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Asakusa (half day)

by Tomoko
(69) Reviews
3:30h $ 127

Highlights

  • 1. Splendid view of Asakusa and Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 2. Kaminarimon gate (with the huge red paper lantern), Sensoji temple, and Asakusa shrine
  • 3. Nakamise street and other shopping streets
  • 4. Kappabashi street or Drum Museum

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126.90 USD

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1 person 126.90 USD
2 ~ 4 people 141.00 USD
5 ~ 7 people 155.10 USD
8 ~ 10 people 169.20 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up (inside Tokyo's central area, in 23 wards).
$ 16.92
Extra hour.
$ 37.60

Overview

A half-day tour to Tokyo’s must-visit area, Asakuksa. Asakusa is not just the iconic Kaminarimon gate with the huge red lantern, but it's also full of interesting spots and cultural attractions. You will be amazed to see so many things packed into one place. Short, but fully enjoyable tour.

What to Expect

A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without visiting Asakusa. Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest and largest Buddhist temple is here. It is the center of ‘shitamachi' or the commoners’ downtown with its typical shops and restaurants. It was already the most bustling entertainment district in Tokyo during the Edo period (17th to 19th century). Let's feel Asakusa’s lively atmosphere and warm hospitality together.

1. Splendid view of Asakusa area and Tokyo Sky Tree from the top floor of Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
2. Kaminarimon Gate and Sensoji temple; while walking around the temple’s precinct with grand, fascinating architectures, I will show you its highlights, Japanese habits, history, religion, and culture.
3. Nakamise street and other shopping streets; you will find traditional crafts of the Edo period (old Tokyo) and also local snacks.
4. Kappabashi street - a famous 800-meter street lined with more than 150 shops of kitchen utensils and appliances; famous for exquisite plastic food samples
5. Drum Museum - traditional Japanese drums and festive goods where you can experience and beat some of the drums both Japanese and foreign (admission 500 yen/adult, 150 yen/child)

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Highlights

  • 1. Splendid view of Asakusa and Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 2. Kaminarimon gate (with the huge red paper lantern), Sensoji temple, and Asakusa shrine
  • 3. Nakamise street and other shopping streets
  • 4. Kappabashi street or Drum Museum

Important

★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out y25%our own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

★ For the evening tour, some extra charge(25%) might be added depending on the time.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

☆ Many shops in Kappabashi are closed Sundays.
☆ Drum Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
☆ We could start in the afternoon.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide)
food and drink, entrance fee if needed (Drum Museum: 500 yen/adult, 150 yen/child)
Meeting Point
at the main entrance of 'Asakusa Bunka Kanko Center,' Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (negotiable)
Ending Point
at Kappabashi street or at any spot you like in Asakusa area
Duration
3:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 69 )
ANTHONY ANTHONY United States ( Family )
Excellent
22 hours ago

“ The BEST tour guide in Tokyo! ”

What an incredible first day we just spent in Tokyo with our wonderful tour guide Tomoko. She tailored our day as we requested to include both some history of the city and shrines, as well as the busy shopping areas and the train system. She has a great knowledge of Tokyo and it was an absolute pleasure to spend our day with her learning about Japan. She speaks excellent English and was great at helping us communicate with locals as we navigated the city. We would highly recommend Tomoko to anyone visiting Tokyo and ready for a great day in the city. Tony & Cassidy - Golden, Colorado

Tomoko:

Thank you so much for your great review just after the tour, Tony. It was my great pleasure and honor to show you around the city of Tokyo on your first day. Thank you for showing great interest in our history and culture. Starting with both sides of Shinjuku station, we visited the forestry Meiji shrine, explored the different phases of Harajuku town including adorable creatures, Shibuya town, the supermarket, and above all, your daughter’s favorite district! Her knowledge and passion about the figures and anime and her artistic talent impressed me a lot! Thank you, Cassidy, and wishing you have a fruitful autumn semester in Japan. Looking forward to hearing from you again😊

Michael Michael Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Interesting and meaningfull tour ”

We spent 1.5 days in Tokyo (on 10th and 11th of July, 2019) with Tomoko as a private guide. In all honesty, we've have been impressed by her knowledgeable comments, as well as friendly and kind attitude. We also appreciate a great deal of flexibility Tomoko shown in tailoring the program of the tour to our individual interests and circumstances. Not less important, she was very helpful in providing a valuable advice on the practical aspects of being in Tokyo, such as using a transportation system, shopping and eating. We have no hesitation in recommending Tomoko to everybody who considers hiring a private guide in Tokyo. Michael & Faina T.

Tomoko:

Thank you for your heart-warming review, Michael & Faina! Glad to hear what I did was helpful for your further stay in Japan. I was impressed by your story I heard at Imperial Palace site. That was very insightful about general human history and the history of where you are originally from. The view we shared at the observatory in Shinjuku is also unforgettable. Thank you again and the best wishes to you and your family. – Tomoko😊

Nick Nick United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Guiding us through our first day in Japan ”

Travelling with family for first time to Japan time spent on first day with Tomoko was so useful. She was great fun, informative & knowledgable. Had a really good day. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Tomoko:

Thank you for the great review, Nick. I’m glad the guiding on your first day in Tokyo was helpful for you to map out your whole stay with special purpose. It was a very hot day, but I won’t forget the taste of refreshing gelato shared with you and the happy smile of Charlie when we succeeded in finding THAT! SIM, SIM, SIM♪(^^♪ Best wishes to you, Helen, Katie, Charlie, and Dom!

Nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Flexibility and Entertainment at its Finest ”

Our day with Tomoko was the most packed and fun day of our trip. She took us to excellent places to eat and very interesting locations throughout Tokyo. It was a very hot/humid day with some rain so she was flexible in where we went so that we were all comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed our trip and when we come back to Japan we will definitely look her up again for another location.

Tomoko:

Hi Nicole and Matt! Thank you for taking your time to write a review and share your experience. The weather was changeable that day, but we did a lot. I’m proud of your challenges about the food quite new to you. I’m wondering where to take you and what to serve you next time you come to Japan😊 Take care and best wishes to you two.

Jacqueline Jacqueline Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Exceptional Guide ”

We spent 2 fantastic days touring Tokyo with Tomoko. She planned an interesting and varied itinerary and recommended terrific restaurants. She was kind enough to purchase tickets for Borderless Team Lab (light museum) 2 months before our arrival on her own credit card so we would not have to wait in a long line on the day of our tour. She also took great pictures of our group which she emailed to us at the end of our tour. Tomoko is a lovely person who knows Tokyo extremely well. We would recommend her without reservation. In fact, we can hardly wait to spend a 3rd day with Tomoko at the end of our cruise when we will return to Tokyo.

Tomoko:

Thank you for your great review just after the tour, Jacqueline. Thank you all for sharing great time with me. You had given me a lot of clues and assistance when I planned the itinerary. In the incredible heat, we did a lot touring Asakusa, Tsukiji market, Hedgehog and late art café, the shrine of success, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Garden, and the digital museum! I’m excited to see you all again and share another half day together in 12 days. Enjoy your cruise 😊 Enjoy swimming, Laila😊

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