Day tour of Asakusa and Ueno Park
It is a great pleasure for us to restart the walking tours in Tokyo after a two-and-a-half-year absence.
The Asakusa and Ueno Park tours are scheduled on September 25. Since Asakusa and Ueno are close each other, we recommend the combined tour of Asakusa and Ueno Park. Asakusa and Ueno Park are among the major tourist spots in Tokyo. You can experience Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, the Sensoji Temple and nature and culture at one of the oldest parks in Japan, Ueno Park, with us.
9:45 Meet our friendly guides holding our flag beside the Police Box by the Kaminarimon gate of the Sensoji Temple.
10:00 Tour start at the Sensoji Temple
First, we’ll go up the building of the Culture Information Tourist Center for a panoramic view of Asakusa and the Tokyo Sky Tree. Coming down, we will pass the Kaminarimon gate with an enormous lantern. Beyond the gate is the Nakamise Shopping Street, one of Japan’s oldest shopping streets.
Then, the Hozomon gate with the massive waraji straw sandals. Right next to the gate is the five-story pagoda, a symbol of the Temple.
We’ll visit the main hall of the Temple which was originally constructed 1,400 years ago. After that, the Asakusa Shinto Shrine which has been standing from the 17th century is the last destination.
Have lunch and make it to Ueno by train on your own. The distance is 2.8 kilometers. The Ueno Station is the third stop from the Asakusa Station in the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. The travel time is just five minutes.
13:15 Meet our guides holding our flag in front of the Park Exit of the JR Ueno Station. Our guides also come from Asakusa.
13:30 Tour start at Ueno Park
We’ll visit the Western Art Museum with masterpieces from Europe. There are two national
museums: The Museum of Nature and Science, the most visited museum and the Tokyo
National Museum, Japan’s oldest and largest museum. The statue of Dr. Bauduin, the
founding father of Ueno Park is coming up next.
We’ll stroll around the gorgeous Toshogu Shrine. The traditional five-story pagod has been standing for 380 years.
Then, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, the oldest existing building at the park. We can see the Moon Pine from the balcony of the temple. Finally, the statue of Takamori Saigo who is said to be the last samurai of Japan.
There’s still time for you to explore the Ueno areas. The famous Ameyoko Shopping Street is very close to our last destination, and you may extend your journey to Yanaka, an old town near the Tokyo National Museum.
The combined tour is not obligatory, but it’s just our suggestion. You can choose either of the tours as you wish. Please read the terms and conditions and book your tour from the calendar on our website. We look forward to receiving your reservation and hopefully seeing you on September 25.
Asakusa Tour To Resume Soon, Sep.13th 2022.09.13