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Tokyo: Samurai Kendo Practice Experience

1. Tokyo: Samurai Kendo Practice Experience

It is one of the few martial arts that involves actual fighting, even for beginners. Discover a dojo of tranquility, etiquette and bamboo sword strikes. Samurai training will hone the mind and body, and please all by the means that everyone feels in their skin! Experienced teachers will guide you in this safe and fun experience. Kendo history is more than 20 years, and Keio University Kendo graduate of Japanese kendo house, in the center of the Malaysian representative foreigners swordsman, experienced teachers are safe and will happily guidance to everyone! Even in beginner training you will be guided as if in a real game. Get one drink and one Kendo towel as a free gift.

Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

2. Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

Enter the renowned Edo Wonderland in the beautiful city of Nikko to learn about one of the most defining eras of Japan. After entering, feel like you have traveled back into the Edo period as you navigate the town constructed with traditional Edo architecture. Choose to wear a traditional kimono from a selection of various ranks and take the opportunity to become an Edo citizen for the day. Become a lord, samurai, princess, farmer or a different kind of citizen, making for great photo opportunities. Be immersed in the culture and experience the complex beauty of being dressed in kimono.  Enjoy a variety of live performances including the popular ninja performances, oiran cultural shows, water magic shows, and a variety of other traditional plays. Try authentic cultural experiences. Learn the basics of how to handle a samurai sword or traditional archery. Take a lesson on how to play the musical instrument Shamisen, how to apply traditional handmade beni lipstick, how to do ukiyo-e woodblock printing or aizome indigo dying.  Learn unique facets about Edo culture through various exhibits including the Edo firefighters exhibition and swordsmith exhibit. Discover fun unique amusements including a mechanical maze, a ninja house filled with secrets, and the mysterious ninja training house, where the laws of physics seem to not apply. Taste authentic seasonal Edo cuisine at various restaurants in the park. 

Sake & Food Pairing with Sake Sommelier

3. Sake & Food Pairing with Sake Sommelier

Do you have limited sake experience back home? You will probably go home with a completely different impression after tasting new styles of sake in this sake class. Today even traditional sake breweries produce various types of sake as millennials are taking over their family sake businesses that have a lot of history. On this tasting experience, you will taste five different kinds of sake from across Japan paired with local Japanese snacks. These sake brands will really open your mind and change your image of sake as just a drink with a strong alcoholic kick and flavor.  In addition, you will create your own sake tasting chart and get to know about each of the sake breweries from your sake sommelier. 

Asakusa: Live music dinner after history tour

4. Asakusa: Live music dinner after history tour

1) After having an in-depth Asakusa history tour, we will take you to a Japanese restaurant for live performance of traditional Japanese musical instruments over dinner. Since it is a small restaurant with a limited number of seats, the performance is presented just in front of you. Enjoy the powerful but adroit performance in close proximity to the musicians. 2) And of course, the tour preceding the visit to the restaurant is one of a kind; an in-depth history tour in Asakusa. 3) If the group size is 3 or more, we will use an earphone guide system which enables you to clearly listen to the guide from a distance.

Tokyo: 2-Hour Asakusa Food Hunt & Cultural Tour

5. Tokyo: 2-Hour Asakusa Food Hunt & Cultural Tour

Meet your guide at Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa, Tokyo to explore the greater part of Asakusa. It will be around 1 to 2 kilometers of walking and you will visit the non-touristy areas and family-owned shops and restaurants.  You will first visit a standing sushi restaurant owned by a fish dealer. Learn how to eat sushi and taste fresh seafood that you might not have tried before. Sushi used to be fast food before in Japan and now you will also learn how to properly eat sushi. Have the chance to visit a family-owned soba restaurant where you will enjoy fresh soba and gyoza at a local restaurant that only locals go to. Try handmade rice crackers at a local store with over 100 years of history. Taste some Japanese snacks which are a hidden gem that started with a food stand 50 years ago in Tokyo. Finally, you will also visit Sensoji Temple, one of the largest temples in Tokyo to learn about Japanese culture and history. 

Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

6. Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

What is it that attracts people to this area? Isn’t Harajuku just one of the cute Japanese shopping streets for young girls? Isn’t Omotesando just the Japanese equivalent of Rodeo Drive with high-end boutiques lined up? By walking through this area, you will understand the attractiveness of this unique place. Once stepping into the back streets, a wide variety of Japanese lifestyles can be observed. And trust me, you will fall in love with this area by the end of the tour. It’s just not enough to see in just 3 hours. You will begin your tour from the Jingubashi bridge in front of the Meiji shrine, then check out one of Tokyo's most impressive landmarks Yoyogi Gymnasium from the distance. We then move on to contemporary and Japan’s emerging architectural works such as The Iceberg, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Sunny hills, and Prada, between the big names.  You will take a side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area. We can always stop by a cafe to have a short break while walking and enjoy people going by the sleek Omotesando streets.

Private Ginza Architecture Tour

7. Private Ginza Architecture Tour

You will start the tour from Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple, a very unique building with an Indian style exterior and European church like interior. (Tsukiji is not only for the fish market!) Visit the newly built Kabuki theater (2013) next, which inherited the traditional style from past generations. You then continue on to Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Maison Hermes, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Mikimoto Ginza 2, the Okuno Building and finish up at the intersection of Ginza 4-chome where the Wako (SEIKO watch) building stands. You will also take a secret side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area.

Asakusa: Culture exploring bar visits after history tour

8. Asakusa: Culture exploring bar visits after history tour

This tour focuses on food and drink which constitute an integral pillar of Japan's culture and history. The tour starts with a non-gastronomical part. Away from daytime bustling and jostling, immerse yourself in incredibly serene Asakusa and listen to our guide recounting its history. Savor subtle and profound beauty of historic landmarks lit up by night illumination. Step back and forth in time with us as we help you navigate the softly illuminated charming streets of Asakusa, guiding you to the best spots to satisfy your eyes and curiosity. After discovering Asakusa's charm, make your way to three distinct but typical izakaya restaurants. Izakaya is a place where locals come typically with co-workers and friends to relax away from the daily grind. Since Izakaya is commoners' favorite place, the offerings there are unassuming but closely tied to Japan's history and culture. The guide will help you unlock the myth of Japanese cuisine as you see how locals unwind there. The first izakaya visit is to the Hoppy Street. This 80-meter street is lined up by izakayas with lanterns and outdoor street-side seating. They are open day and night but become festive and lively especially after dark with happy customers. Their typical offerings are Hoppy and stew made from beef tendons and vegetables. Both are cheap and come from the post-war era when people could not afford decent meals or beer. Hoppy is a a beverage with a taste similar to beer but a very low alcohol content. It is typically mixed with shochu to make a cocktail. People back then substituted Hoppy for beer. Nowadays many enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere there and rediscover the charm of their offerings. We are now heading to Kamiya Bar - almost a legend in that the bar was established in 1880 making it the oldest Western-style bar in Japan. However, quite unlike the way its name sounds, it is actually a Western-style izakaya which caters to locals in a friendly and raucous setting as typical izakayas do. Since its inception, its specialty cocktail "Denki Bran” literally means electric brandy - has been a centerpiece of its offerings and loved by many. When the cocktail was invented, electricity symbolized modernization. Therefore, electricity meant everything modern that was adored. Enjoy Denki Bran - a sweet blend of wine, gin and brandy - whose recipe has been and is still now a secret. The last izakaya we visit specializes in sake with incredible varieties in stock. The guide will help you understand key factors about sake such as ... 1) Why it developed in Japan. 2) Which ingredients play a key role to make good sake. 3) What are key differences in the production process between sake and wine. 4) What determines its grades. Taste several types of sake. Discover how distinctly different it is in terms of its appearance, aroma, texture, and flavor. Toward the end of this tour, you will find what types of sake suit your taste.

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4.9 / 5

based on 47 reviews

I had a wonderful time on this tour! For starters, the company had to shift the specifics of the tour due to the previous restaurant closing due to COVID, and they dealt with all of those logistics and worked with me to find a new date that worked for me. The tour guide, Yoko, is very knowledgeable and kind, giving an overview of the history of Asakusa and answering a variety of other questions I had about the area. She was also willing to adjust the tour somewhat based on my interests, which was great, and happily helped take some photos and sent them to me afterward. Then the dinner at the restaurant was delicious and the Shamisen performance was absolutely incredible. Honestly had a great time and would readily recommend this tour for folks interested in getting to know Asakusa and some Japanese history.

Our guide was very charming and knowledgeable. He had a very clear voice and spoke excellent English. He made the effort to show us interesting shops, such as a wood block engraving studio, which we would have missed without him.

The tour was insightful with some hidden Architecture that architects would appreciate. Hal was amazing, she explained the story behind the building very well. Anyone who is passionate about architecture should try this tour.

The ticket bought via get online is cheaper than buy at entrance. Good to buy online advance :) Need to check the shuttle bus/local bus schedule if you don’t drive. Only one or two buses per hour.

Funny park with a lot of fun traditional shows inside. There are lots of mini games and food with just a few bucks extra.