Asakusa Private Tour

Explore the ins and outs of Asakusa with a local guide who will introduce you to places beyond the usual tourist spots

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.

Tour flow:

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


2 Working Days
2 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Duration: 2 hours

Timings: 9.30am or 3.30pm

What You Get

Asakusa Private Tour

Adult/Child: 13 years old and above


  • Tour fees
  • English tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
Additional information:
  • This tour is for a minimum of 2 persons to a maximum of 5 persons. The price stated is a group price and is the same regardless if you have 2 or 5 persons.
  • The itinerary is subject to changes depending on the weather and other unforeseen circumstances

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

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.

How to Get There

Meeting point:Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
2 to 5 persons

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