Tokyo Asakusa Deep Night Walking Tour with Local Guide

【OUTLINE】

A local guide will tell you everything in detail you will never know in an ordinary sightseeing, starting from the history of the Tokyo’s oldest Sensoji Temple to how to make a prayer at the temple. What is good about the night tour is that you can see the Sensoji Temple beautifully illuminated in the dark. Stop by an Izakaya along the so-called “Hoppy Street” to taste the Tokyoite’s favorite snacks and drink, and a long-standing cafe “Lodge Akaishi” full of a sentiment of good old days for supper. It is possible to visit “Asakusa kashima,” a refined bar run by a geisha where you may have a rare chance to meet a real Asakusa geisha. You can request places to visit to suit your preference. Enjoy Asakusa with the guide to the fullest or 180 minutes.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Taito City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




【OUTLINE】

A local guide will tell you everything in detail you will never know in an ordinary sightseeing, starting from the history of the Tokyo’s oldest Sensoji Temple to how to make a prayer at the temple. What is good about the night tour is that you can see the Sensoji Temple beautifully illuminated in the dark. Stop by an Izakaya along the so-called “Hoppy Street” to taste the Tokyoite’s favorite snacks and drink, and a long-standing cafe “Lodge Akaishi” full of a sentiment of good old days for supper. It is possible to visit “Asakusa kashima,” a refined bar run by a geisha where you may have a rare chance to meet a real Asakusa geisha. You can request places to visit to suit your preference. Enjoy Asakusa with the guide to the fullest or 180 minutes.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034 Tokyo Prefecture

【DETAILS】

1. Kaminarimon Gate : The tour starts from the Thunder Gate, the symbol of Sensoji Temple

2. Nakamise Shopping Street : Visit specialty shops popular among tourists while sampling snacks, for example, age-manju (deep-fried sweet bun), kibidango (millet dumplings), ningyo-yaki (doll-shaped waffles), Matcha tea, Kaminari Okoshi (sweet rice cracker). Also to be visited are craft shops such as Bunsen-do dealing with folding fans and Bunkoya-Ozeki with leather items.

3. Sensoji Temple : Admire the main hall and the five-story Pagoda beautifully illuminated in the dark. It’s a fantastic view that can be enjoyed only after dark.

4. Strolling around ‘Shitamachi’ : The oldest Kamiya Bar → Hoppy Street → Asakusa Engei Hall theater → Marugoto Nippon shopping mall→ Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Take a walk while feeling the atmosphere of good old ‘Shitamachi’ downtown. Why not stop by an Izakaya pub along the “Hoppy Street” for the local snacks and drink?

5. Supper : Japanese-style Western food at the long-standing cafe “Lodge Akaishi” opened in 1973.

6. Asakusa kashima (Geisha bar) : A refined bar for adults where you may be able to meet a real geisha.
*The itinerary above is just an example. You can freely requests spots you like to visit. And the guide will set up the itinerary accordingly. Enjoy the original tour to satisfy your curiosity and request with an expert of Asakusa.

Duration: 3 hours