Known as the center of Tokyo’s Shitamachi (“low city”), Asakusa is a beautiful district in Tokyo where you will witness the beauty and nostalgia of the past. Its main attraction is the Sensoji Temple, which was built during the 7th century. Beside the temple is the popular Nakamise Shopping Street which provides visitors a dose of traditional local snacks and souvenirs right outside the temple. Asakusa is best explored on foot, with delicious Asakusa street food and traditional shops to explore. Join an Asakusa Street Food and Drink Tour to experience whole other world of Tokyo during the evening.
Evenings in Asakusa are serene with fewer tourists and more locals around–it’s the perfect time to walk around the streets to discover sizzling Asakusa street food and enjoy a few drinks. Ready yourself as you mingle with fellow travelers and locals during this evening Asakusa Street Food and Drink Tour. Learn all about the culture of Japanese sake (rice wine) in Japan and get to taste it for yourself! After that, witness the beauty of Asakusa Sensoji Temple, a calm and peaceful beacon at night. Visit a nearby izakaya where you can share drinks over conversations with fellow travelers, then end the tour at a monjayaki restaurant where you’ll get a taste of the famous savory pancake, which is a Tokyo specialty, accompanied by another drink. This food and drink tour lets you in on the calm local vibes of Asakusa, where you can experience the Japanese kanpai culture with residents of the area.
Highlights of the Asakusa Street Food and Drink Tour:
- Experience Japanese izakaya (bar) culture in Asakusa with a local guide
- Taste succulent Asakusa street food and delicious drinks in the streets of Asakusa
- Learn about Japanese sake (rice wine), and try two types for yourself!
- See the majestic beauty of Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple
- Indulge in Tokyo street food culture
- 3-hour street food tour of Asakusa
- A variety of local food (menu below)
- Local food guide
- Japanese sake tasting (2 types of sake)
- Traditional Japanese izakaya (1 drink and 2-3 dishes)
- Monjayaki restaurant (1 drink and a savory pancake)
- Transportation fees to and from the event
- Hotel pick-up
- Infant meals
- Additional food or beverage purchases
Minimum 2, maximum of 6 participants. If you are a single traveler, please contact us.
Asakusa: Easily explored on foot, Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s low cities. With its famous Sensoji, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, Asakusa is overflowing with a rich history and is a center for traditional culture. Asakusa used to be Tokyo’s leading entertainment district with a number of kabuki theaters, where the area was also a major red light district. However, most parts of Asakusa were destroyed during the Second World War, but it has since grown into one of Tokyo’s most visited tourist spots. Here, you’ll find the grand Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street which strings a line of local stores for snacks and souvenirs. Asakusa is also home to numerous temples and shrines, with shopping districts and other attractions such as parks, public baths, and museums. It’s the kind of place that will make you feel like you’ve been part of it from the start.
Meeting Location and Meeting Time:
The meeting point is in front of Asakusa Information Center.
Address: 〒111-0034 Tokyo, 台東区Kaminarimon, 2 Chome−18−9
The meeting time is at 4:45 p.m. The event starts exactly at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
- The food tour starts strictly on time. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless, and no refund shall be given. This is to guarantee that there is enough time, so everyone can enjoy each food stop. Please be respectful of the other guests, our restaurant partners, and the tour guide’s time
- If you have food restrictions, preferences, or allergies (e.g gluten allergy, vegetarian, vegan, etc.) please let us know in the additional info section at checkout
- The minimum drinking age is 20 years in Japan. Alternative drinks will be served for participants who below 20 years of age
- Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking
- If you would like to join a Chinese speaking guide tour, please let us know in the additional info section at checkout