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Sensouji temple & Asakusa shrine

(7) Reviews
2h $ 88 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Snapshot at the Thunder Gate with the giant red lantern
  • Walking and shopping on the busy Nakamise-dori street
  • Experiencing the traditional customs at the font and incense burner and drawing an English written oracle.
  • Seeing both the old 5-storied pagoda and new Tokyo Skytree fom the temple ground.
  • Offering a prayer at the temple main hall and Asakusa shrine
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Overview

Starting from Kaminari-mon, we walk on the busy shopping street.
It's a fun walk on "Nakamise-dori" lined with many small shops selling souvenirs, traditional snacks, fans, Japanese sandals and many more.
There are a lot of attractive spots on the temple ground.
But remember to pray at the temple main hall and shrine before leaving.

What to Expect

The first entrance gate to Sensouji temple is Kaminari-mon or the Thunder Gate. Two wooden statues are welcoming the guests. Here you'll be excited to take a snapshot of two Gods and a big lantern.
Fujin or the God of Wind and Raijin or the God of Thunder are on either side. Between the two statues, the giant red lantern is hanging under the gate.

After passing under the gate, Nakamise-dori is right front of you. The busy street is lined up with many small shops selling souveniors and traditional foods. You'll enjoy looking for your favorites on the busy street.

Two Deva King statues invite the visitors to pray at the temple. Before a prayer, we need to follow the traditional customs at the water basin and incense burner. Smoke bathing is also believed good for healing the unhealthy part of your body.

In the main hall, look up and see the Dragon and Heavenly Maiden drawn on the ceiling. This is the holly place where you offer your prayer. It is exciting to draw a written oracle. You may buy a good luck charm of Sensouji Temple, which is said to be good for safe transportation, good health, successful business and study because of its rich history of the temple.

Asakusa shrine is next to the temple. The Torii gate made of stone leads the way to the shrine. It escaped from the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and Tokyo Air Raids in 1945. The color paint and lacquer were repaired in 1996. You 'll see the beautifully decorated building. This shrine's architectural style is called "Gongen-zukuri", which is also seen at Nikko Tousho-gu shrine. You'll be able to see it here without going there.

You may see two towers from the temple ground. The 5-storied pagoda and the silvery shining Tokyo Skytree.

Let's find the old and new in Asakusa together.

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Highlights

  • Snapshot at the Thunder Gate with the giant red lantern
  • Walking and shopping on the busy Nakamise-dori street
  • Experiencing the traditional customs at the font and incense burner and drawing an English written oracle.
  • Seeing both the old 5-storied pagoda and new Tokyo Skytree fom the temple ground.
  • Offering a prayer at the temple main hall and Asakusa shrine

Important

After Kamakura Tour, I can take you to Hakone Yumoto, gateway to Hakone if you pay the extra ours and my transportation fee.

No insurance coverage

What‘s included
Guide fee, major hotel pick-up in Tokyo.
Hotels should be within 10 minutes walk from the JR station of Yamanote(Circle) line or Yurikamome monorail.
What‘s not included
Transportation(Railway, monorail, subway, bus and taxi) fee(you and guide), meal(you and guide), drawing an orcle(¥100) and admission fee(you and guide) if any.
Personal expenses
Meeting Point
At your major hotel within 10 minutes walk from any JR station of Yamanote(Circle) line
Ending Point
Asakusa
Duration
2 hours
Starting time
12:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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?

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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 ( 7 )
Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Energetic, knowledgeable guide ”

Tak could not have packed more information and sights into our day. He provides answers to every question and interjects much into the history of the Kamakura area. He is extremely personal and very energetic but carefully watched to make sure the pace he was setting was the correct one. He provided detailed information on the transportation from our hotel in Tokyo to the meeting place in Kita-Kamakura.

Takayasu:

Hi Larry Thank you very much for the highest evaluation of my tour. All of you know or have surveyed our history and culture beforehand. You have a sincere desire to know many things in Japan. I had a very good time to show the sightseeing spots while answering and talking about a variety of topics. I would like to be of service to you when you're coming to Japan next time. Please keep in touch. Best regards, Tak

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour of Hase and Kamakura with Tak ”

Our guide Tak kept in close touch with us as we arrived Yokohama the day before typhoon trami was coming north into our area. On our tour day he met us at the Sheraton hotel Yokohama brought us by train first to Hase to see Hasedera temple and the Great Buddha then to Kamakura to walk the Dankazura footway to the Hachimangu shrine then to Engakuji zen shrine in kitakamakura where we stopped for macha green tea. He explained everything in very good English and was very personable and engaging. I highly recommend him!

Takayasu:

Dear Elizabeth Thank you very much for your highest evaluation and encouraging message. I was impressed by your knowledge about Japan and I am glad to know that you have enjoyed the tour to the full. I think I could introduce you the Japanese culture and tradition through my tour. When you have a chance to come back again, I am willing to be of service to you and your wonderful husband, Thomas. Best regards, Takayasu

Leslie Leslie United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Great guide! ”

I would book another tour with Takayasu anytime! He was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable!!

diana Diana United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Kamakura woders by Takayasu ”

Takayasu is a wonderful guide: very knowledgeable, attentive, patient and intelligent. We learned a lot about the temples that we visited and about Shogun ate period. We spent almost 10 hours together and it was very enjoyable. I wish we could make another trip with Takayasu, but we are leaving for Kyoto. But definitely next time will book more trips with him

Takayasu:

Thank you very much for your highest praise on my Kamakura tour guide. I enjoyed the conversation and questions you and your friend raised. You are the wonderful guests,too. Yes, I would very much like to be of service to you in your next trip. I hope through my tour guide more and more foreign visitors know Japan and love my country. Takayasu

SHUICHI SHUICHI Romania ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

He knows a lot about Kamakura and told us many interesting things such as histories, recent stories and so on. His English is very fluent. Most impressive point about him was his flexibility. He always put us first and tried to meet our requests. Thanks Tak.

Takayasu:

Hello Shuichi san, Thank you very much for your highest praise on my Kamakura guide. All of you had hands-on experience of purifying themselves at the water basin, offeing prayer,drinking 'Maccha' and etc. Although we spent a very short time together, I found your Romania friends were very positive to know Japanese history, culture, tradition and cutoms. You are great tourists. I would like to serve you in another occasion. Thank you. Tak

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