Asakusa is rich in tradition and history, a bubble of Japanese culture that marks a stark contrast to the neon lights and skyscrapers found towering in city centers of Tokyo. For all its shops selling traditional crafts and neighboring street food stalls, Nakamise Shopping Street runs through the heart of Asakusa, alive and exciting, while the ancient Buddhist temple of Sensoji lies not far beyond. Asakusa is also home to the first and oldest amusement park in Japan, Hanayashiki, as well as a number of casual izakayas (Japanese-style pubs) and humble, locally-run restaurants. Discover Asakusa through food and learn about its history and culture while you eat during this fantastic family-friendly Asakusa Food Tour!
During this Asakusa Food Tour, you’ll wander down Nakamise Dori, the traditional shopping street in Asakusa which serves as one of the busiest areas in Tokyo, perfect for street food and souvenirs. Along the route to the majestic Sensoji Temple, you’ll taste snacks and street foods as you go and learn about the local history of Asakusa and appropriate cultural etiquette when visiting temples in Japan. Next, you’ll stroll down to Kappabashi, Tokyo’s famous kitchen street with all kinds of Japanese tools and cooking utensils. It’s perfect for all your kitchen needs, whether it be the finest knives or a deal on some beautifully-designed chopsticks, your guide can recommend the best places depending on what you want to buy. As a final stop, you’ll eat some delicious monjayaki on Hoppy Street at a local restaurant down in the backstreets of Asakusa. It’s a famous savory pancake dish from the Kanto region that your guide will teach you how to expertly grill yourself!
A 3-hour Asakusa Food Tour with photos!
An English-speaking local guide to show to you the traditional culture of Asakusa and introduce you to the best food in the area
Some samples of Japanese sweets and snacks
Monjayaki lunch included
Transportation fees to and from the event
Additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of the Asakusa Food Tour is in front of the Kaminarimon Police Box Senso-ji, which is a 3-minute walk from Ginza Line Asakusa Station Exit #1. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts. The tour takes about 3 hours on average.
Remember that you don’t need to pay for the guide’s foods and drinks
Please be wear comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking