Asakusa & Ueno Half-Day Tour


Dai A.

4.90(174) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

In Asakusa, we will visit Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, Asakusa Shrine and Kappabashi Kitchen Utensils Street. In Ueno, we will visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Kaneiji Temple and Ameyoko Market Streets. You can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisines and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs. Also you can learn about Japanese history and culture.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

09:30 AM

Asakusa - Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street

Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo, you can learn about Japanese history, culture and religions (Shinto and Buddhism).

You can buy some traditional Japanese souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street and have Japanese cuisines in Asakusa.

11:00 AM

Kappabashi Kitchen Utensils Street

Kappabashi Kitchen Street is an 800m (a half mile)-long street lined with 170 wholesale stores offering Japanese, Western and Chinese tableware, kitchen knives and utensils, food samples and more.

11:30 AM

Ueno Park, Ameyoko Market Streets

Ueno Park is one of the most popular Cherry Blossoms viewing spots in Tokyo, also Museum districts such as Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science and more.

You can find anything you need at Ameyoko Market Streets or just enjoy browsing many varieties of foods and goods.

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

First, you can enjoy traditional temple town of Asakusa.

We will visit Senso-ji temple famous for red huge lantern and nakamise shopping street where is best place to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.

And we will visit Asakusa shrine. There you can learn what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, or shrine and temple.

Then we will visit Kappabashi kitchen utensils street famous for shops supplying the restaurant trade. There you can buy many things from hand-made knives, restaurant furniture and other kitchen utensils through food samples, or the plastic display food.

In Asakusa, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine, such as tempura (deep-fried seafood and vegetables), soba (buckwheat noodles), unagi (charcoal-broiled eel with rice) and so on.

Next, you can enjoy academic and the hustle & bustle town of Ueno.

We will visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum and Kanei-ji temple etc.

Then we will visit Ame-yoko shopping streets where you can experience Asian atmosphere and buy anything you want.

After this tour, you can enjoy " Izakaya ", or Japanese-style bar for dinner.

This is half-day tour ( 4 hours ).

Morning tour, from 9:00 am to 13:00 pm.

or Afternoon tour, from 13:00 pm to 17:00 pm.

It's up to you.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area, hotel drop-off in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide)

Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket is 600 yen each

Important Information

My tour is a walking tour using public transportation, mainly Tokyo Metro (Subway).

I don’t do the tour using an arranged car.

Please wear walking shoes. This is half-day walking tour.

Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets. Asakusa and Ueno areas don't have much credit card acceptances.

Both areas are always crowded, so please take care of your own valuables.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Fritz H.

Jan 12, 2023

Perfect Tour in Tokyo

As a group of eight friends we had a full day tour to visit interesting places in Tokyo. Our guide Dai explained us many details about the city, the history and the specific visited locations.

Dai A.

Thank you so much for taking your precious time for writing a kind comment, Fritz. Danke schön !!! I had an amazing time with all of you. It was so much fun to talk with you and your wonderful friends. Please enjoy skiing in Furano ! Thanks a million !!!


Sangeet G.

Jan 8, 2023

Amazing 2 days with Dai A.

We (family of 5 with grown up kids) visited Tokyo to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary. Dai took us around for 2 days and how much ever I appreciate him will still not be enough. My kids (who are hard to please) were very happy with him. He is knowledgeable, patient, humble and polite. He planned our days perfectly, showed us all important places and made sure he took us to the stores/places we requested. We told him our interest for food and he took us to he best places. My wife is vegetarian, he had looked up and suggested various vegan places for her to eat. We are very happy with his service and I highly recommend him.

Dai A.

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Sangeet. It was a great pleasure for me to show you guys around Tokyo for two days. it was super nice talking to you guys and I also had wonderful two days with your amazing family. I believe you guys especially your charming wife enjoyed shopping in Tokyo. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wonderful family. Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary !!! Thanks a million !!!


Andrea R.

Jan 4, 2023

Very Helpful

Dai was very helpful upon our arrival. He met us at the airport, assisted with JR rail pass, helped us navigate to our lodging, and showed us some highlights in the area.

Dai A.

Thank you so much for a kind review, Andrea. It was nice talking to you and I had a good time together. I believe you could enjoy staying in Hiroshima and Kyoto as well. Please take care of yourself and give my best regards to your wonderful family. Thanks a million !!!

Jacqueline H.

Jan 30, 2020

We were so lucky to have chosen Dai as our guide

I'm really grateful to have been able to spend a day with Dai. Our family was a little complex with a 9 year old intellectually disabled child who struggled with almost everything. Dai was patient and understood the complexity he was dealing with after meeting us. He changed things up on the go, stopped at odd stations so we could quickly grab food, slowed things down so we could catch up on our jetlag and just took really good care of us. Throughout the day we had a really thorough guide through the Shitenoji temple and Nakamise Shopping centre, Akihabara district and the Shinjuku Samurai Museum. We got a thorough understanding of the train network, JR and the multiple private lines, metro and others. We also had the most delicious lunch that was so well priced. Really great day, 10/10! I would wholeheartedly recommend Dai to anyone looking at coming to Tokyo. Also, to note, you will be doing a tonne of walking, so wear comfy shoes :)

Dai A.

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a wonderful review, Jacqueline. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you guys around Tokyo. I’m so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour and was so happy to be able to see you guys enjoyed lunch in Asakusa. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Tokyo and have a wonderful time in Osaka and Kyoto as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your Super Awesome Family. Thanks a million !!! Cheers !!!

$153/ per group

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