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Asakusa: 1400-year history exploration provided by Shitamachi t Pro

Asakusa: 1400-year history exploration

Asakusa: 1400-year history exploration
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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. Participate in charming rituals as you explore the expansive temple grounds, including the iconic Kaminarimon gate with its giant red lantern, and the bustling market street of Nakamise-dori. Finally, discover the colorful Rokku district to the temple's west. Your experience also includes Japanese sweet snacks. Feel free to try your luck with a fortune-telling paper from Sensoji temple. Our tours are limited to 8 guests to ensure a personalized experience so you can be you: curious, spontaneous, and always hungry for more! Our guides bring you the best of both worlds in tourism: local knowledge, genuine friendliness only natives can bring, and an expertise earned through additional training on top of their official national tour guide certification.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74853P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Selection of Japanese sweet snacks (e.g. melon pan, rice dumpling, rice cracker, sweet puffed rice).
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities (Guides will not accept them)
  • Entry/Admission - Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, except those specified
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Asakusa Sta., 1-chōme-1-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Exit 4 of Asakusa subway station on the Ginza line, near a red bridge called Azumabashi. Please step outside when you reach Exit 4. Your guide will be holding a sign reading, 'Shitamachi t Pro'.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We accept last-minute bookings until two hours prior to the tour start time.
  • The maximum group size is 8 people, to ensure proper hospitality
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please choose appropriate footwear
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Bottled water is recommended but vending machines are available
  • If you have special dietary or accessibility requirements, please contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate you
  • Children younger than 6 may join the tour without charge but will not be entitled to inclusions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Due to the historical focus of the tour, it is recommended for adults, but families are welcome
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Selection of Japanese sweet snacks (e.g. melon pan, rice dumpling, rice cracker, sweet puffed rice).
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities (Guides will not accept them)
  • Entry/Admission - Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, except those specified
Departure details
  • Asakusa Sta., 1-chōme-1-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan Exit 4 of Asakusa subway station on the Ginza line, near a red bridge called Azumabashi. Please step outside when you reach Exit 4. Your guide will be holding a sign reading, 'Shitamachi t Pro'.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We accept last-minute bookings until two hours prior to the tour start time.
  • The maximum group size is 8 people, to ensure proper hospitality
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please choose appropriate footwear
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Bottled water is recommended but vending machines are available
  • If you have special dietary or accessibility requirements, please contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate you
  • Children younger than 6 may join the tour without charge but will not be entitled to inclusions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Due to the historical focus of the tour, it is recommended for adults, but families are welcome
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Asakusa Sta.
    1-chōme-1-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
    Exit 4 of Asakusa subway station on the Ginza line, near a red bridge called Azumabashi. Please step outside when you reach Exit 4. Your guide will be holding a sign reading, 'Shitamachi t Pro'.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sumida River
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Hozomon
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Senso-ji Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Asakusa Shrine
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    伝法院通
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ami B
8 contributions
Fantastic guide and hospitality
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Yasu was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He met me promptly at the Asakusa train station and we walked to the Sumida River where he explained the history of the river and the architecture surrounding it. We then proceeded to visit Senso-ji shrine, which is incredibly beautiful and surrounded my local crafts people selling handcrafted foods and goods. He explained the foods and bought samples for me to try. The sweet bread is a definite treat—hot, crunchy top, and fluffy texture! One of the things that most impressed me about Yasu, is that when I asked a question he didn’t know the answer to, he found out and emailed me the information after our tour. Finally, I mentioned I love knives and kitchenware so he told me about a place called kitchen street and then ended the tour by walking me over to it. I highly recommend this tour and will be sure to use his company again in my next trip to Tokyo.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

3PUGSATLANTA
Suwanee, GA7 contributions
Great Tour with Sachiko!
Jan. 2020
My sister and I had a wonderful tour of the Asakusa region including the Sensjo Temple. Sachiko did a fabulous job of taking us around the area and sharing her knowledge of the area.
Written 31 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JKim27
Phoenix, AZ357 contributions
Very Indepth Exploration of Asakusa
Oct. 2019
We really enjoyed the tour with Taka. He took his time to explain the surroundings in depth, we really enjoyed our conversations with him; it was a true cultural exchange. One thing that I learned with him was the proper way to enter the temple; so many people were using the water incorrectly and it was nice to understand the ritual from a Japanese perspective. I also liked learning about the cute little Otanuki-sama. The snacks were delicious; I may have never tasted them without this tour. Taka also helped with some restaurant recommendations for after the tour which was also really appreciated.
Written 20 December 2019
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Ainhoa E
1 contribution
Excellent tour with Yasu
Dec. 2019 • Friends
We did a morning tour with Yasu and, even though it was a very rainy day, we had a great experience thru the old Tokyo. Of course, thanks to the kind and dedicated Yasu. He told us about old Tokyo and let us know and try traditional Japanese dishes.
I truly recommend to select Yasu as a guide, he’ll lead trough an unforgettable Tokyo experience.
Written 3 December 2019
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Anna
3 contributions
Great way to get the most out of the area
Feb. 2019
Had a great tour with Yoko, my tour guide. I would say I already have a decent background in Japanese culture, yet I still learned so much more. Yoko was very knowledgeable not only about the area's sights but the deeper meanings behind Japanese customs and pretty much had an answer to any question I could think of. I'd say this is a perfect tour even for those already initiated to Japanese culture.

We covered a lot of ground and I really appreciated seeing the different side streets around Sensoji Temple. I'd recommend not coming too hungry, there are way too many snacks to eat around here! I don't think it'd be possible to cover the entire shitamachi area within a few hours but I left the tour feeling like I could definitely handle coming back at a later time and enjoy the area at my own snail pace, even with my very limited Japanese.
Written 21 October 2019
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Jay X
1 contribution
Asakusa - Take the tour, you'll learn a lot and won't be disappointed
The tour was excellent. Although I've lived in Tokyo a few years the tour provided an opportunity to learn about the history and culture in an in depth way that I truly haven't experienced prior to this. Yoko's expertise provided historical knowledge and anecdotes that I would have missed out on had I explored the area on my own. I particularly enjoyed learning about the various gates and lanterns in the temple. I also enjoyed learning about the tablets that tell the history of the temple. I highly recommend the tour. Well worth it.

J
Written 26 February 2019
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Jac
1 contribution
Informative and educational tour of one of the oldest parts of Tokyo
Feb. 2019 • Solo
Asakusa is one of the top destinations for people travelling through Tokyo for the first time and what better way to tackle it than with an experienced guide showing you the ins and outs of the area.

Providing in depth explanations of significant parts of the city, they also handled any other queries I had with no issue and even injected some of their personality in to the tour as well.

Definitely worth it if you're looking to learn more about the area, and the small group size ensures you feel like part of the experience as well.
Written 24 February 2019
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Pamthefly2
4 contributions
Asakusa - 1400 years of history
We had a wonderful morning with our guide Shoko who provided rich historical context to what we were seeing in Asakusa. The highlight of the morning was having tea in a little Tea house which gave us an opportunity to learn about the importance of tea in Japan.

All in all a tour that we could recommend without hesitation.

The temple and adjacent shrine were spectacular and the icons pointed out helped illustrate some of the history involved.
Written 15 February 2019
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Janek
2 contributions
I was able to learn all essence of the Japanese culture!
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Although it was a cold morning with a flurry of snow, our heart was warmed because our guide Yoko was so friendly and knowledgeable. She is an expert of piqueing curiosity of guests to the extent that we entirely lost track of time because we were enthralled by her guiding. 3.5 hours just flew by as we immersed ourselves in a tremendous wealth of history about this heartland of Tokyo or I should say Japan. She also recounted the culture and traditions the Japanese have cherished for centuries, which has intrigued us. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a quick but real encounter with history and culture of Japan.
Written 11 February 2019
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