Take a stroll through traditional district Yanaka & Asakusa
US $189.00 / Group
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Yanaka has a nice retro atmosphere and is attracting attention as a place to visit. An abundance of temples, old houses, and narrow streets makes it perfect for taking a stroll, away from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Asakura Museum of Sculpture is a former residence and studio of sculptor Fumio Asakura and is currently exhibiting a collection of his sculptures. Visiting the courtyard of Fumio Asakura is a must, with a tranquil and peaceful environment, it makes you feel as though time has stopped.
After a stroll, it’s time for snacks.
Try some freshly made snacks such as minced meat cutlet, doughnuts, or grilled sweetfish at Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street. This shopping street has shops such as fishmongers, butchers, and liquor stores where the locals enjoy cold beverages whilst relaxing.
From Yanaka to Asakusa, we will take a small community bus called “Megurin”.
Asakusa is one of the most famous tourist destinations. For the first timers, you can’t miss the Thunder Gate with a colossal red lantern, an iconic symbol of Tokyo. Nakamise Shopping Street is located behind the Gate, lined with about 90 shops leading to impressive Sensoji Temple.
For second timers, why not try some quirky spots such as a bird cafe or plastic food sample shop?
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Sample Tour Timeline
JR Nippori Station (In front of ticket gates of the North Exit)
- food and drink expenditure
- Socks (You need to wear socks at Asakura Museum of Sculpture)
- Shoes that are easy to wear so that you can take them off when entering houses at Asakura Museum of Sculpture.
- Admission fee(approx. US $5 for Asakura Museum of Sculpture)
- Transport expenses(approx. US $1.00)
Asakura Museum of Sculpture is closed Monday, Thursday, year-end, and new year holidays.
Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.