The Asakusa Cultural Walk & Matcha Making Tour lets you dive into the rich history and traditions of Tokyo’s old town. In just three hours, you’ll explore iconic spots like the Senso-ji Temple, stroll down Nakamise Street, and savor local snacks.
But that’s not all! You’ll also learn the art of making matcha tea and experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Plus, don’t miss the chance to cook monjayaki and okonomiyaki with a local guide.
Get ready for an immersive and budget-friendly adventure in Asakusa!
- The tour starts at Senso-ji, the oldest temple in Tokyo, and explores the rich history and traditions of Asakusa.
- Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Japanese customs and cultural tips related to the temple and Buddhism.
- The tour includes a matcha tea making experience, where participants can learn the art of making matcha tea and its significance in Japanese culture.
- Participants will also get to experience the local food scene in Asakusa, including learning how to cook traditional dishes and tasting them with the rest of the group.
Exploring Asakusa and Senso-ji Temple
Visitors can explore Asakusa and Senso-ji Temple on a 3-hour tour starting from Senso-ji, the oldest temple in Tokyo. They can learn about Japanese customs and cultural tips related to the temple and Buddhism, and visit the main spot of Senso-ji temple with a huge Japanese dragon painting on the ceiling.
This tour is perfect for those looking for an informal, budget-conscious, and practical experience. It’s ideal for travelers who desire freedom and want to delve into the rich history and traditions of Asakusa.
The tour includes a visit to the 300-year-old Nakamise Street, where you can try a traditional local snack.
A Quick Note On The Japan Rail Pass Price Hike
The price of the wonderful Japan Rail Pass is going up a massive 62% in October but there’s still time to lock in the old rates if you’re quick. Klook still offers the old prices so if you buy before September 30th you can travel with the old prices until December 28th, 2023.
Matcha Tea Making Experience
Tour participants will have the opportunity to learn the art of making matcha tea and understand its significance in Japanese culture. In this immersive experience, they will be able to appreciate the beauty and taste of authentic matcha tea while experiencing traditional Japanese tea ceremony customs. The peaceful and tranquil setting will provide a moment of relaxation away from the bustling crowds. The table below provides an overview of the Matcha Tea Making Experience:
|Learn the art of making matcha tea||Discover the traditional techniques and steps involved in preparing matcha tea.|
|Understand its significance in Japanese culture||Gain insights into the cultural importance of matcha tea and its role in Japanese traditions.|
|Experience traditional Japanese tea ceremony customs||Immerse yourself in the rituals and etiquette of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.|
This experience is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and a moment of serenity amidst their travels. So why not join the tour and explore the world of matcha tea in the heart of Japan?
Local Food Experience in Asakusa
Participants in the Asakusa cultural walking tour will have the opportunity to explore the local food scene and discover hidden gems in the area.
This tour takes you off the beaten path and into the backstreets of Asakusa, where you’ll find some of the best local food spots.
Your friendly local guide will take you to a favorite monjyayaki place, where you’ll not only get to taste this delicious dish, but also learn how to cook it yourself.
With the guidance of your guide, you’ll learn the secrets of monjyayaki and okonomiyaki, and enjoy eating them with the rest of the group.
This is a great chance to experience the flavors of traditional Asakusa cuisine and discover the local food scene that most tourists miss.
Don’t miss out on this culinary adventure in Asakusa!
Meeting Point and Logistics
Located just a 3-minute walk from Asakusa station Ginza Line Exit #1, participants can easily find the meeting point in front of Kaminarimon Police Box where their guide will be holding a red/orange sign with ‘MagicalTrip’. This convenient and easy-to-find meeting location ensures a hassle-free start to the Asakusa cultural walking tour. The guide will be waiting to welcome the group and provide all the necessary information for the tour. Participants can look forward to exploring Asakusa beyond the main tourist spots and discovering hidden gems with a friendly local guide and fellow travelers. The small group size of maximum 8 people allows for a personalized experience, perfect for all types of travelers seeking freedom and interaction. The tour duration is approximately 3 hours, starting at 11 am, giving participants ample time to immerse themselves in the history and traditions of the old town in Tokyo.
|Meeting Point||Kaminarimon Police Box, Senso-ji|
|Location||3-minute walk from Asakusa station Ginza Line Exit #1|
|Guide Sign||Red/orange sign with ‘MagicalTrip’|
|Tour Duration||Approximately 3 hours|
|Group Size||Maximum 8 people|
|Start Time||11 am|
Guests can expect a personalized and interactive experience during the 3-hour exploration of Asakusa. They will have the opportunity to discover hidden gems and immerse themselves in the local culture.
- Discover the rich history and traditions of Asakusa beyond the main tourist spots.
- Interact with a friendly local guide and fellow travelers.
- Explore the flavors of traditional Asakusa cuisine and enjoy a local food experience.
- Learn the art of making matcha tea and experience the peace and tranquility of Japan.
This small group tour is suitable for all types of travelers, whether you’re with family, friends, a couple, or traveling solo. With a maximum of 8 people, you can expect a personalized experience.
The tour starts at 11 am and lasts approximately 3 hours, giving you plenty of time to explore the old town in Tokyo. So join us and get ready for a budget-conscious and practical adventure in Asakusa.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Significance of the Nakamise Street in Asakusa?
Nakamise Street holds significance in Asakusa as a 300-year-old shopping street leading up to Senso-ji Temple. Visitors can explore traditional shops and try local snacks, immersing themselves in the history and culture of the area.
Can I Try on Traditional Japanese Clothing During the Tour?
Yes, visitors have the opportunity to try on traditional Japanese clothing during the tour. It’s a fun way to immerse themselves in the culture and take memorable photos.
Are There Any Age Restrictions for the Matcha Tea Making Experience?
There aren’t any age restrictions for the matcha tea making experience. Everyone is welcome to participate and learn the art of making matcha tea in a peaceful and authentic setting.
Is Transportation Included in the Tour Price?
No, transportation is not included in the tour price. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the meeting point. This allows for more flexibility and freedom in exploring the area.
Can I Customize the Local Food Experience Based on My Dietary Restrictions?
Yes, guests can customize the local food experience based on their dietary restrictions. The local guide will provide guidance and ensure that everyone enjoys delicious dishes that cater to their specific needs.