History Tour and Traditional Music Live Performance over Lunch in Asakusa

At noontime, we will take you to a long-established Japanese restaurant for live performance of Tsugaru-shamisen over traditional cuisine. Since it is a small restaurant with a limited number of seats, the performance is presented in its pure acoustic simplicity– without the aid of electronic devices. Enjoy the music in intimate proximity to the musicians. Its deep and passionate melodies leave audience mesmerized. Since this restaurant is one of the hardest to reserve, we will manually but promptly confirm your bookings.

And of course, the tour preceding the visit to the restaurant is one of a kind. Our tours are limited to 8 guests to ensure a personalized experience so you can be you: curious, spontaneous, and always hungry for more!
Our guides bring you the best of both worlds in tourism: local knowledge, genuine friendliness only natives can bring, and an expertise earned through additional training on top of their official national tour guide certification.

* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Taito City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




At noontime, we will take you to a long-established Japanese restaurant for live performance of Tsugaru-shamisen over traditional cuisine. Since it is a small restaurant with a limited number of seats, the performance is presented in its pure acoustic simplicity– without the aid of electronic devices. Enjoy the music in intimate proximity to the musicians. Its deep and passionate melodies leave audience mesmerized. Since this restaurant is one of the hardest to reserve, we will manually but promptly confirm your bookings.

And of course, the tour preceding the visit to the restaurant is one of a kind. Our tours are limited to 8 guests to ensure a personalized experience so you can be you: curious, spontaneous, and always hungry for more!
Our guides bring you the best of both worlds in tourism: local knowledge, genuine friendliness only natives can bring, and an expertise earned through additional training on top of their official national tour guide certification.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Sumida, Sumida, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto

This bridge has been one of the most important and popular rivers in Tokyo. Actually, the story of Sensoji temple originated in this river 1400 years ago.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0034, Japan

Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) is the entrance to the world of Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine. The world’s well-known giant red lantern is hanging under the gate.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

This street leads to Sensoji temple. You may be surprised by its friendly and welcoming atmosphere walking on it if you had imagined solemn and stately religious facilities. The street features not just shops but “history tablets,” which recounts Asakusa’s history with beautiful pictures.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hozomon, 2-3-2 Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Hozomon (“Treasure-House Gate”) is the inner of two large entrance gates that ultimately leads to the Sensoji (the outer being the Kaminarimon). A two-story gate, the Hozomon’s second story houses many of the Sensoji’s treasures. The first story houses two statues, three lanterns and two large sandals.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Senso-ji Temple, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda,which holds Buddha’s ashes given by Sri Lanka goverment and buddhist society for goodwill between Sri Lanka and Japna in its top floor. You can participate in centuries-old rituals at the Temple and the Asakusa Shrine and see what the fates have in store for you with Sensoji’s infamous paper fortunes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Asakusa Shrine, 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

This is a shrine of Shinto, Japan’s indigenous religion sitting just next to Senshoji temple. Coexistence of two distinct religions in the same premises may be unfathomable. The guide will unlock the mystery from a historical standpoint.

Duration: 15 minutes