Asakusa Shrine Walking tours

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Tokyo: Custom, Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

1. Tokyo: Custom, Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Intrigued by Tokyo’s national sport? Head to the riverside Ryogoku district, the heartland of professional sumo. See all sorts of fascinating sumo paraphernalia, small statues of yokozuna (the highest-ranking sumo wrestlers), and Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. There’s really no limit to what you can see and do in Tokyo, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Whizz around on a go-kart, play retro arcade games in the Anata No Warehouse, and grab a quick bite at the Robot Restaurant – where you’ll be entertained by robotic monsters, dancers, and flashing lasers! Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

2. Tokyo: Asakusa District 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.

Music Performance + Dinner Preceded by Asakusa History Tour

3. Music Performance + Dinner Preceded by Asakusa 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: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

4. Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

Meet your certified guide at the Azumabashi bridge to begin the tour, observing the Tokyo Sky Tree and Sumida river. Make your way to the nearby Culture Center to get a preview of the tour route by seeing Asakusa from high up in the building. Visit the ancient Buddhist Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's essential sightseeing spots. Learn about the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple- and shrine-visiting rituals that Japanese people know. Afterward, dive into the Rokku area, Asakusa's bustling entertainment district. Stroll through streets learning about the complex district of continual novelty and quaint nostalgia. After discovering Asakusa's charm, make your way to three distinct but typical izakaya restaurants. On average, we provide 3 to 4 drinks and 3 to 4 dishes, which is enough for a full dinner meal. During the experience, you have the opportunity to savor traditional dishes and drinks whilst learning about the culture and history which triggered their creation. You'll also discover the depth of sake in its varieties, flavors, and production processes which have been refined over centuries.

Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

5. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

Tokyo: 2-Hour Asakusa Food Hunt & Cultural Tour

6. 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. 

Tokyo: Asakusa History Tour with Knife Store Shopping Trip

7. Tokyo: Asakusa History Tour with Knife Store Shopping Trip

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.

Tokyo Highlights Private Walking Tour

8. Tokyo Highlights Private Walking Tour

Explore the highlights of Tokyo with a passionate and knowledgeable local guide. There are a number of fixed tour options, and your destinations will change depending on which tour you decide on. For example, spots like: -The world famous Tsukiji fish market -The town of Asakusa, which boasts a traditional feel of ancient Tokyo -Meiji Jingu, the famed Shinto shrine with a breathtaking spiritual presence -And the Harajuku district, which is known for its trendsetting ""kawaii"" fashion culture We have put together what we think is the best itinerary possible for each option. We are looking forward to creating memorable times with you in Tokyo!

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What people are saying about Asakusa Shrine

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Our guide was very knowledgeable , an Italian guy who has lived in Tokyo for several years, we had a day and he maximised our time. Super flex and always asked what next to make sure our family was enjoying the experience

Janet was wonderful and knowledgeable. The tour was completely customized to our liking and she was flexible throughout. This is a great way to see the city!

We had a lovely time with our guide Mo. she was very attentive to our interests and gave us great insight on Japanese culture! I would recommend this tour !

Saya is a very well predisposed guide to make us know all the important places in Tokyo. It was a very good experience

We had a great tour and it was well laid out for our time and interests.