From the venerable Sensoji to the futuristic Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa is a great juxtaposition of the old and the new.
Enter through the enormous bright-red Kaminarimon, meaning “thunder gate,” and walk through whorls of incense smoke before leaving a traditional five-yen offering at the capital’s iconic Sensoji Temple.
With delicious street food, abundant shopping, and retro charm around every corner, Asakusa is an unmissable stop during your visit to Tokyo.
1. Highlights of the online tour
In this online tour, you will take a walk in Asakusa from Sky Tree to Sensoji Temple while experiencing shopping, worship, incense sticks, and fortune-telling.
# Start from the Sumida River where you can see the Skytree beautifully.
# Explanation of the large lantern at Kaminarimon.
# Experience shopping at Nakamise Street, Japanese oldest shopping street.
# Putting incense sticks and breathing in the smoke.
# Japanese way of praying at Sensoji Temple.
# Draw an Omikuji “a fortune slip” and tell your fortune.
# Experience Goldfish scooping and Shooting gallery !?
[Recommended for the following people]
♥I’d like to visit Japan.
♥I want to know about the manners of Japanese temples.
♥I want to know the best restaurants in Asakusa.
♥I want to feel like I’m at a Japanese festival.
2. Overview of the online tour
3. Introduction of Tour Guide
Tokyo City Guide Club Mr. Yoshioka
The NPO Tokyo City Guide Club is a volunteer Tokyo sightseeing group whose main members are those who have passed the “Tokyo City Guide Certification Test” conducted by the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Mr. Yoshioka is a board member of the Tokyo City Guide Club and has about seven years of experience as a guide, showing people around Tokyo.