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Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

1. Tokyo: 1-Day Private Customizable Tour by Car

Be picked up from your hotel, relax in a chartered car, and explore the city at your own pace with a friendly chauffeur on a completely customizable day tour. If you are not sure what you want to see, you can choose the default itinerary. Choose to explore the sights on your own, or select the option including an English-speaking guide. With the set itinerary, be picked up from your accommodation within Tokyo's 23 wards at 9:00 AM. The first stop is the Asakusa District where you will see Tsukuji Market, Sensoji Temple, and the Tokyo SkyTree. Afterwards, see the Imperial Palace before traveling to Ginza and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Visit Harajuku Takeshita Street and see Japanese street culture for yourself. Go to the Shibuya Area and witness the famous scramble crossing. Enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo Bay in the futuristic area of Odaiba before being dropped off at your hotel or place of your choosing within the 23 wards at 8:00 PM.  Suggested places to visit include the Traditional Cannon Shrine in Asakusa, the Giant instagramable Kaminarimon Gate, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and the fancy Ginza area. You could choose to walk through the beautiful Imperial gardens, enjoy the magnificent views from Tokyo Tower or Skytree and stroll around the futuristic Odaiba area.

Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

2. Tokyo: Private Hidden Gems & Highlights Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Japan’s electrifying capital city. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its liveliest streets – and a few off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. First, meet your guide at the 1300-year-old Sensō-ji temple, the oldest in the city, in the heart of the historic Asakusa district. Get a lesson in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist history, and see the awe-inspiring Asakusa Shrine, which honors the three founders of the Sensō-ji. Then, walk the traditional streets to the neighboring Ueno district, an old downtown area that’s home to several attractions like museums, historical monuments and the popular Ueno zoo, all found inside the sprawling 150-year-old Ueno Park. Intrigued by Tokyo’s national sport? Head to the riverside Ryogoku district, the heartland of professional sumo. See all sorts of fascinating sumo paraphernalia, small statues of yokozuna (the highest-ranking sumo wrestlers), and Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. There’s really no limit to what you can see and do in Tokyo, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Whizz around on a go-kart, play retro arcade games in the Anata No Warehouse, and grab a quick bite at the Robot Restaurant – where you’ll be entertained by robotic monsters, dancers, and flashing lasers! Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements.

Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

3. Tokyo: Asakusa District 1400-Year History Exploration

You have 1400 years of history to cover, but don't worry, tours are limited to 6 guests, so you won't miss a thing. First, get to know Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's essential sightseeing spot. Learn the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple and shrine-visiting rituals.  You will have an opportunity to try your luck drawing a paper fortune. Take a detour into the quiet back streets to pick up some freshly-made 'melon pan' sweet bread, and enjoy it in the shade on the temple grounds. After that, escape into the 'Rokku' area: Asakusa's traditional entertainment district, always bustling yet rarely busy. Walk through the Meiji period into the present day, with stops along the way for more Japanese sweet snacks. This district of endless novelty — movies, comedians, and exotic animals — became a quaint neighbourhood of handicrafts and nostalgia. Your guide will provide vivid descriptions of its complex, colourful history. Speaking of your guide, most have gone through a 3-month training course to become fully qualified for guiding this course and they have all passed a rigorous certification process.

Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

4. Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Cruise the bustling streets of Tokyo in your own private chariot on a fun sightseeing tour of the Asakusa district by rickshaw. Admire the beautiful Asakusa Shrine next to the city's oldest temple, and experience the everyday street life en route to the famous shoe shopping district of Hanakawado. Venture inside Sumida Park, most resplendent in spring when thousands of cherry trees are in bloom. Check out quirky Tanuki-doori, and the adult theaters of the historic Rokku Ward. Take souvenir photos of Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Ride down Denpoin Street, where little has changed since World War II as you make your way back to the starting point. Book the 2-hour or 3-hour tour options and you will also see the Sensoji Temple, while guests on the 3-hour option can choose a memorial gift of a special Hello Kitty doll or original T-shirt.

Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

5. Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

Meet your certified guide at the Azumabashi bridge to begin the tour, observing the Tokyo Sky Tree and Sumida river. Make your way to the nearby Culture Center to get a preview of the tour route by seeing Asakusa from high up in the building. Visit the ancient Buddhist Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's essential sightseeing spots. Learn about the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple- and shrine-visiting rituals that Japanese people know. Afterward, dive into the Rokku area, Asakusa's bustling entertainment district. Stroll through streets learning about the complex district of continual novelty and quaint nostalgia. After discovering Asakusa's charm, make your way to three distinct but typical izakaya restaurants. On average, we provide 3 to 4 drinks and 3 to 4 dishes, which is enough for a full dinner meal. During the experience, you have the opportunity to savor traditional dishes and drinks whilst learning about the culture and history which triggered their creation. You'll also discover the depth of sake in its varieties, flavors, and production processes which have been refined over centuries.

Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Asakusa

6. Tokyo: Bar Hopping Tour in Asakusa

Meet your guide and embark on a journey of bar hopping. The local guide will take you through the hidden food and drink spots near Kaminari Gate. Explore some local favorites in the Nakamise shopping street.  After a drink, head towards historically significant locations and enjoy a hearty Japanese meal. Expand your knowledge about Japanese food culture and taste it directly there.  Visit the oldest existing bar in Tokyo and grab a drink at the famous Hoppy Street like a local. Enjoy the famous "Denki Bran", which is a strong cocktail. Your guide may also take you to the mysterious Ninja Bar.

Asakusa: Private Tour for Families with Amusement Park Visit

7. Asakusa: Private Tour for Families with Amusement Park Visit

Discover Tokyo's famed district of Asukasa on this private tour designed especially for families. In the company of an expert guide, unearth the history of the district on a walking tour before heading to an amusement park that provides entertainment for kids and adults alike. During your walking tour, listen to the mysterious story of the two brothers who found a Buddhist statue in the river which became the Sensoji Temple. Admire statues, lanterns, and souvenir shops that have been specially selected for their appeal to children. Later, learn what the future holds for you as your fortune is read for you. Participate in centuries-old rituals at the Temple and the Asakusa Shrine and celebrate or despair with your children depending on the outcome of Sensoji’s infamous paper fortunes. Later, head to Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan opened in 1853. This somewhat quaint facility now features 20 kinds of modern attractions and lunchrooms. Enjoy unlimited access to rides and attractions with much less waiting time than in major theme parks — a rare find in Japan. Feel free to keep enjoying the park at your own leisure after your tour ends.

Tokyo: Asakusa's Shrine & Temples Private Walking Tour

8. Tokyo: Asakusa's Shrine & Temples Private Walking Tour

Explore the quiet district of Asakusa on a private walking tour where you will discover some of Tokyo’s most important and beloved shrines from the flourishing Edo era, including the impressive Sensoji Temple. Meet your guide at Asakusa station and follow your guide on a walking route that includes the following shrines and temples: Matsuchiyama Shoden, Imado Shrine, Hashibafudo-son, Yoshiwara ShrineOtori Shrine, Asakusa Shrine, and Sensoji Temple. Learn about old myths preaching that the seven disasters would be eliminated and worshipers would receive seven happiness by visiting shrines home to the seven luck-bringing gods enshrined there. Collect red stamps at the temples, which was traditionally considered as a sign of worship and has recently become a trendy hobby amongst the younger Japanese generation. As a highlight, visit the picturesque Sensoji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo with a beautiful vermillion landscape and a large red lantern that is a symbol of Asakusa. Walk on the Nakamise Shopping Street, which is the busiest area in Asakusa. Buy souvenirs and eat famous local dishes and don't forget to take a photo near the Kaminarimon gate as well.

Tokyo Highlights Private Half-Day Walking Tour

9. Tokyo Highlights Private Half-Day Walking Tour

On this four-hour private tour you will see Tokyo’s major landmarks, including the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine and Asakusa. Following pick-up from your hotel at approximately 9:00 AM for the morning session or 13:00 PM for the afternoon tour, head to the Imperial Palace (Double Bridge). The Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle. The area is a large park surrounded by a moat and massive stone walls. Wander the idyllic grounds of the palace’s serene East Garden, where you’ll have time to check out its tea pavilion and moat. Then head to Meiji shrine consecrated in honor of the Emperor Meiji, and considered the most-renowned Shinto site in all of Japan. Hear about the practices behind this ancient Japanese religion as you explore the shrine’s treasure house, sanctuary and other structures, each of which is composed of cypress and constructed with copper-lined roofs. Continue to the Asakusa area to visit the Senso-ji temple, the largest temple in Tokyo and home to a golden image of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. Next, walk along Nakamise shopping street before ending the tour.

Asakusa: History Tour and Live Performance with Lunch

10. Asakusa: History Tour and Live Performance with Lunch

Experience an in-depth guided walking tour with lunch and live music in Asakusa, the heart of old Tokyo. Visit Azumabashi Bridge and then move on to the well-known Thunder Gate with a giant red lantern hanging under the gate, the entrance to the Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine.  At noontime, visit a long-established Japanese restaurant for a live performance of Tsugaru-shamisen and traditional cuisine. Enjoy the music in intimate proximity to the musicians. Enjoy deep and passionate melodies that leave audiences mesmerized. Next visit Hozomon, the Sensoji Temple and the Asakusa Shrine. Experience the coexistence of two distinct religions in the same premises while your guide unlocks local mysteries from a historical standpoint.

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What people are saying about Asakusa Shrine

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4.3 / 5

based on 660 reviews

Our guide was very knowledgeable , an Italian guy who has lived in Tokyo for several years, we had a day and he maximised our time. Super flex and always asked what next to make sure our family was enjoying the experience

we had a great day, Bhatti our driver/guide picked us at our hotel on time and he drived us to all our requested destinations and brought us back to our hotel after our tour

Janet was wonderful and knowledgeable. The tour was completely customized to our liking and she was flexible throughout. This is a great way to see the city!

We had a great tour and it was well laid out for our time and interests.

Very enjoyable ride with photo shootings on historical locations.