The restrictions of COVID-19 have been finally coming off, and Japan’s life is returning to its usual liveliness. Thank you very much for your choosing TFWT tours among various volunteer guide groups. We welcomed 9 guests together from USA (Ueno), Australia, England and Canada (Asakusa).
We really hope all of you enjoyed our tours and obtained one of nice memories of Japan.
Asakusa is a place which has an old history going back over 1000 years, centered on Sensoji Temple. Although the remnants of its prosperity during the Edo period had been lost once by the war, but the main architectures has already been rebuilt and refurbished.
It is really a place where traditional Japanese culture that has continued since the Edo period were condensed. Construction of Tokyo Sky Tree, the world tallest self standing broad casting tower, in 2012 brought additional attraction to this area.
Ueno Park is well-known as one of Tokyo’s leading cherry blossoms viewing spot, and we have received a lot of guest entries for the cherry blossom season that will soon start.
However, please let me note, even Japanese people living in Tokyo, they don’t know so much about historical sites located at Ueno Park compared to such as Cherry blossom trees or Museums.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the opening of Ueno Park, but the history of Ueno is much older than that.
Huge “Kaneiji Temple” like castle was located, which was built as a guardian temple of Edo about 400 years ago. Many of architectures of the Temple were lost in the Boshin War occurred 150 years ago unfortunately, but there are attractive survived historical buildings having ages of 400 years!! Luxurious “Toshogu Shrine”, which enshrines the founder of the Edo Shogunate, is one of them.
Anyway, Ueno has various faces such as a great place to be able to trace the history and culture from Edo to Tokyo. We are waiting for you to join TFWT’s Ueno tour regardless of the season.
For more information about our tours, please visit our web site at
https://tfwt.jp/top/asakusa/ , https://tfwt.jp/top/ueno/ , https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFWT
or Tokyo Free Walking Tour at https://www.tripadvisor.jp/ .
(Posted by Masao)