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Asakusa and Downtown Tokyo Walking Food Tour

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Enjoy traditional Japanese food on the streets of Asakusa on a guided walking tour and explore the historic downtown area of Shitamachi.

Highlights

  • Explore the streets of Asakusa and walk through downtown Tokyo on a 3-hour walking food tour.
  • Visit 5 food stops and relish an authentic Japanese lunch, with an option to try sashimi fresh from Tsukiji market.
  • Stroll by the historic downtown of Tokyo also known as Shitamachi, and learn about it's history from your guide.
  • Fun Fact: When Sushi was first invented it was to preserve fish and rice so they would not spoil.

Inclusions

  • 3hr guided tour
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Street food tasting
  • Lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 7 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Get ready to experience the culinary offerings of Tokyo and enjoy a sneak peek into the downtown cuisine of Old Tokyo on this guided food tour.

Experience the Local Cuisine and Food Customs of Asakusa

Start the tour at Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center. Stroll through Namise Street lined with stalls selling souvenirs and traditional snacks. Learn about local culinary traditions from your professional guide. Sample some sashimi, a Japanese raw fish delicacy freshly sourced from the Tsukiji market. Later on, visit a dessert shop well-known for its authentic matcha tea. Witness a preserved candy-making method, and taste Japanese plums, rice crackers, pickles, and melon bread.

Explore Shitamachi and the Senso-ji Temple

Continue to Tokyo's historic downtown, Shitamachi - a leading entertainment district with geisha houses, kabuki theaters, and cinemas. Visit the Senso-ji temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo built in the 7th century. Explore the five-storied pagoda, the main hall, and the Asakusa Shinto Shrine.

Itinerary

Namise street - Seasonal lunch in Asakusa - Explore the theater and side streets - Stop at dessert shop - Visit Sensoji Temple

Timings

Mon to Fri: 11am onwards

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center.
  • Address: 2 Chome-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0034, Japan.
  • Your tour guide will be holding an Arigato Japan Food Tour sign.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Asakusa-Kaminarimon (Asakusa-Kaminarimon Gate). It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board buses 草63 to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Asakusa Sta.. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board metros Asakusa Line,Ginza Line, Nikko-Kinugawa, Ryomo, Tobu Skytree Line to get you there.
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