TOUR REPORT ON MAY 21 & 23, 2018 IN ASAKUSA
Thank you for your participation to “Tokyo Free Walking Tour – Asakusa Route” on May 21 Mon. We welcomed 7 guests from Austria, Germany, USA & Ukraine. As for May 23, it was a private tour based on the request from a guest from Toronto on the May 20 Meiji Jingu Shrine & Harajuku tour.
Monday tour was held under a lovely sunny sky though was rather hot. But there was a light breeze which was very pleasant. Weather changed into cloudy on Wednesday, but still cozy for Asakusa exploring.
As guests’ size we had for both tour was not large, we could offer private tour for each groups.
Our lovely guests enjoyed not only historical & cultural guiding but local sweets.
Toward hot summer, one of the recommendations is “Maccha green tea drink with cube ice”.
Sanja Matsuri, ne of the biggest events for Asakusa was held May 18-20.
Sanja Matsuri or Sanja Festival is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo held annually for 3 days on the third weekend of May in Asakusa Shrine. The festival is held in honor of the three men who founded Senso-ji Temple. Sanja Matsuri is considered as one of the wildest and largest festivals in Tokyo, which welcomes over 2 million visitors in 3 days.
Early summer flowers, such as hydrangea and iris are gradually flowering and are expecting you, guests from overseas!
(Reported by Akemi)