Tsukiij Market & Asakusa Tour
Tour two of Tokyo's most prestigious locations: Tsukiji and Asakusa. First, explore the bustling streets of Tsukiji Outer Market, Japan's most famous market, home to the best seafood and culinary products in Tokyo. Then venture to Asakusa, where the magnificent Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest and most vibrant temple, stands and where samurai-era shops and stalls come to life.
◆ Explore two of Tokyo's most important locations with a nationally-licensed guide
◆ Discover the culinary delights of Tsukiji Outer Market
◆ Walk the shopping streets of 17th century Tokyo
◆ Learn all about the majestic Senso-ji Temple & its unique history
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The first location visited on this tour is Chuo Ward's famed seafood district, Tsukiji. Once home to the largest wholesale fish market in the world (the inner section of the market was moved 3km away to Toyosu in 2018), Tsukiji remains the heart of seafood in Tokyo with over 300 shops, restaurants and vendors dedicated to selling the highest-quality fish and culinary products the city has to offer.
As part of our tour, you will explore the streets of this vibrant market, learning about its distinctive past and visiting some of its most important sights. For those inclined, you can also visit some of its non-seafood related spots too, including Namiyoke Shrine, which is believed to protect the essential area from disaster.
A short train ride will then take you to Asakusa, Tokyo's historical entertainment district. Once the center of Tokyo's shitamachi, or downtown, and home to its largest red light district, it is one of the few places in the metropolis where you can experience the atmosphere of the samurai era.
Here you will visit locations like dazzling Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest and most famous temple. Dating back to 645AD, it has been a favorite among Japan's leaders and high-ranking business men for over a millenia. With a unique backstory and impressive vermillion architecture, including one of Japan's few remaining five-story pagodas, it is a must-see sight when in the capital.
You will also walk the likes of Nakamise Dori and Dempoin Dori, shopping streets with histories preceding the 17th century. Nakamise dori is most famous as the street leading to Senso-ji and begins with the imposing Kaminarimon Gate, with its gargoyle-esque guardians and immense lantern. However, both streets are home to specialist items and souvenirs, and many of their stalls and shops have been handed down from generation to generation over the centuries. There you can a number of items and foodstuff, such as delicious senbei rice crackers, beautiful kanzashi hair pins, amezaiku candy art and more.
Finally, the last part of your tour is up to your preference! Whether you are interested in food or traditional gardens, there are places of interest in Asakusa. Common sights visited in the past have included: Asakasa Culture & Tourism Center, which has fantastic views of Senso-ji and Tokyo Sky Tree; Demboin Temple gardens with its gorgeous pond and cherry tree (only available from mid-March to early May); Marugoto Nippon, where you can fill your boots with flavorful regional foods from all over Japan.
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*Tax not included (Japanese tax currently stands at 10% of purchase price)
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
• Nationally-licensed tour guide
• Public Transportation Fee
• Hotel pick-up*
*Please note that we can only do our pick-up service at hotels within a 10 minute walk of stations on the JR Yamanote Line. Please contact us if you are unsure if your hotel falls into this category. For hotels not within this area, we can arrange an alternative pick up destination.
※ Those who wish to use a taxi service instead of public transportation, must pay an additional cost.
• Any food and drinks
• Hotel drop-off
• Other shopping expenses
◆ Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accidents caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆ Please be aware that this is a walking tour and there could be a lot of slippery areas. Please refrain from wearing unstable shoes, such as sandals or high-heels.
◆ Please advise us if you have any religious/health restrictions, allergies, or if you would like to request any special care for participants (including children).
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