The beating heart of Tokyo

3h 30min
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6500 STEPS

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JPY 10000

THE BEATING HEART OF TOKYO
Asakusa, Kappabashi and Ameyoko districts

A relaxing walk through Tokyo’s easternmost neighborhoods. Savor the old-fashioned “shitamachi” flair and the venerable temples and shrines.

English speaking “storyteller“ escorting you through enchanting and hidden Tokyo corners

Every day at 10:00

Small-group walks: min 1 participant

Senso-Ji, the most important Buddhist temple in Tokyo

Nakamise-dori, a street filled with history

The lively hoppy street, cramped with izakaya

Kappabashi, the renowned tool street, selling goods for restaurants

Walk through the area around Ueno

Ameyoko, one of the most colorful markets in Tokyo

Enjoy a tasteful vegan snack!

 

Visit Tokyo’s most famous temple, the brightly colored Asakusa Kannon Temple, situated in the historical Asakusa district.
The Buddhist temple, with its five-story pagoda, is one of the most ancient in the city, been established back in the 7th century.
Located just outside the temple is the quaint Nakamise shopping area, a 200-meter street filled with charming shops selling traditional Japanese souvenirs and snacks. All around the temples busy shopping streets and old school restaurants make the area very pleasant to explore.
Not far away from the temple, we find two of the most enchanting streets of Tokyo: Kappabashi and Ameyoko.
The first one, named after a Japanese water demon, is specialized in selling everything needed by restaurants.
Ameyoko, on the other side, is a market area born after World War Two as a black market selling also imported goods (mostly from the US) hence the name recalling America.
Start the visit outside Asakusa Station on the Ginza line and reach the famous Kaminarimon, the access gate to the beloved Senso-Ji temple.
Pass through the colorful Nakamise-dori and, after visiting the main hall of the temple, stroll through the neighborhood.
Move to Kappabashi and end the walk in Ameyoko market in Ueno.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

English speaking ``storyteller`` escorting you through enchanting and hidden Tokyo corners - A vegan snack. NOT INCLUDED: public transportation (about 170 JPY).

WALK SCHEDULE

Daily

START TIME

Start time: 10:00 (meeting time 09:45). Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes ahead.

DURATION

3 h 30 min. (10:00 -> 13:30).

STARTING AND ENDING POINTS

The walk starts in Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station and ends in Ueno Area. We will provide accurate details of the meeting point upon confirmation.

CANCELLATION

Up to 24 hours before: 10% processing fee charged if cancelled up to 24 hours before the walk starts (local time). After 24 hours: 100% charges (See our Terms and Conditions policy).

CHILDREN

From 0 to 2.99 years - free; From 03 to 11.99 years - 50% of the adult price; 12 years and older - full price.

PRIVATE WALKS

Available daily. Please enquire with us through our CONTACT page.

GOOD TO KNOW

During this experience, you will be walking through Tokyo streets for more than 3 hours. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a foldable umbrella if it looks rainy - The walk will depart on time, out of respect for all customers. Late customers will not be waited on and there is no refund - IOJ reserves the right to modify the itinerary in case of unforeseen events.

COVID-19

All storytellers are required to wear masks - All clients are required to wear masks and respect social distance - We ask all of our clients to check their temperature on the date of the walk and refrain from participating if the temperature is above 37.5°.

Our storyteller Sandra was the greatest! She was entertaining and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!!!

Linda S. - Oakland, CA

★★★★★ 16 December 2019