Private Tour : Welcome to Asakusa
Treat yourself to a unique moment and come enjoy a private tour of one of the most emblematic neighborhood of the Japanese capital: Asakusa.
From the modern architecture of the observatory, to the traditional curves of the Senso-Ji Temple, Asakusa has plenty of outstanding sites to discover.
You will be immersed, with our local guide, in this unique atmosphere to discover his whole authenticity: Artisan shops, access to the oldest temple in Tokyo and panoramic view of the city. You will walk along the famous Nakamise Street and also Kappabashi Dori.
So do not wait any longer and discover the different aspects Tokyo has to offer.
per adult from
1 hour 30 minutes
What's included :
- Private tour of 1h30
What's excluded :
- Food and drink
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034 Tokyo Prefecture
The center extends Asakusa’s lively neighborhood vertically and piles up roofs that wrap different activities underneath, creating a “new section” which had not existed in conventional layered architecture. Equipments are stored in the diagonally shaped spaces born between the roof and the floor, and by this treatment we could secure large air volume despite its just average height for high-and medium-rise buildings. Furthermore, the roofs not only divide the structure into 8 one-storied houses but also determine the role of each floor. First and second floor has an atrium and in-door stairs, creating a sequence from which you can feel the slope of the two roofs. On 6th floor, taking advantage of the slanted roof, we were able to set up a terraced floor with which the entire room can function as a theater. As angles of the roofs inclined toward Kaminari-mon and the heights from the ground vary from floor to floor, each floor relates differently to the outside, giving a unique character to each space.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture
Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda, trails of incense and vast eaves will take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture
Enjoy Tokyo's street food! Nakamise is a traditional shopping street located at Sensoji Temple, Asakusa
The approach to Sensoji, known as Nakamise Dori, is lined with about a hundred shops selling crafts, souvenirs and plenty of sweet and savory snacks. Throughout the year you can come across seasonal events held on the temple grounds. Some of the most popular include Asakusa-jinja Shrine’s Sanja Festival collaboration event in May, the hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) market in July and the photogenic hagoita decorative paddle market in December.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036 Tokyo Prefecture
Kappabashi-dori, also known just as Kappabashi or Kitchen Town, is a street in Tokyo between Ueno and Asakusa which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying the restaurant trade. These shops sell everything from knives and other kitchen utensils, mass-produced crockery, restaurant furniture, ovens, and decorations, through to esoteric items such as the plastic display food (sampuru, derived from English sample) found outside Japanese restaurants.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, 2-chōme-18-9 Kaminarimon, 台東区 Taito City, Tokyo 111-0034, Japan
Departure Time :3:00 PM
Return Detail :Sensō-ji, 2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.