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Tokyo Asakusa Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

1. Tokyo Asakusa Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

Enjoy the retro and quirky neighbourhood of Asakusa from a unique vantage point in the comfort of a traditional rickshaw. Cruise the bustling streets of Tokyo in your own private chariot on a fun, customizable sightseeing tour. Check out the Denpoin street which has only changed a little since WWII followed by the quirky Tanuki-doori, Orange Street, and the entertainment street of the historic Rokku Ward. Back on the rickshaw, take souvenir photos of Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Travel back in time as you head to the Geisha district. Park the rickshaw and continue the tour by foot. Under the guidance of your local guide, follow Japanese customs and pay your respects at Tokyo's oldest temple. Stroll along the Nakamise street to discover mouthwatering choices of modern and traditional local snacks as well as unique souvenir options. On the way back to the finishing point, venture inside Sumida Park, which has thousands of cherry trees in bloom during the Spring. If you choose the 190-minute option, the tour also includes a stop at the Imado Shrine, famous for its numerous cat figurines, especially the maneki neko, the beckoning cat.

Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

2. Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Cruise the bustling streets of Tokyo in your own private chariot on a fun sightseeing tour of the Asakusa district by rickshaw. Admire the beautiful Asakusa Shrine next to the city's oldest temple, and experience the everyday street life en route to the famous shoe shopping district of Hanakawado. Venture inside Sumida Park, most resplendent in spring when thousands of cherry trees are in bloom. Check out quirky Tanuki-doori, and the adult theaters of the historic Rokku Ward. Take souvenir photos of Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Ride down Denpoin Street, where little has changed since World War II as you make your way back to the starting point. Book the 2-hour or 3-hour tour options and you will also see the Sensoji Temple, while guests on the 3-hour option can choose a memorial gift of a special Hello Kitty doll or original T-shirt.

Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

3. Tokyo: 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: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

4. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including an English-speaking guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

5. Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

You have 1400 years of history to cover, but don't worry, tours are limited to 6 guests, so you won't miss a thing. First, get to know Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's essential sightseeing spot. Learn the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple and shrine-visiting rituals.  You will have an opportunity to try your luck drawing a paper fortune. Take a detour into the quiet back streets to pick up some freshly-made 'melon pan' sweet bread, and enjoy it in the shade on the temple grounds. After that, escape into the 'Rokku' area: Asakusa's traditional entertainment district, always bustling yet rarely busy. Walk through the Meiji period into the present day, with stops along the way for more Japanese sweet snacks. This district of endless novelty — movies, comedians, and exotic animals — became a quaint neighbourhood of handicrafts and nostalgia. Your guide will provide vivid descriptions of its complex, colourful history. Speaking of your guide, most have gone through a 3-month training course to become fully qualified for guiding this course and they have all passed a rigorous certification process.

Asakusa: Private Tour for Families with Amusement Park Visit

6. Asakusa: Private Tour for Families with Amusement Park Visit

Discover Tokyo's famed district of Asukasa on this private tour designed especially for families. In the company of an expert guide, unearth the history of the district on a walking tour before heading to an amusement park that provides entertainment for kids and adults alike. During your walking tour, listen to the mysterious story of the two brothers who found a Buddhist statue in the river which became the Sensoji Temple. Admire statues, lanterns, and souvenir shops that have been specially selected for their appeal to children. Later, learn what the future holds for you as your fortune is read for you. Participate in centuries-old rituals at the Temple and the Asakusa Shrine and celebrate or despair with your children depending on the outcome of Sensoji’s infamous paper fortunes. Later, head to Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan opened in 1853. This somewhat quaint facility now features 20 kinds of modern attractions and lunchrooms. Enjoy unlimited access to rides and attractions with much less waiting time than in major theme parks — a rare find in Japan. Feel free to keep enjoying the park at your own leisure after your tour ends.

Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Asakusa

7. Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Asakusa

Meet your guide and embark on a journey of bar hopping. The local guide will take you through the hidden food and drink spots near Kaminari Gate. Explore some local favorites in the Nakamise shopping street.  After a drink, head towards historically significant locations and enjoy a hearty Japanese meal. Expand your knowledge about Japanese food culture and taste it directly there.  Visit the oldest existing bar in Tokyo and grab a drink at the famous Hoppy Street like a local. Enjoy the famous "Denki Bran", which is a strong cocktail. Your guide may also take you to the mysterious Ninja Bar.

Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

8. 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.

Highlights of Tokyo Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

9. Highlights of Tokyo Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

Start by visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market. See a busy market with lots of fresh seafood and also try foods you have never seen before. If you would like to, you can also enjoy a small breakfast. Next head to the Meiji Jingu Shrine, one of the biggest in Tokyo. If you are lucky, you might see a traditional Japanese wedding. After the shrine, stroll around the Omotesando and Harajyuku shopping areas famous for teenage pop fashion. You can have lunch there or in Asakusa later. In the afternoon, visit Asakusa where a big Sensoji Temple is located. There are many shops called Nakamise so you can enjoy shopping typical Japanese souvenirs. If you need more shopping after the tour, you can stay in Asakusa.

Tokyo: Nighttime Local Food & Drink Tour in Asakusa

10. Tokyo: Nighttime Local Food & Drink Tour in Asakusa

See maybe one of the most touristic places in Tokyo is Asakusa. It's traditional town from 7th century and this certainly remains in the atmosphere with Sensoji Temple, the biggest temple in Tokyo, being here. Due to this, Asakusa is very famous and many tourists come out here in the daytime, but how about at nighttime? In the evening, very few foreigners walk around Asakusa and many Japanese people come out. After work, Japanese "salary-men" come to Asakusa to drink, laugh and chat. Let's drink local alcohol and eat delicious Izakaya food as locals with our professional and friendly guide!  The menu is as follows: -Sake (Japanese rice wine) -Typical Izakaya foods and drinks (Japanese local food)  -Japanese savory pancakes(Okonomiyaki or Monja yaki)

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What people are saying about Asakusa Shrine

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 660 reviews

My private tour trough Tokio was just awesome. Together with my guide Yoshi we explored Tsujiki Fish Market, Meiji Shrine and also some local shops. She gave me so many insights about Japan, the culture and daily life that it felt like exploring the city with a friend. Great day. Great memories. Thanks for this experience!!!

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

Sachimi was a wonderful guide. She took us around the popular spots and gave us a great flavor for Tokyo. She also took us to a veggie ramen place which we all enjoyed. Overall would do this again with Japan wonder.

we had a great day, Bhatti our driver/guide picked us at our hotel on time and he drived us to all our requested destinations and brought us back to our hotel after our tour

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