Asakusa tour starts 9:30am at Kaminari-mon gate (Sensō-ji entrance), ends 4:00pm at Tokyo Sky Tree.

1. Sensō-ji temple

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it became independent after World War II. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda, Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine, as well as many shops with traditional goods in the Nakamise-dōri.

Sensō-ji

meet our concierge at Kaminari-mon gate (Sensō-ji entrance)

Kaminari-mon is The main gate of Sensoji Temple. It is a symbol of Asakusa, a shooting spot where matrix can be created. Wind god on the right side towards the gate, thunder god on the left side. A large lantern with a weight of about 1543 pounds is hung in the center of the gate.

Nakamise-dōri

Nakamise-dōri

Nakamise-dōri is one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan where visitors are busy.

Stores selling souvenirs, confections, etc. stand on both sides of the Omotesando, which is about 250 meters long from Kaminarimon to Hōzōmon, and it is called “Nakamise Dori”. There are 54 stores on the east side and 35 stores on the west side.

ーKibidango Azumaー
Kibidango

Kibidango Azuma

“Asakusa Kibidango Azuma” is a demonstration of “Kibidango” which was in existence during the Japan Edo period.

“Kibidango” is sweet dumpling made with mochi flour and (sometimes) millet flour.

Depending on days ,they  sell 10,000 Kibidangos in one day.

Kibidango

Kibidango with Matcha

ーKagetsudoー
Kagetudo

Kagetsudo

“Kagetsudo” is a melon bread store , started in 1945.

It is  famous for “Jumbo meronpan” with a diameter of about 7.87 inches.

They sell 3000 melon breads in one day.

melon breads

melon breads

 ーKineyaー
Kineya

Kineya

“Kineya” is famous for “Okaki”(kaki-mochi) and “senbei”.

They are boiled and fried using glutinous rice.

“Okaki” is made from the famous Kogane Mochi. It is fried with special oil including safflower.

Okaki

Okaki

ーChouchin Monakaー
Chouchin Monaka

Chouchin Monaka

“Asakusa Chouchinmonaka” is  specialized in Monaka.

“Monaka”is wafer cake filled with red bean paste.

Let’s sandwich your favorite ice cream in a lantern-shaped skin !!

Monaka

Monaka

ーAsakusa Menchiー
Menchi

Asakusa Menchi

“Asakusa Menchi” is  specialized in Menchi Katsu.

“Menchi Katsu” is Ground Meat Cutlet.

Ground Meat Cutlet

Menchi Katsu

ーKimurayaー
Kimuraya

Kimuraya

“Kimuraya”is oldest “Ningyouyaki” store in Asakusa, started in 1872.

“Ningyouyaki” is sweet bean paste in the shape of dolls.

Ningyouyaki

Ningyouyaki

ーKurodayaー
Kurodaya

Kurodaya

“Kurodaya”is specialized in “Washi” , started in 1856.

“Washi” is  Japanese traditional paper. Washi has features of thin,durable,and long-lasting.

Kurodaya makes letter paper,post card,goods & accessories using Washi.

Kurodaya

goods

ーAraibunsendouー
Araibunsendo

Araibunsendou

“Araibunsendou” has been making”Sensu” &”Uchiwa” for more than 120 years.

Everything is handmade.  Custom made is also available.

“Sensu” is a folding fan, and used as an accessory for Kimonos.

“Uchiwa” is a paper fan.

Sensu

Sensu

ーEdo kiriko Ojimaー
Ojima

Ojima

“Asakusa Edo Kiriko Ojima” is a specialty store by artisans of the traditional craft “Edo Kiriko”. It is also possible to make custom products such as gifts and presents.

“Edo Kiriko” is special glass cut by sculpting glass with emery power.  The history of Edo Kiriko started in 1834.

Kiriko

Special glasses

They also provide Edo Kiriko Trial Class !

Trial Class

Kiriko Trial Class

Hondo (main hall)

On the way to Hondo (main hall), you can see Hōzōmon, Gojūnotō, Joukouro, etc.

Hōzōmon & Gojūnotō

Hōzōmon & Gojūnotō

“Hōzōmon” contains the “Genpan Issaikyou” and “Shyaka-nyorai” statues of important cultural properties.

“Gojūnotō” is a Stupa about 60 yards high.

Joukouro

Joukouro

“Joukouro” is a place where you can provide Buddha with stick of incense and bathe in the smoke to purify your body and mind. It is said that it works for the bad parts of the body. You can purchase the incense in the perfume shop on the right side of the main hall.

Hondo

Hondo

The statue of “Kannon” is scolded in “Hondo”(Main hall).

Kannondo

The statue of Kannon

Huge paintings are drawn on the ceiling.

Huge painting

Rental Kimono sightseeing

If you want, you can rental “Kimono” and go sightseeing Asakusa.

The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment.

Photos with Kimono will be great for Instagram!

Kimono

Kimono rental store Wargo

Kimono

2. Tokyo Sky Tree  1:30pm

Tokyo Skytree  is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in SumidaTokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower,and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).

The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region.

Tokyo sky tree

Tokyo sky tree

Observatory

Observatory

Observatory

Glass floor

Glass floor on observation deck

You can have a meal while watching the scenery at Sky Tree Cafe.

Sky tree cafe

Sky tree cafe

Tokyo Solamachi

Tokyo Solamachi  is a very large shopping, dining and entertainment complex at the base and under Tokyo Skytree. There are around 300 shops and restaurants in this new and large Tokyo shopping mall near Asakusa. There is an entire floor with original souvenir shops offering character goods that peak the interest of many tourists.

Food

ーSolamachi Tabeteras(Food Court)ー
Solamachi

Solamachi Tabeteras(Food Court)

Solamachi Tabeteras is  a Food Court. It has 11 stores in there.

Almost of them are Japanese foods stores.

Gindaco

Gindaco

Gindaco is a very famous “Takoyaki” store in Japan.

“Takoyaki” is Octopus Dumplings.

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

Itadori

Itadori

Itadori is a “Kaisendon” store from long time ago.

“Kaisendon” is rice bowl topped with seafood.

Kaisendon

Kaisendon

Ippudo

Ippudo

Ippudo, also known as Hakata Ippūdō  in Japan, is a Japanese ramen restaurant chain with locations worldwide. Ippudo is well known for its tonkotsu ramen, and has been described as “the most famous tonkotsu ramen shop in the country”.

Ramen

Ippudo Tonkotsu Ramen

ーKaiten Zushi Toritonー
 conveyor belt sushi

Toriton

Kaiten Zushi Toriton is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant.

It is famous because it has advanced overseas.

Sushi

Sushi

ーBEER&SPICE SUPER”DRY”ー
SUPER DRY

BEER&SPICE SUPER”DRY”

In BEER&SPICE SUPER”DRY” You can drink “Asahi Super Dry beer” while looking at Sky Tree from Soramachi 30 Floor.

Asahi Super Dry is a Japanese dry beer operated by Asahi.

Asahi super dry

Asahi Super Dry Beer

ーUnagi Komagata Maekawaー
unagi maekawa

Unagi Komagata Maekawa

Please relish the “Unagi” taste of a long-established store, with the secret sauce that has been succeeded carefully for 200 years since the establishment.

Unagi Maekawa

Unagi

ーTempura Shinjuku Tsunahachiー
Tsunahachi

Tempura Shinjuku Tsunahachi

A fragrant and crispy Edo-“Tempura” made using 100% specially blended sesame oil.

Tempura

Tempura

 Souvenir

Japan souvenir

Japan Souvenir

“Japan Souvenir” is the area with shops that specialize in souvenirs, traditional goods and toys that represent Japan.

ーMakanai Cosmeticsー
Cosmetics Makanai

Makanai Cosmetics

In “Makanai Cosmetics”, you can get cosmetics using special ingredients.

There are not only good materials but also cute items with cute packages.

Hand cream

Natural Perfection Hand Cream

ーNippon Candy Projectー
Nippon Candy Project

Nippon Candy Project

“Nippon Candy Project” is a variety store that offers colorful and delicate candy charms created by artisans from all over Japan!
You can get accessories made of resin coated with real candies.

Accessories

Candy Accessories

Shopping

Solamachi

Solamachi Shopping Street

There are many gourmet shops and variety stores in “Solamachi Shopping Street”, which has a total length of about 131 yards.

ーWatashi No Heyaー
Watashi No Heya

Watashi No Heya

When you look inside “Watashi No Heya”, there are lots of goods that make you feel a beautiful Japan.

It sells great things such as dishes, small items, aroma goods, fabrics, baby products, soaps, lotions, etc. in a compact store.

Tea Pot

Tea Pot

ーMarion Crepesー
Marion Crepes

Marion Crepes

“Marion crepes” is the first crepes shop originated in Japan.

It sells Japanese style crepes.

It is attractive with mochi mochi crepe crust that will be baked on the spot.

Marion Crepes

Matcha Crepe