In-Depth Nighttime Tour of Asakusa
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo
- Product code: EN-TKO-1053-10532
Learn the history of Asakusa that you miss on a regular sightseeing tour with a local guide! The tour will start with talking about the history of Tokyo's oldest temple, Sensoji Temple, and how to pray at the temple. What is great about the night tour is that you can see Sensoji Temple beautifully illuminated against the dark sky. You can stop by an izakaya along "Hoppy Street" to try some of the locals' favorite snacks and drinks, and for supper, you can stop by the Lodge Akaishi, a long-standing cafe full of callbacks to Japan's "good ol' days." You may also visit Asakusa Kashima, a refined bar run by a geisha where you may get the rare chance to meet a real Asakusa geisha. You are free to request places to visit if you'd like. Come an enjoy an in-depth look into Asakusa on this 3-hour guided tour!
- Bar hopping along the lively "Hoppy Street," where the locals hang out.
- Immerse yourself in Asakusa's exciting night life.
- Discover Asakusa with guide who is knowledgeable on Asakusa's history and culture.
- You might even get the chance to meet a real Asakusa geisha.
- This plan has a flexible itinerary that can change according to your requests.
Meet up → Guided tour → Eating & drinking → End
Kaminarimon Gate: The tour starts from the Thunder Gate, a symbol of Sensoji Temple.
Nakamise Shopping Street: Visit specialty shops popular among tourists while sampling snacks such as age-manju (deep-fried sweet bun), kibidango (millet dumplings), ningyo-yaki (doll-shaped waffles), matcha tea, and kaminari okoshi (sweet rice cracker). Other highly-recommended spots are craft shops like Bunsen-do, which sells folding fans, and Bunkoya-Ozeki, which deals with leather items.
Sensoji Temple: Admire the main hall and the five-story Pagoda beautifully illuminated in the dark. It's a fantastic view that can be enjoyed only after dark.
Stroll around ‘Shitamachi’: The oldest Kamiya Bar → Hoppy Street → Asakusa Engei Hall theater → Marugoto Nippon Shopping Mall→ Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Take a walk while feeling the charming atmosphere of Shitamachi's downtown. Why not stop by an izakaya pub along Hoppy Street for some local snacks and drinks?
Supper: Japanese-style Western food at the long-standing cafe "Lodge Akaishi," opened in 1973.
Asakusa Kashima (Geisha bar): A refined bar for adults where you may be able to meet a real geisha.
*The itinerary above is just an example. You can freely requests spots you'd like to visit, and the guide will set up the itinerary accordingly. Enjoy this original tour with an Asakusa expert!
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Meeting point：Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center [MAP]
2-18-9, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
・Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line) A 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station
・Tokyo Metro Ginza Line A 1-minute walk from Exit 2 of Asakusa Station
・Toei Asakusa Line A 2-minute walk from Exit 4 of Asakusa Station
・Tsukuba Express Line A 10-minute walk from Exit 1 of Asakusa Station
Minimum number of participants：2 persons
English - available
Chinese, Korean - It depends on the availability of the guide
Excluded：Food and beverages, transportation
Toilet： 〇(Western-style, Japanese-style)
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 date, 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.