Asakusa History Tour & Music Performance over Dinner
Price per Adult
History Tour & Traditional Music Live Performance over Dinner
This is an in-depth guided walking tour including dinner and live music in Asakusa, the heart of old Tokyo.
This tour starts at Azumabashi Bridge over Sumida River which has been one of the most important and popular rivers in Tokyo. Actually, the story of Sensoji temple originated in this river 1400 years ago. Then, we move on to the world’s well-known Thunder-gate with a giant red lantern hanging under the gate. That is the entrance to the world of Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine. You may be surprised by its friendly and welcoming atmosphere walking on the Nakamise shopping street if you had imagined solemn and stately religious facilities.
For dinner, we will take you to a Japanese restaurant for live performance of traditional musical instruments, shamisen, etc. Since it is a small restaurant with a limited number of seats, the performance is presented just in front of you. The powerful but adroit performance will mesmerize you.
Here are details of the tour preceding to the visit to the restaurant.
– Azumabashi Bridge on Sumida river
This bridge has been one of the most important and popular rivers in Tokyo. Actually, the story of Sensoji temple originated in this river 1400 years ago.
– Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate)
This is is the entrance to the world of Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine. The world’s well-known giant red lantern is hanging under the gate.
– Nakamise Shopping Street
This street leads to Sensoji temple. You may be surprised by its friendly and welcoming atmosphere walking on it if you had imagined solemn and stately religious facilities. The street features not just shops but “history tablets,” which recounts Asakusa’s history with beautiful pictures.
– Hozomon (“Treasure-House Gate”)
Hozomon (“Treasure-House Gate”) is the inner of two large entrance gates that ultimately leads to the Sensoji (the outer being the Kaminarimon). A two-story gate, the Hozomon’s second story houses many of the Sensoji’s treasures. The first story houses two statues, three lanterns and two large sandals.
– Sensoji Temple
It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda,which holds Buddha’s ashes given by Sri Lanka goverment and buddhist society for goodwill between Sri Lanka and Japna in its top floor. You can participate in centuries-old rituals at the Temple and the Asakusa Shrine and see what the fates have in store for you with Sensoji’s infamous paper fortunes.
– Asakusa Shrine
This is a shrine of Shinto, Japan’s indigenous religion sitting just next to Senshoji temple. Coexistence of two distinct religions in the same premises may be unfathomable. The guide will unlock the mystery from a historical standpoint.
- Dinner in the restaurant; drinks will be charged separately.
- Live music performance
- Guiding in English by a local certified expert guide
- Entry/Admission – Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, except those specified
- Due to a seating capacity limitation in the restaurant, we will confirm your reservation after receipt of your booking notice.
- Wheelchairs are not accessible
- The maximum group size is 8 people to ensure proper hospitality
- A moderate amount of walking is involved; please choose appropriate footwear
- Operates in all weather conditions; please be dressed appropriately
- Bottled water is recommended but vending machines are available
- If you have special dietary or accessibility requirements, please contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate you
- Children younger than 6 may join the tour without charge but will not be entitled to inclusions
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Due to the historical focus of the tour, it is recommended for adults, but children are welcome
- Most travelers can participate
16:00 – 20:00 (4 hours)
Meeting Point and Time
We will meet at 16:00 o’clock at Tokyo Metro Ginza line Asakusa station (G19) exit 4. Please be aware that there is an exit A4 connected to Asakusa station on the Toei Asakusa line. The meeting point is NOT there. Please make sure that you are at exit 4 of the GINZA line. You will see Azumabashi (a red bridge) crossing the Sumida River in front of you.
- Infant (0 – 5): free
- Child (6-12): full
- Teenager (12-19) and adult: full