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Tokyo: Asakusa Guided Historical Walking Tour

1. Tokyo: Asakusa Guided Historical Walking Tour

If you are interested in a folklore of two fisherman brothers who happened to have become founding fathers of Sesoji-temple 1400 years ago and Asakusa for that matter, this tour is for you. Enjoy the tour chock-full of interesting stories around development of Asakusa and Tokyo. Specifically, we will demystify intriguing historical facts including: 1) Why Sumida river is an origin of Senso-ji temple 2) How Senso-ji temple and Asakusa developed hand in hand 3) How Asakusa has become a forerunner of Japan's modernization 4) How the culture that flourished in the area impacted the world Other important features of the tour are: 1) Use of headsets to hear the guide clearly even from a distance; applicable to a group of 3 or more. 2) Tasting Japanese sweet snacks just made in the back the shops. 3) Each group is limited to 8 participants.

Tokyo Private Sightseeing Customizable Day Tour by Car & Van

2. Tokyo Private Sightseeing Customizable Day Tour by Car & Van

Welcome to Tokyo, the mesmerizing metropolis that seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Join AHK Travels on our captivating Tokyo city tours and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy, fascinating culture, and iconic landmarks of this remarkable city. With our expert semi guides by your side, embark on a journey that will unveil the hidden secrets and renowned highlights of Tokyo. Explore the bustling streets of Shibuya, where the famous scramble crossing and fashionable shops await. Marvel at the serene beauty of the Meiji Shrine, nestled amidst lush greenery in the heart of the city. Discover the historical treasures of Asakusa, home to the renowned Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street. Experience the futuristic allure of Tokyo's modern architecture in the bustling districts of Shinjuku and Ginza. Indulge in the culinary delights of Tsukiji Fish Market or explore the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace. Whatever your interests, our customizable tours cater to your preferences, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience. Delve deeper into Tokyo's rich culture with visits to traditional tea houses, Sumida River cruises, or even a captivating Kabuki performance. Learn about the art of sushi-making from a master chef or try your hand at crafting beautiful origami creations. Our tours provide unique opportunities to engage with local traditions and create lasting memories. AHK Travels ensures your comfort and convenience throughout the tour. Our modern vehicles provide a relaxing and enjoyable journey, while our English-speaking guides offer informative commentary and insider knowledge. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, AHK Travels' Tokyo city tours offer an immersive and enchanting experience of this dynamic city. Let us be your guide as you delve into the heart and soul of Tokyo, discovering its vibrant neighborhoods, captivating history, and inspiring cultural treasures. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with cherished memories of your time in Tokyo.

From Tokyo: Hakone, Owakudani, & Lake Kawaguchi Day Tour

3. From Tokyo: Hakone, Owakudani, & Lake Kawaguchi Day Tour

Embark on a captivating day trip from Tokyo that will take you through the stunning landscapes and cultural wonders of Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone. Explore the natural beauty, historical treasures, and artistic experiences that these destinations have to offer. Start your tour at Ueno Station or the Kokuyo Tokyo Shinagawa Office and take a bus to your first stop at Hakone Shrine. Discover the allure of Hakone Shrine, where a torii gate appears to float serenely on the glistening waters of the lake. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views. Next, visit Owakudani, where the natural wonders of steaming vents and bubbling hot springs await. Don't forget to indulge in the famed black eggs that are said to bestow longevity upon those who partake. Continue your adventure to Lake Kawaguchi, at the foot of Mount Fuji, you can see the reflection of Mount Fuji on the lake when the surface is calm and peace. On the way back to Tokyo, we will stop by Fujihonmachi Street, known for its Showa era nostalgia, has become a popular photography spot on social media. The shops, cafes, restaurants, and general stores lining the street also offer visitors a pleasant place to shop and dine. (This stop may be cut-off depands on the traffic situation) As the sun begins to set, your journey will come full circle. Return to Ueno Station, where memories of a day filled with exploration, inspiration, and wonder will linger long after your tour concludes.

Asakusa(Tokyo): Smartphone Audio Guide Tour

4. Asakusa(Tokyo): Smartphone Audio Guide Tour

This tour is a self-guided tour (audio guide) of Asakusa using an app. *English audio guide *You can listen to it at home, on the go, anywhere *No ticket redemption required *This is not an official audio guide *Please do not make direct inquiries to the facility regarding this audio guide Embark on an immersive tour through "Asakusa: A Tapestry of History, Culture, and Everyday Life". ■What can you hear in the audio guide? From Senso-ji Temple to Nakamise Shopping Street and Asakusa Underground Street, experience the harmonious blend of past and present in Tokyo's historic district. End your tour at Asakusa Station with a deeper appreciation of Asakusa's rich cultural heritage. This is not just a tour, but a journey through time. Experience Asakusa like never before! ■What is Asakusa? Asakusa, known for its vibrant atmosphere and traditional architecture, stands as a testament to Japan's rich history. Once a bustling hub during the peaceful Edo period (1603-1868), it still retains the cultural spirit of that era. It is a very popular sightseeing spot among foreign tourists. ■HOW TO USE 1.After purchase, we will send a message to your email address registered with getyourguide. 2.From the URL in the message, download the audio guide app "Pokke" to your smartphone. 3.After downloading the app, you can listen to the audio guide. Audio guide time: 60 minutes Number of guides: 14

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. 

Skytree & Asakusa Historical Walk

6. Skytree & Asakusa Historical Walk

Discover the charm of Asakusa's historic streets with a local guide. On this tour, you will explore Asakusa's rich history as you visit iconic spots such as Sensoji Temple and Nakamise shopping Street. While touring iconic Asakusa spots, you will enjoy traditional Japanese sweets and visit local bars, clothing stores, and snack bars. Got a sudden craving for a drink? Or perhaps there's a specific souvenir you're hunting for? No worries! Our guide, born and raised in Tokyo, is flexible and ready to adapt. They'll whisk you away to a local bar or hunt down that elusive souvenir shop on the spot. They'll introduce you to hidden gems, the daily lives of the locals, and even the best places to buy souvenirs and traditional goods. And for those picture-perfect moments, your guide knows just the spots to snap the best photos. The adventure concludes at the Tokyo Skytree! Relish the breathtaking views of Tokyo from the observation deck of the Tokyo Skytree. Experience Asakusa's uniqueness, savor the magnificent panorama from Skytree, and create unforgettable memories tailored just for you! *Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product. (Times are approximate) We will propose the best itinerary according to your wishes. First Stop At: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center: Duration: 15 minutes The eight-storey building houses a café and exhibition space, as well as an observation deck overlooking Nakamise-street and Senso-ji Temple. Stop At: Kaminarimon-gate & Nakamise Shopping Street: Duration: 40 minutes This is a historic shopping street. You can enjoy food from Japanese stalls and buy souvenirs. Take lots of great photos and learn about the history and culture from your guide. Stop At: Senso-ji Temple: Duration: 30 minutes It is one of the most famous spots for all visitors to Tokyo. Additionally, there are various facilities around the temple that are a must-see. Stop At: Hoppy Street: Duration: 45 minutes This is the famous drinking alley in Asakusa. Those interested can enjoy traditional Japanese beverages If we have extra time, we can also take you to Kappabashi Tool Street. It is a shopping street with dozens of shops where you can buy food samples, such as Japanese food, and cooking utensils like knives, made with amazing Japanese techniques. Stop At: Tokyo Skytree: Duration: 1 hour Head for the Sky Tree, an iconic landmark of Tokyo. Enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the Sky Tree!

Asakusa: Kitchen knife store visits after history tour

7. Asakusa: Kitchen knife store visits after history tour

The reasons for those interested in Japanese kitchen knives to choose this tour are you will: ① Go right to the right stores without any prior research or wandering. ② Rely on the guide in terms of providing candid and neutral feedback as you listen to the sales pitch by the store clerks ③ Enjoy our flagship in-depth Asakusa tour prior to the store visits After having an in-depth Asakusa history tour, we will take you to the Kappabashi Street adjacent to Asakusa, a shopping street lined with dozens of stores selling everything needed by restaurant operators. Obviously, the Japanese kitchen knives are the mainstay of the products handled by them. The street has several stores specialized in kitchen knives; since they have a full lineup of the products, you will have the best chance to find some which you are genuinely looking for. 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.

1 day Tokyo tour: Customizable (up-to 6 persons)

8. 1 day Tokyo tour: Customizable (up-to 6 persons)

Tokyo Unveiled: A Captivating Day Trip Discover Tokyo's vibrant tapestry on an unforgettable day trip, unveiling its iconic landmarks and hidden treasures. Our carefully curated itinerary ensures a seamless blend of traditional and modern experiences. Buckle up in our spacious family van and let the adventure begin! Highlighted Itinerary: Tokyo Skytree: Reach for the sky at the world-renowned Tokyo Skytree. Enjoy panoramic views of the cityscape, capturing Tokyo's sprawling beauty. Sensoji Temple, Asakusa: Immerse yourself in the mystique of Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Wander through Nakamise Street, a bustling market of traditional goods and delectable street food. Tsukiji Fish Market: Dive into culinary excellence at Tsukiji Fish Market. Witness the flurry of activity as vendors display the freshest catches and savor delectable sushi. Imperial Palace: Walk in the footsteps of history at the Imperial Palace. Stroll through serene gardens and admire the majestic architecture that encapsulates Japan's regal past. Meiji Jingu Shrine: Seek tranquility amidst the bustling city at Meiji Jingu Shrine. Traverse lush forested paths leading to this serene haven of spirituality. Harajuku & Takeshita Street: Embrace Harajuku's quirky fashion culture and explore Takeshita Street, a haven for trendsetters and unique boutiques. Shibuya Scramble: Feel the heartbeat of Tokyo at Shibuya Scramble. Navigate the iconic crossing amidst dazzling billboards and lively energy. Exclusive Additions: Personalized Guide: Our English-speaking driver-guide adds depth to your journey, sharing captivating stories and insights. Flexible Pick-up: Whether it's your hotel or a convenient spot within Tokyo's 23 wards, we'll pick you up, ensuring a seamless start. Comfort & Hydration: Relax in our air-conditioned family van and enjoy complimentary water bottles, keeping you refreshed throughout. Tailored for Families: Designed for 5 to 6 people, our family van offers ample space, making this trip perfect for families or small groups. Unlock Tokyo's charm on this immersive day trip, where every moment becomes a cherished memory. Book now for a journey that transcends sightseeing, delving into the heart of Tokyo's essence.

Asakusa Historical And Cultural Food Tour With A local Guide

9. Asakusa Historical And Cultural Food Tour With A local Guide

Asakusa retains the vibe of an older Tokyo, with traditional craft shops and street-food stalls along Nakamise Street near the ancient Sensō-ji temple. Mid-19th-century Hanayashiki amusement park has rides and cafes, while riverside Kuritsu Sumida Park hosts regular festivals and firework displays. The first stop is Sensoji Temple (浅草寺) an ancient Buddhist temple in Tokyo and one of the most visited sightseeing spots in Japan Then we will Dive into Asakura’s vibrant culture by savoring its street food. From traditional Japanese dishes to Instagram-worthy sweet delights like Dango and Daifuku, there’s a diverse array of flavors waiting for you. And you will be amused with Tokyo Skytree as it is an epic experience. Here you will truly be able to fathom the sheer extent of Tokyo’s size and density. This tower, the tallest in the world, stands at an astonishing 634 meters tall and offers a 360-degree view that is unparalleled in Japan. and much more to be seen and done

Asakusa: Exquisite lunch after history tour

10. 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.

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