Tokyo is a very huge city. Towns and stations are always crowded. Transportation system is convenient but complicated. To move from one place to another, it takes more time than you have expected. To enjoy Tokyo well, I divided the city into some areas. In this tour, I will show you popular spots of east side in Tokyo;Asakusa, Kappabashi and Ueno
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Asakusa station or any place of your request
Asakusa: Sensoji Buddhism temple
Kappabashi; Kappabashi kitchenware town
Ueno: Ueno Park, Ame-yoko shopping street
Located in the downtown Tokyo and having a long history of amusement centers, Asakusa attracts millions of visitors both from home and abroad. The big red lantern gate, Kaminari-mon gate, is the entrance of Nakamise shopping street in which stalls and authentic souvenir shops sell various kinds of Japanese goods. End of the street is Senso-ji Buddhism temple still worshiped neighborhood residents very much. Next to the Buddhism temple is the Asakusa Shinto Shrine. I will explain Japan's two major religion, Buddhism and Shinto.
by walking 10 min.
All kinds of kitchenware shops are packed in this area. Plastic food samples, chopsticks, ceramics, and knives are popular souvenir among tourists.
by metro (2 stops, 170yen)
Ueno Park, a big park with cultural facilities, Shinto shrines and Buddhism temples. The park was once a historical place. A fierce battle was carried out about 130 years ago. The statue of the winning hero and the grave of losers at the battle are placed in the park. At the bottom of the park is a big pond covered with lotus flowers in summer.
Ame-yoko shopping strteet, the hustle and bustle shopping street and the distinctive calls of market sellers can be heard. Shops of everything and anything such as foods, clothes, shoes, cosmetics and accessories.
hotel pick-up(in 23 ward of Tokyo)
transportation fee and entrance fee (both you and guide)
We use public transportation(no seat reservation) and walk quite a lot. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
It's better to have certain amount of Japanese yen cash. Some shops and restaurants do not accept credit cards.
Lunch is not included in this tour.
We had a wonderful time going around with Noriko. She was patient and helped us make a tour suited for the family. We went around Tsukiji Market and was able to eat some really good fresh seafood. My little girl was able to wear a Kimono around Asakusa and spend the day like a cute little Japanese Girl. We wish we had more hours and days to go around with her. I think going around other parts of Tokyo with Noriko would be fun! Until the next trip to Tokyo!!
Thank you so much for your great review, Michelle. I was very happy to spent time with you, especially with your cute kids. Your girl was fascinated by the people around her in Asakusa. I hope you will come to Japan again and if you'd like, let me introduce you other interesting spots. Japan is full of attractive things and places. I'm looking forward to seeing you again.