Asakusa Half Day - Day Tour

Destinations: Asakusa - Kappabashi

Tour Length: 4 Hrs +/-

Starting time: Flexible

Meeting Point: Asakusa [Map]

Language: English (Native), Japanese (Fluent)

Tour Cost: $62 per person (USD)

Other Costs:

+ Approximate Entrance/Activity Costs of: $0 per person (USD)

+ Approximate Transportation Costs of: $5 per person (USD)

optional  Food & Drinks during tour: $0 - $20 per person (USD)

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What's Included

  • Guide Fee. A "Fully Escorted" native or fluent English speaking guide for the duration of the "Day Tour" to the destinations of the planned itinerary below.

What's NOT Included

Simply stated: ONLY the "Guide Fee" is included for our "Day Tours".

  • Does not include any transportation costs.
  • Does not include any entrance, activity, etc. fees.
  • Does not include any meals or drinks.

Entrance fees, Activity Fees and Transportation fees are NOT included in the "Day Tour" price. You will pay these fees separately as the tour progresses and we have listed an approximation of what these fees may cost. We chose this method for "Day Tours" in order to keep "all options open" and give "fluidity" to the day tours. Please bring sufficient funds to cover these costs.

Transportation

  • Our guides use public transportation (train, subway, bus, etc.) for all our "Day Tours". If you prefer to use taxi or a private car, please contact us first and we can make this happen. Any extra costs associated with transportation other than public transportation will be an extra fee.

  • Walking: Because we use public transportation there IS a lot of walking. You will be walking to and from stations and then walking around destinations. Furthermore, at some times public transportation can be crowded and you may have to stand while riding public transportation.

  • As stated above in "What's NOT Included", transportation costs are NOT included in the tour price. If you want to utilize a different form of transportation other than public transportation (Rental Car, Taxi, etc.), you will pay for those costs.

Food & Drinks

What you buy to eat and drink is totally up to you but some places do have "Sit Down" and or "Drink Requirment" fees (this cost is stated in "Approximate Entrance/Activity Costs").

  • Drinks: At a typical restaurant/bar 1 drink in Japan will run from 500 yen (about $5 USD) to 1,200 yen (about $12 USD). At higher end establishments 1 drink can run from 1,000 yen (about $10 USD) to 2,500 yen (about $25 USD).

  • Food: A typical restaurant meal in Japan can run from 800 yen (about $8 USD) to 1,500 yen (about $15 USD). However, of course depending on the level of the restaurant prices can vary greatly. Al-la-cart establishments like Izakaya, street stalls and little drinking shops can "seem" inexpensive but costs add up quickly if you order a lot (please watch your budget).

Meeting Point or Pick Up / Drop Off

This "Day Tour" specifies a "Meeting Point" in the description and our fee for this tour starts at this meeting point.

Pick Up / Drop Off - If you would like us to actually come to your hotel or place of lodging and pick you up / drop you off, we can do that. The fee is 2,000 yen per hour (billed in 15 min. increments of 500 yen) for the extra time spent getting to your place and then getting to the starting point + any extra transportation costs our guide will incur.

Please request this service on our contact form or by calling us and we can give an exact quote on how much extra it will cost.

Important Notes

  • Tour itineraries & schedules are subject to change due to train conditions, road conditions, extreme weather, and other unavoidable events. If an "unavoidable event" occurs and we are not able to reach a destination, options will be given in exchange.
  • There may be other participants, up the the maximum "Group Size" stated in Important Information & Details above.
  • You do not pay for the guide's food and drinks, only your own.
  • Must be over 20 years of age to drink alcohol in Japan.
  • Tours start at the designated time. We will leave the "Meeting Point" 5 to 10 min. after specified time. If you are late, you may try to join us along the route.
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Don't have much time in Tokyo but want to see the most famous temple? With this tour we will visit Asakusa, the most popular tourist "temple sight" in Tokyo and the near-bye Kappabashi.  In Asakusa we will walk through the town and visit Senso-ji temple and the Nakamise-dori shopping street.  We are sure you will get lots of good photographs and maybe buy some of the interesting trinkets at the many shops that line the streets.

After we have visited the temple we will head over to Kappabashi which is an area that is becoming increasingly popular with overseas tourists because this is the place where they sell those plastic displays for restaurants.  They also sell unique kitchen utensils such as chopsticks, knives and Bento boxes,and feel the neat works by the craftsman in the area.  Buy some plastic sushi and take it home to show your friends... the stuff looks real and tasty!

Meeting Point

Asakusa [Map]

Please use the map to find the exact meeting spot. The guide will be holding a Japan Travel Packages sign or flag.
  • Asakusa Station, Exit #2, Funawa Cafe
  • Make sure to read and follow the signs within the station to exit the exit #2. The Funawa Cafe is just near the exit (see Google Map).

About the Guide

Brad is an American, Colorado native, who has lived in Japan for a total of over 15 years. He speaks fluent Japanese and has travelled all over Japan. Brad is also a professional entertainer in Japan (entertaining the Japanese) and has visited most every city in Japan including it's hotels, resorts, hot springs, amusement parks, castles, temples, etc. and has hob-knobbed with some of Japan's most famous celebrities.

About the Destinations

Asakusa (Area): The Asakusa area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo. The area has famous temples and shrines as well as a huge souvenir shopping street and delicious food stalls.

Asakusa in Tokyo Japan for Japan Travel Packages (JapanTravelPackages.com)

Sensoji Temple (Temple): Tokyo's oldest temple, founded in 645, and one of the most significant Buddhist Temple's in Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu designated Sensoji as the "Tutelary Temple" of the Tokugawa Clan.

Sensoji Temple by Japan Travel Packages (JapanTravelPackages.com)

Kaminarimon (Temple): Kaminarimon, which literally means "Thunder Gate" is the 1st gate that leads to the entrance of Sensoji, a temple in Asakusa Tokyo. It is VERY popular with Japanese and Foreign tourists alike!

Kaminarimon by Japan Travel Packages (JapanTravelPackages.com)

Kappabashi Street (Area): Have you ever seen those plastic displays of the types of dishes the restaurant serves? Kappabashi is a place where you can buy those plastic displays and anything else you need for your restaurant. Lately it has become popular with overseas tourists.

Kappabashi Street for Japan Travel Packages (JapanTravelPackages.com)