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Asakusa & Ueno Awesome Tour

by Dai
(54) Reviews
8h $ 263 Price up to 8 people


  • Visit Senso-ji temple, Asakusa shrine and Kappabashi kitchen utensils street.
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.
  • Visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum and Kanei-ji temple etc.
  • Get anything you want at Ame-yoko shopping streets in Ueno.
  • Learn about Japanese culture and history.
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263.20 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 28.20
Extra person .
$ 28.20


In Asakusa, we will visit Senso-ji temple, nakamise shopping street, Asakusa shrine and Kappabashi Kitchen utensils street.
In Ueno, we will visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Kanei-ji temple and Ame-yoko shopping streets.
You can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs. Also you can learn about Japanese history.

What to Expect

First, you can enjoy traditional temple town of Asakusa.
We will visit Senso-ji temple famous for red huge lantern and nakamise shopping street where is best place to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.
And we will visit Asakusa shrine. There you can learn what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, or shrine and temple.
Then we will visit Kappabashi kitchen utensils street famous for shops supplying the restaurant trade. There you can buy many things from hand-made knives, restaurant furniture and other kitchen utensils through food samples, or the plastic display food.
In Asakusa, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine, such as tempura (deep-fried seafood and vegetables), soba (buckwheat noodles), unagi (charcoal-broiled eel with rice) and so on, for lunch.

Next, you can enjoy academic and the hustle & bustle town of Ueno.
We will visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum and Kanei-ji temple etc.
Then we will visit Ame-yoko shopping streets where you can experience Asian atmosphere and buy anything you want.
After this tour, you can enjoy " Izakaya ", or Japanese-style bar for dinner.

This is one-day tour ( 8 hours ), but you can change into half-day tour ( 4 hours ). Asakusa half-day tour or Ueno half-day tour. It will be a half price of one-day tour.

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Organized by Dai

Licensed Guide
(54) Reviews


  • Visit Senso-ji temple, Asakusa shrine and Kappabashi kitchen utensils street.
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.
  • Visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum and Kanei-ji temple etc.
  • Get anything you want at Ame-yoko shopping streets in Ueno.
  • Learn about Japanese culture and history.


Please wear walking shoes. This is one-day walking tour.
Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets. Asakusa and Ueno areas don't have much credit card acceptances.
Both areas are always crowded, so please take care of your own valuables.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area, hotel drop-off in Tokyo area
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
8 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Dai

Licensed Guide

(54) Reviews

Contact Dai
Response Time 47 min

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I'm Dai. I'm a national licensed tour guide for foreign visitors.

I've been backpacking around the world for the last 16 years.
I've been to more than 150 countries worldwide.
I'm proud of my traveling skills, flexibility and patience I've experienced through my journeys.
I believe one of the most important thing for travelers is " Experience ", like doing something new, doing something extraordinary and doing something you've never done before.

And I used to work at hostel in Asakusa, so I'm quite familiar with Asakusa area.

I'd like to help foreign tourists enjoy their stay in Japan.
You can also arrange your own itinerary, please feel free to ask me anything.
I'm looking forward to seeing YOU. Thank YOU. read more

Reviews ( 54 )

6 days ago |   by Gaither

“ 3 Days in Tokyo ”

My son (16) and I spent our first 3 days in Tokyo with Dai as our guide, and I don't think we could possibly have done any better. He is very knowledgeable and experienced (he is an avid traveler himself, which helps a lot!). But in addition to those qualities, he is also helpful, efficient, thoughtful, and kind. He helped us navigate the mass transit system in Tokyo and made it seems so easy that it never even occurred to us that it might actually be difficult to most newcomers. He always had everything well-planned out, but never made us feel like we were pressed for time or "on the clock." If we wanted to spend a little more time in a certain place, he always made us feel like we had all the time in the world (even though I'm sure we didn't...). The days were packed and well-planned out, but we never felt pressured for time. Dai ultimately took us to multiple Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines, some traditional gardens, the Imperial Palace, the Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya Crossing, up >1,000 on the Tokyo Skytree for an amazing view, to a museum (our request), and multiple shopping districts. We are gamers and anime fans, and so he spent lots of time taking us to places in Akihabara, Sunshine City, etc., where we could really get our geek on! He took us to some of the themed cafes as well (hedgehog café, maid café, etc.). We ate amazing food at all the places that Dai took us to. Overall, I'm not sure that by ourselves we could have packed all of that into 6 days, much less 3! And it was such a good time! But perhaps more important than all of that, Dai is a kind and attentive person. No detail seems to escape his notice. I noticed that several of the other reviews talked about Dai walking really fast. We didn't notice this (granted, we live in Western Colorado, and hiking is in the blood...). Certainly, Dai was capable of going fast, but he was so careful to match our pace rather than the other way around. If we were game to speed up, he would speed up to match us. If we wanted to slow down and catch our breath, or perhaps spend a little more time shopping or sightseeing in an area, Dai would immediately sense this (without us even having to say anything) and would give us time. Again, he is a very considerate person. Another thing I would like to say about Dai is that his linguistic skills are excellent! He of course speaks spectacular English, but to my delight, he was also a patient teacher of Japanese. I had been trying to pick up some Japanese for the past few weeks, and though my skill level was still quite poor, Dai would carefully correct or encourage me, as the situation dictated. I also speak some Spanish, and my son speaks German. What a great surprise when Dai would talk to us in those languages as well! (not that these are languages of fluency for him, but it just goes to show you how well-rounded, well-traveled, and educated he is!). Finally, let me speak to Dai's flexibility. Based on our likes and preferences, Dai had carefully set up a 3 day agenda. However, at the end of day 2, my son was realizing that maybe he had requested too much time shopping and not enough time seeing cultural sites. I spoke to Dai to see if there was any way that we could re-configure the schedule of the 3rd day. I was worried it might be too hard, given that it was so last-minute, and given that Dai had planned very carefully. I told him not to worry about it if it was going to be too much work or too difficult. But not only did he make some big changes for us on the spur of the moment, but he did it amazingly well, and with a great attitude. Anyway, I could go on and on, but suffice to say, Dai is great!!! We highly recommend him!!! You can't do any better!!! The Bynums

1 week ago |   by Jeremy

“ Wonderful tour guide ”

Dai was a wonderful tour guide. He is well traveled around the world and very knowledgable about Japanese history and culture. I would recommend him to anyone that would like to see the sights of Tokyo!

3 weeks ago |   by Avice

“ Excellent guide for tokyo ”

My folks had a wonderful and happiest day tour with Dai. He made everyone at ease and comfortable. He showed his professionalism. He brought us to the places we requested. He was very friendly and gentleman. Will definitely recommend him to my friends and relatives if they come to Japan. Keep it up Dai. Hope we can meet up again in future. Thank you Dai.

3 weeks ago |   by Katie

“ Tokyo in 5 hours ”

We had the BEST day with Dai. We had a short 48 hours in Tokyo and asked Dai to design a first morning for us that would help us maximize our time wisely. We saw a highlight of the city and he helped us learn the train system and took us to a delicious sushi lunch. Because of our time with him, we felt comfortable on our own later and we truly felt like we got the most that we possibly could out of the fascinating wonderful city with the little time that we had. Dai was a delight- happy, smiley, super knowledgable and fun. There was no awkwardness, he was comfortable without being annoying and just a really fun guy to spend the day with- I felt like we were hanging out with an old friend who was a local. He was early and right where he was supposed to be and never pushy with us- he made the day what we wanted and followed our lead. He has traveled the world and it was lots of fun to talk to him about it. I can't recommend him enough- I would not HESITATE to book some time with Dai and let him show you his city!

3 weeks ago |   by Frank

“ we loved having Dai as our Tokyo Guide! ”

We always look for people to give us an insight to the culture, history and geography of places we visit. Dai was very informational, great at maneuvering throughout the city and we got to see so much in one day! We also loved the fact that he was a world traveler with a great understanding of what we needed out of our trip to Japan!

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