Walk with a local tour guide around Asakusa, a famous temple town that has survived the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and the Great Tokyo Air Raid, and continues to carry the culture from the Edo Era. First, you will depart from Nakamise Street while learning about the hidden history and anecdotes which will allow you to see Asakusa through a different view. Sensoji Temple was deeply associated with the Tokugawa Shogun family in the Edo Era. You will be learning more in-depth about the history of the Tokugawa family on this tour which even the Japanese do not know.
Moreover, Asakusa was the center of the culturally rich Edo Era where Kabuki actors and Geisha performers gathered. Just off to the side of Sensoji Temple was Shibai-machi (meaning theater town), where theaters from all over Edo (old Tokyo) were once gathered. It is believed that the town made a profit of almost one thousand 'ryo' (about 100 million yen at current value) per day. Today, there are still narrow streets from the Edo Era where you might be able to spot Geishas walking through.
Learn about the history and long-held traditions of Asakusa and feel the essence of it. Feel free to ask any questions along the tour – the tour guide will answer them to the best of his or her knowledge.
Meeting point → Kaminarimon Gate → Nakamise Shopping Street → The site of Kawatake Mokuami Residence Monument → Demboin-dori Street → Sensoji Engi paintings → Hozomon Gate → Main Hall → Nitenmon Gate → Asakusa Shrine → Backside area of the Main Hall → Statue of Ichikawa Danjuro "Shibaraku" → Oku Asakusa, Kenban-dori Street → Saruwaka Sanza → Matsuchiyama Shoden → Sumida Park Sanyabori Square → Observation Terrace
Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 9.30am or 3.30pm
Asakusa Private Tour
Adult/Child: 13 years old and above
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Meeting point：Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center