicious they look. If you also want to be one of them and bring your own back home to share the wonder with others, then this tour is for you. Our guides will take you to stores where you can find samples you like most. They will help you look around and search by intermediating between yourself and the store clerks as an iterpreter. And of course, the tour preceding the visit to the Japanese food sample stores is one of a kind; an in-depth history tour in Asakusa. For groups of three or more, we will use an earphone guide system which enables you to clearly listen to the guide from a distance.

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It was an amazing experience, takes about an hour from Asakusa to Odaiba. So the 1,200yen fee was soooo worth it! Five star!!

It is the perfect amount of time and best of all you get to see so much and the staff is super friendly. Amazing!

it's an amazing experience to be there really love it and I'm coming back this month...

Make sure organizer emails tickets prior. Good experience though

espectacular la experiencia, sin duda lo volvería a contratar.