Asakusaーback to Edo

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Toshihiko Tanizoe

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Asakusa still retains strong remnant of Edo culture and is the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo. Edo is the former name of Tokyo. Here you can enjoy shopping as well as to worship before the statue of the bodhisattva Kannon. Our tour starts at Kaminarimon gate, the symbol of Asakusa.
The tour of visiting total of three gates, the main hall of Sensoji temple and Asakusa shrine will sure to give you a memorable part of your pleasant visit to Japan. Nakamisedori street is lined on both sides with many souvenir shops and is always crowded with visitors from Japan and overseas. You can also know your fortune by drawing a fortune paper. Good luck!

Hello! I am Toshihiko Tanizoe nicknamed Toshi, a National Licensed Tour Guide. I have lived or stayed in foreign countries for about 7 years. During that period I was given so much favor from local people. I think this is my turn to act as a tour guide in order to assist you visiting foreigners who want to really enjoy Japan. Particularly I am good at Japanese history. So if you will visit places related to historical matters with me, you are sure to get excited.


Sample Tour Timeline

09:30 AM
Meet at your hotel

Lobby in your hotel

09:30 AM
Meet at your hotel

Lobby in your hotel

10:00 AM
Asakusa

First we overlook the grand view of the neighborhood of Sensoji from the 8th floor of Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center building. Then we visit Kaminarimon, Chingodo shrine located on Denboindori street, Nakamisedori, Hozomon gate, Kannon hall of Sensoji, Nitemmon gate, the oldest structure in the precincts of the temple and Asakusa shrine.

10:00 AM
Asakusa

First we overlook the grand view of the neighborhood of Sensoji from the 8th floor of Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center building. Then we visit Kaminarimon, Chingodo shrine located on Denboindori street, Nakamisedori, Hozomon gate, Kannon hall of Sensoji, Nitemmon gate, the oldest structure in the precincts of the temple and Asakusa shrine.

12:00 PM
Kaminarimon

The tour ends at Kaminarimon when we return to it..

12:00 PM
Kaminarimon

The tour ends at Kaminarimon when we return to it..

Additional Details

Where we meet

Meet at your hotel

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Notes:

The tour price will be offered at a discount price of 65$ in case the number of participants of the tour is 3 persons or more. When the number of participant is 1 person the price is 80$ and in case of 2 persons the price is 73$ per person.
After this tour an additional tour can be available according to your request(1 hour 30$ per person, 60$ per group).
ex)Edo Shitamachi Gallery of Traditional Arts and Crafts ~Kappabashi Utensil Street
Edo Shitamachi Gallery of Traditional Arts and Crafts is one place where visitors can see skills, techniques and works of art in Asakusa.
Kappabashi Utensil Street is where over 170 shops sell such things as western and Japanese cutlery, kitchenware and plastic food samples. It is a paradise for people who like cooking.

Guest Requirements

All welcome

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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Guest Reviews by 3 users

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Aug 7, 2018

I loved every moment of Asakusa tour. Asakusa is located in middle of Tokyo so it took me less than 30 minutes to get to Asakusa via subway. Mr. Toshihiko first took me and my friends up to the top...

I loved every moment of Asakusa tour. Asakusa is located in middle of Tokyo so it took me less than 30 minutes to get to Asakusa via subway. Mr. Toshihiko first took me and my friends up to the top of the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. He briefly explained to us about architectures in Asakusa. After grabbing an image about Asakusa, we walked toward Sensoji Temple. There were so many shops that sold traditional Japanese foods, goods, and souvenirs. The shops sold so many cool things that I did not find in urban areas in Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Shibuya. My friends bought chopsticks with their names engraved on it and I got to buy traditional Japanese cloth. Walking down traditional Japanese street with traditional Japanese kimono on, I really felt like I was back in the Edo Era. Just like the title of the tour. Mr. Toshihiko knew almost everything about history and tradition of Asakusa so it was interesting to walk around the temple knowing the background of Asakusa. He also helped my group translate English into Japanese so I had no problem shopping and eating at Asakusa. I loved every moment of eating, praying, shopping, and taking pretty pictures at Asakusa. I would definitely recommend this tour and I also recommend people, especially girls, to wear kimono. There are many places to buy or rent kimons and Mr. Toshihiko more than willing help yo ubuy or rent kimons.

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Colin James
Aug 7, 2018

I loved every moment of Asakusa tour. Asakusa is located in middle of Tokyo so it took me less than 30 minutes to get to Asakusa via subway. Mr. Toshihiko first took me and my friends up to the top...

I loved every moment of Asakusa tour. Asakusa is located in middle of Tokyo so it took me less than 30 minutes to get to Asakusa via subway. Mr. Toshihiko first took me and my friends up to the top of the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. He briefly explained to us about architectures in Asakusa. After grabbing an image about Asakusa, we walked toward Sensoji Temple. There were so many shops that sold traditional Japanese foods, goods, and souvenirs. The shops sold so many cool things that I did not find in urban areas in Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Shibuya. My friends bought chopsticks with their names engraved on it and I got to buy traditional Japanese cloth. Walking down traditional Japanese street with traditional Japanese kimono on, I really felt like I was back in the Edo Era. Just like the title of the tour. Mr. Toshihiko knew almost everything about history and tradition of Asakusa so it was interesting to walk around the temple knowing the background of Asakusa. He also helped my group translate English into Japanese so I had no problem shopping and eating at Asakusa. I loved every moment of eating, praying, shopping, and taking pretty pictures at Asakusa. I would definitely recommend this tour and I also recommend people, especially girls, to wear kimono. There are many places to buy or rent kimons and Mr. Toshihiko more than willing help yo ubuy or rent kimons.

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Aug 7, 2018

Experiencing Sensoji temple was a breathtaking, beautiful and an outstanding experience. Seeing the enchanting, crimson pillars and architecture provided me with a sense of bewilderment. Sensoji te...

Experiencing Sensoji temple was a breathtaking, beautiful and an outstanding experience. Seeing the enchanting, crimson pillars and architecture provided me with a sense of bewilderment. Sensoji temple is an example of the future and past interweaving, with many modern buildings surrounding Tokyo’s oldest temple. Initially Mr. Toshihiko, our tour guide, took us to the top of Asakusa tourist information centre to see the amazing view from many floors up. It was an amazing sight seeing busy Asakusa streets, filled with people. Throughout the tour, our tour guide provided us with the history of the temple and informed us about important moments that have occurred within the temple grounds. Learning about the Japanese guardians and Gods that defended the temple grounds was extremely interesting, and I am so grateful that Mr.Toshihiko provided us with such in depth information. A wonderland for tourists, in Sensoji temple you will definitely be able to find souvenirs for your family and friends. If you need some time to recuperate within the temple, you can visit many food/drink marketplaces!

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Thomas Symon
Aug 7, 2018

Experiencing Sensoji temple was a breathtaking, beautiful and an outstanding experience. Seeing the enchanting, crimson pillars and architecture provided me with a sense of bewilderment. Sensoji te...

Experiencing Sensoji temple was a breathtaking, beautiful and an outstanding experience. Seeing the enchanting, crimson pillars and architecture provided me with a sense of bewilderment. Sensoji temple is an example of the future and past interweaving, with many modern buildings surrounding Tokyo’s oldest temple. Initially Mr. Toshihiko, our tour guide, took us to the top of Asakusa tourist information centre to see the amazing view from many floors up. It was an amazing sight seeing busy Asakusa streets, filled with people. Throughout the tour, our tour guide provided us with the history of the temple and informed us about important moments that have occurred within the temple grounds. Learning about the Japanese guardians and Gods that defended the temple grounds was extremely interesting, and I am so grateful that Mr.Toshihiko provided us with such in depth information. A wonderland for tourists, in Sensoji temple you will definitely be able to find souvenirs for your family and friends. If you need some time to recuperate within the temple, you can visit many food/drink marketplaces!

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Aug 7, 2018

The temple has so much history and stories to tell. I was in amazement, when the tour guide was informing me of the history of the temple and the shrines that surround the temple. Learning about th...

The temple has so much history and stories to tell. I was in amazement, when the tour guide was informing me of the history of the temple and the shrines that surround the temple. Learning about the different guardians and Japanese mythology, was very interesting, I learned so much more about Japanese culture, compared to if I was doing the Tour on my own. The temple also has stalls that you can purchase souvenirs, that can remind of the great temple and the history of Sensoji when you return home. I got to purchase chopsticks and engrave each chopstick for my family members which was an excellent present since it was so personalized, making it a special and unique gift.

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Amal
Aug 7, 2018

The temple has so much history and stories to tell. I was in amazement, when the tour guide was informing me of the history of the temple and the shrines that surround the temple. Learning about th...

The temple has so much history and stories to tell. I was in amazement, when the tour guide was informing me of the history of the temple and the shrines that surround the temple. Learning about the different guardians and Japanese mythology, was very interesting, I learned so much more about Japanese culture, compared to if I was doing the Tour on my own. The temple also has stalls that you can purchase souvenirs, that can remind of the great temple and the history of Sensoji when you return home. I got to purchase chopsticks and engrave each chopstick for my family members which was an excellent present since it was so personalized, making it a special and unique gift.

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