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.