Rich in history and culture, Asakusa remains as a crowd favorite and a feature in this remarkable three-hour tour of the local area. Easily explored on foot and family-friendly, you’ll have a great time mingling with fellow tourists during this Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour, while gaining insight from a local’s perspective. It’s the perfect tour for people who want to see Japan from a different angle and try local Asakusa food, where its history and modern culture coexist in harmony.
Discover Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, two historical sites that are also pleasing to the eyes. Explore hidden gems amongst Asakusa’s beautiful and attractive temples, a lively high-fashion district, and feel the vibe that only Asakusa can give you, with the chance to try different Asakusa food along the way. Learn more about the stories behind each destination, as well as table manners and dining etiquette, and have a taste of the city’s traditional culture that is still alive and breathing today. Find yourself stepping back in time with the colorful and informative stories you’ll hear from your guide as you feel like you’ve walked into the past and uniquely experienced the traditional streets of Asakusa.
Highlights of the Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour:
- Explore the streets of Nakamise Street and learn about sacred pilgrims
- Enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch, with an option of fresh sashimi from Tsukiji Market
- Visit a traditional sweet shop where you can see the making of traditional candies
- Have a taste of Japanese’s heavenly and famous melon bread
- Talk and interact with the locals and learn about their rich culture and history
- End the tour with a tea ceremony and have a taste of the genuine flavor of matcha green tea exported from Kyoto
- A food tour of Sensoji and Asakusa food
- One refreshment
- 5 food stops with several different foods (dessert included)
- Street food and regional food tastings
- Shopping time (for best souvenirs and snacks!)
- Transportation to and from the event location
Minimum of 2 people. Great for families and friends. 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 the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center (Address: 2 Chome-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taitō-ku). The meeting time is at 10:45 a.m. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
Additional Information from the Organizer:
- The Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour starts strictly on time. The tour will start even if guests arrive at or after the departure time, 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
- Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking