Asakusa Evening Walking Tour: Sensoji Temple & Local Foods

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Take in the twinkling sights of Asakusa after dark as you stroll along Nakamise Street and the Sensoji Temple sampling street foods along the way, and enjoy a seasonal dinner at a local restaurant.
Highlights
Enjoy a walking tour of Asakusa and bask in the sights of Sensoji Temple, the traditional murals of the Nakamise Shopping Street, and the Kaminarimon Gate lit aglow at night
Enjoy a seasonal dinner with your guide at a local restaurant
Learn about the culture and history of Asakusa from a knowledgeable guide
Escape the tourist crowds: While Asakusa is one of Tokyo’s most famous tourist attractions, the area is much quieter in the evening
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
While Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple sees most of its crowds during the day, it becomes calmer, almost whimsical, after dark. Once stores close at Nakamise, the shopping street running from the temple's Kaminarimon Gate to the Hozomon Gate, the area becomes aglow with lamps, and as the number of visitors recede, the traditional sights are basked in a new light. That's precisely when this tour begins — after most tourist crowds are gone. In this evening walking tour of Asakusa, you'll learn about the history and culture of the area from a knowledgeable guide, taste traditional snacks like pickled plums and rice crackers, and wrap up the experience with a charming dinner at a local restaurant. Your guide will meet you at the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, a sleek and modern building right in front of the Nakamise Shopping Street, only a few minutes from Asakusa Station. Stroll the area, admiring the traditional motifs of the shutter murals on the shops along Nakamise, sampling classic snacks like pickled plums or rice crackers, and learning fascinating historical insights from your guide. After you’re done exploring, you’ll enjoy dinner together with your guide at a local restaurant where you can indulge in seasonal delicacies. Itinerary: -Meet your guide at the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center near Asakusa Station -Stroll along the area for a few hours as you see the Nakamise Shopping Street, Kaminarimon Gate, and the Sensoji Temple, stopping along the way to try Japanese snacks -Enjoy a seasonal dinner at a local restaurant
Inclusions
Snacks & food tastings
Matcha green tea
Dinner at a local restaurant
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional food and drinks (available for purchase at your own expense)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your guide at the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, a few minutes on foot from Asakusa Station. Address: 2 Chome-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito Ward, Tokyo 111-0034 A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be significant walking involved.
Your host will be waiting for you with an Arigato Travel sign at the meeting point.
Please make sure to arrive on time. The tour will start even if guests arrive after the departure time, and no refund shall be given if you arrive late.
It is not possible to contact the tour guides by phone or give guests directions once the tour has started.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals