Ueno Park


Asakusa and Ueno Park Tour on July 9th, 2023;Auspicious day in Asakusa

  • 2023.07.10

Thank you very much for participating in the Asakusa Morning/Afternoon Tour and Ueno Park Tour held on July 9th!!  Good thing was it did not rain even in the Tsuyu season, but a hot and humid day made us feel that summer was just around the corner.  We welcomed 25 Guests for Asakusa; USA, Spain, UK, Mexico, France and New Zealand.  Thank you for choosing our tour.    And we really appreciate that three guests from France and New Zealand joined both the Asakusa and Ueno Park tour!   We really hope all of you had enjoyed the time with us on the day.   As we posted photos of Asakusa Tours and Ueno Park Tours followed by a special event in Asakusa below, we hope you will be able to remember our tours!!   Asakusa AM Group A Asakusa AM Group B Asakusa AM Group C Asakusa PM Group A Asakusa PM Group B In Ueno Park, leaves of large trees have gradually come to show a deep green color.   I  hope guests could find comfortable sunshades of leaves in the Park.    Ueno Park Group A Ueno Park Group B As mentioned precisely in the previous blog, the day of this tour July 9th and […]

The next Asakusa tours and the Hozuki Market on July 9. Shinobazu Pond lotus flowers started to bloom.

  • 2023.07.02

July 9 and 10 is a festival for the goddess of mercy of the Sensoji Temple. The Hozuki Market will be opened at the temple grounds on both days.There was a tradition to visit temples and shrines continuously for 1,000 days to fulfil wishes during the Heian period (794-1185). As time went by, however, visiting for 1,000 days became difficult. Then, people set a specific date to visit so that they could receive 1,000 days’ worth of good luck. This tradition was enhanced to an incredible 46,000 days during the Edo period (1603-1868) .46,000 days is equal to about 126 years. 126 years represents the lifespan of people. Visitors will receive more than enough blessings for their entire life if they visit the temple on either of the two days. This belief is not connected with the Buddhist scripture. This practice was originally done on July 10, but so many people rushed to the Sensoji Temple to get blessings and some came on the previous day. As a result, this tradition spans two days of July 9 and 10.Soon after the new tradition was introduced, the Hozuki Market was opened for those visitors on these two days. Hozuki is a […]

Asakusa & Ueno Park tours June 11

  • 2023.06.13

Thank you for joying our tours at Asakusa and Ueno Park. Despite the rainy morning, we were able to host enthusiastic guests from the Netherlands, the United States, Spain, Czech, Brazil, Australia and the Philippines. Now the rainy season is on, but Sunday’s precipitation was tolerable betraying the weather forecast. Good for everybody. And the guides were pleased to be drenched instead with a rain of inspiring questions from the eager guests, none of which we hope had been drained in vain but been shared and discussed among the participants making our tours more informative and interactive. Thank you for sharing experience with us. As we have announced, we posted the photos taken during the tours to help you recall the fun time we had together. Please tell your friends about TFWT, Toyo Free Walking Tour. We also expect to see you again soon as repeating guests. Till then. Your feedback is very important for upgrading our tour contents. We’d very much appreciate it if you would leave comments on Facebook or Tripadvisor. Don’t be sad. Today was a bad luck day, it promises a better day tomorrow. Ueno Park tour photos below. Posted by ‘Dragon’

Enjoy Matsuri Festivals in Tokyo : Tour report of Asakusa and Ueno Park on May 28th

Thank you so much for joining our tours at Asakusa in the morning and Ueno Park in the afternoon on May 28th. We welcomed 26 guests in total from USA, Canada, Israel, Australia, Netherland, Argentina and Columbia. We hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had. (Ueno Park) (Asakusa AM A Group) (Asakusa AM Group B) (Asakusa AM Group C) (Asakusa AM Group D) (Asakusa PM) Last week, Asakusa was in the heat of the Sanja Matsuri Festival. It is the festival of Asakusa Shrine and is held once a year for three days around the third Saturday in May. About 100 Mikoshi (portable shrines) in the town and 3 Mikoshi from Asakusa Shrine were carried around by the people of the town. The enthusiasm and joy of the people carrying the Mikoshi was even moving. You can enjoy a lot of Matsuri Festivals in Tokyo especially from Apr to Aug. For instance, there was a festival of Gojo Tenjin Shrine located in Ueno Park on this day. Let us support you to find out Matruri when you come […]

Asakusa and Ueno Park Tour on May 14th, 2023. ー Sanjya Matsuri is coming soon in Asakusa!! ー

  • 2023.05.15

Thank you very much for participating in the Asakusa Morning/Afternoon Tour and Ueno Park Tour held on May 14th!!   Despite the weather forecast, it didn’t rain until the end of tours, thanks to the dragons!  We really hope all of you had enjoyed the time with us on the day.   We welcomed 31 Guests for Asakusa; USA, Costa Rica, Spain, Singapore, India, Italy, Brazil and Canada  and also 15 Guests for Ueno Park; Australia, Argentina, Germany, England, India, Italy and Israel.    We would like to express our sincere gratitude to your joining.   As we posted photos of Asakusa Tours followed by Ueno Park Tours below, we hope you will be able to remember our tours!!   Asakusa AM Group A Asakusa AM Group B Asakusa AM Group C Asakusa AM Group D Asakusa PM Ueno Park has become full of green leaves.  It makes architectures and monuments in the park more attractive as you can see from photos. Ueno Park Group A Ueno Park Group B As we mentioned to the guests of Asakusa tour, the big festival of Asakusa Shrine called Sanja Matsuri will be held from May 19th to May 21st. This festival is one […]

Asakusa and Ueno Tour on April 30, 2023

  • 2023.05.02

When we arrived at the starting point it was raining and windy. We wondered how many guests could come. Our worries disappeared when 22 guests from 7 countries turned up to join our AM tour. Anyway, Asakusa is one of the most intriguing places to visit in Tokyo, isn’t it? The rain stopped soon after we started. Thanks to the rain, the temple area was not so crowded. It turned out to be a good day for the tour. In the PM tour of Asakusa we received 6 guests from 3 countries. Adding Ueno tour numbers of 8 guests to these, we received 36 guests from 9 countries of Italy, Argentine, Phillippienes, Singapore, USA, Israel, UK, Germany and Spain in all April 30 tours. Skytree is the tallest tower in the world, 634m high from the ground. Nakamise, a narrow shopping street on the approach to the temple, is good for finding souvenirs and tasting some traditional street foods. The origin of the Sensoji temple goes back to 7th century. The legend says that when two brothers were fishing in the river, they caught a holy statue of Kannon in the net. After they brought it back to the village, […]

The exquisite ramen in Asakusa and Ueno (April 23, 2023)

  • 2023.04.23

The weather was comfortable in spring on April 23. We appreciate your participation in our tours in Asakusa and Ueno Park.  37 people kindly joined our tours from Portugal, Germany, Czeck Republic, Israel, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Canada, America, Columbia and Argentina. I sincerely hope all of you enjoyed walking with us. Group photos and snapshots are attached so that you can remember the fun we had during the tours. One of the pleasures of travel is to eat delicious food. Ramen is available in every corner in Japan and perhaps Japan’s most renowned soul food. There are many ramen restaurants in Asakusa and Ueno. When you feel hungry after the tour, I recommend a few conveniently located ramen stores in both places. All of them are popular and may be crowded at the time of rush hours, but even if there is a queue it will move more quickly than you think. It’s worth waiting. Credit cards are not acceptable at the shops.   Yoroiya started the ramen business in 1991 and is now one of the most popular ramen restaurants in Asakusa. Yoroiya boasts traditional shoyu (soy sauce) base and their ramen is topped with char-siu pork […]

The Majestic Ueno Toshogu Shrine

  • 2023.04.13

The Ueno Toshogu Shrine is one of the highlights of our tour in Ueno Park. Ieyasu Tokugawa (1543-1616), the founder and the first shogun of the 265-year-long Edo period(1603-1868), is enshrined as a god. He brought the century of the civil wars to an end and built the foundation for a peaceful country and is considered as one of the most outstanding figures in history.In the beginning of the Edo period, when Ieyasu fell into a critical condition, he called on hisclose vassals to his bedside and asked them as his last will to build a place where he could rest eternally. That was the beginning of the Ueno Toshogu Shrine. Soon after the original building was constructed, it was renovated and reconstructed on a grander scale for the Edo citizens who couldn’t easily travel to the distant Nikko Toshogu Shrine. The Ueno Toshogu Shrine is as gorgeous as the shrine in Nikko and remains intact for about 370 years. The stone gate is called the torii gate which is unique to the shrine. The gate represents the boundary between the sacred zone and the secular world. At the time of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, many torii gates […]

Ueno Park Tour on April 9th, 2023

  • 2023.04.11

Thank you for choosing our tour at Ueno Park on April 9th!!   It was really a comfortable sunny day.  We welcomed 13 Guests; Canada, Ireland, Israel, Australia and Argentina.  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to your joining.   Especially to  the parties who rushed from our “Asakusa Tour”! Groupe A Group B Group C We hope all of you enjoyed our tour in Ueno and enjoyed the time with us on the day.    Please recall your memories of the tour by photos posted below. (We are very sorry that we could not provide snapshots of group C. ) Until the end of March, Ueno-Park was a popular place for cherry blossom viewing.    Now, the season proceeded to the next stage; with various colors,  fresh green trees dotted with late-blooming cherry blossoms and other flowers like Azalea and Peony.     This was also so charming. We believe Ueno Park, celebrating150th anniversary this year, is a great place for a strolling regardless of seasons. Ueno Park is hosting many Architectures and Spots having various background stories and histories.   We traced then one by one during the tour.   If you came to have interests in historical events occurred at […]

Asakusa and Ueno Park Tour on April 2nd,2023

  • 2023.04.03

Many thanks for joining us on our tours at Asakusa in the morning and Ueno Park in the afternoon on April 2nd, 2023. We welcomed 44 guests from USA, Singapore, Greece, Australia, India, Canada, Hongkong, Chile, Thailand and Indonesia. It was a tremendous opportunity for us to meet wonderful guests from many countries and to share interesting conversations. Also, it was really nice seeing some of you in both tours. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached so that you can remember the fun we had during the tour. Asakusa was as crowded as ever. But, our skillful guides got by easily and showed you around Asakusa thoroughly. With our guides, you won’t miss highlights even in the hestic time of year. Senso-ji temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo and Asakusa shrine is right by the side. It’s the best start to learn about Japanese religion. When you visit temples and shrines in Japan, there are certain manners to follow and we can show you how. You will be comfortable visiting temples and shrines later days in Japan. In the afternoon, Ueno park tour welcomed some guests from morning Asakusa tour and some newly joined guests. Ueno Park […]

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