East and West Asakusa Rickshaw Tour (30 minutes)
- Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
- Product code: EN-TKO-1029-10292
Explore what Asakusa has to offer on both the East and the West in just 30 minutes on a rickshaw! Asakusa has two different faces divided from the Asakusa temple as a center. The west side is the area where you can feel the atmosphere of the Edo period from about 150 years ago. And the east side has a retro atmosphere from the Showa period about 50 years ago. You can enjoy visiting both different west and east sides easily. You can also see a great view of the Tokyo Skytree!
1. Dembo-in Dori (street)
Dembo-in Dori is a street about 150 meters long that connects a shopping arcade. One side of this street is along the Dembo-in Temple, that's where the street's name comes from. You can see the signboard designed from old Japanese stuff or paintings, have a walk and enjoy finding historical arts outside!
2. Nitenmon Gate
"Nikko Toshogun" is located in the Tochigi Prefecture north of Tokyo, which is where there was Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was the first shogun warrior of the Tokugawa Shogunate until Japan opened the country to the world about 150 years ago. This Nitenmon Gate was built as an alternative place to visit easily as Nikko Toshougu is far from Tokyo. The vivid red gate was designed as an important piece of cultural property, too.
3. Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is the highest broadcasting tower in the world. It is 634 m high and it holds the Guinness World Record. Because of its height, sometimes the top is covered by clouds. The beautiful design and lights are outstanding by choosing Japanese specific colors. Your rickshaw guide will take you to the most beautiful spot to view it!
4. Dembo-in Temple
Tokugawa Shogunate occupied Japan before Japan decided to open the country to the world about 150 years ago. Tokugawa Shogunate started in 1603 and lasted for 250 years, which is the longest government in Japan. Dembo-in temple is the historical temple where Shogun warriors' souls sleep. You can enter the garden registered as the most important cultural property depending on the season. The gate (Mon in Japanese)was built 400 years ago and luckily it has never been damaged by bombs during wars, fire, or huge earthquakes. You must visit this historical gate!
【Things to note】
- Time：30 Minutes
- Meeting Place：Kaminarimon, the Thunder Gate [MAP]
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
A 3 minute walk from Asakusa Sta. on Ginza Line
A 3 minute walk from Asakusa Sta. on Toei Asakusa Line
- Language support：Japanese, English
- Other things to note ：
・In the event of a delay in arrival due to traffic conditions or accidents on the day of the event, the reserved rickshaw will not be saved for you.
・If you wish to maintain your reservation and have the rickshaw wait for you, you will be charged a holding fee. (*The fee are calculated separately based on scheduled hours).
・For children 5 years old and younger, one child per parent/accompanied adult is free of charge.
・For children 6 years old and older, seats are required and charged.
・Pregnant women who are less than 16 weeks pregnant are not allowed to board for safety reasons.
・If your pregnancy is stable (after 17 weeks), you can ride a rickshaw. However, rickshaws are bumpy and seatbelts are required.
・The basic rule for two passengers is to ride together, but we may ask them to ride separately depending on the size and weight of the passengers.
・Additional units will be charged separately for the use of one person.
・A 100% cancellation fee will be charged on the day of the event.
- Free Wi-Fi：No
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour, On the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
*Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
*The cancellation fee includes handling charges.