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Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, Shopping time, With 1 drink, Learn etiquette
Explore the streets and eat local food, experience a remarkable historical tour at two of Japan’s must-see spots: Asakusa and Sensoji.
Highlights
Explore the streets of Nakamise Street and learn about sacred pilgrims
Enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch, with an option of fresh sashimi from Tsukiji Market
Visit a traditional sweet shop where you can see the making of traditional candies
Have a taste of famous melon bread
End the tour with a tea ceremony and have a taste of the genuine flavor of matcha green tea exported from Kyoto
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Rich in history and culture, Asakusa remains a crowd favorite and a popular feature in this remarkable three-hour tour of the local area. Easily explored on foot and family-friendly, you’ll have a great time mingling with fellow tourists during this Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour, while gaining insight from a local’s perspective. It’s the perfect tour for people who want to see Japan from a different angle and try local Asakusa food in a place where history and modern culture coexist in harmony. Discover Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, two historical sites that are also pleasing to the eyes and taste buds. Explore hidden gems amongst Asakusa’s beautiful and attractive temples, a lively high-fashion district, and feel the vibe that only Asakusa can give you, with the chance to try different Asakusa food along the way. Learn more about the stories behind each destination, as well as table manners and dining etiquette, and have a taste of the city’s traditional culture that is still alive and breathing today. Find yourself stepping back in time with the colorful and informative stories you’ll hear from your guide. You'll feel like you’ve walked into the past and uniquely experienced the traditional streets of Asakusa.
Inclusions
A food tour of Sensoji and Asakusa
One refreshment
5 food stops with several different foods (dessert included)
Street food and regional food tastings
Shopping time (for souvenirs and snacks!)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is in front of the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center (address: 2 Chome-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taitō-ku).
Remarks
The Back to Edo: Sensoji and Asakusa Food Tour starts strictly on time. Please be respectful of the other guests. The tour will start even if guests arrive after the departure time.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
Experience Location
Home to the famous Sensoji Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century, Asakusa overflows with rich history and traditional culture. In the past, Asakusa was Tokyo’s leading entertainment district, a red light district with a number of kabuki theaters. Most of Asakusa was destroyed during World War II, but it has since grown into one of Tokyo's most visited tourist spots. Here, you'll find Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street lined with local snack and souvenir shops. Asakusa also has other attractions such as parks, public baths, and museums.
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Earliest available date: August 22, 2022
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals