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Tokyo: Asakusa History Tour with Knife Store Shopping Trip

1. 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: Foodie Walking Tour to Kappabashi Street and Asakusa

2. Tokyo: Foodie Walking Tour to Kappabashi Street and Asakusa

Kappabashi Street adjacent to Asakusa is a shopping street lined with dozens of strores selling everything needed by restaurant operators. This is the only place in Tokyo where you can find stores specialized in Japanese food samples. These unbelievably realistic food samples look yummy, but you can't eat or drink them. International travelers have been intrigued by how delicious they look. If you also want to be one of them and bring your own back home to share the wonder with others, then this tour is for you. Our guides will take you to stores where you can find samples you like most. They will help you look around and search by intermediating between yourself and the store clerks as an iterpreter. And of course, the tour preceding the visit to the Japanese food sample stores is one of a kind; an in-depth history tour in Asakusa. 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.

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