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Kappabashi (Kitchen Town) Tours

Kappabashi (Kitchen Town)
Take a stroll down Kappabashi Street in downtown Tokyo and you’ll quickly understand why the area has been nicknamed Kitchen Town. In a city with more Michelin stars than Paris and London combined, chefs come to this place to shop for everything from sashimi knives and kitchen equipment to fake sample food. Stretching over half a mile, it’s Japan’s largest shopping street devoted solely to the culinary arts.

While the typical visitor likely isn’t in the market for kitchenware, the street is still worth a visit for its cultural significance, as well as for the opportunity to pick up some rather unique souvenirs, like plastic sushi or rice crackers shaped like super heroes.

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Kappabashi is a large area, so remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. Tawaramachi Station on the Ginza Line is just a short walk away.
Address: Kappabashi Street, Tokyo, Japan
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Japanese Sample Food Making ExperienceHalf-day Tours

Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

The Japanese Sample (Sampuru) Food Making Experience and Asakusa History Tour includes a class that explores the Japanese craft of making fake food for restaurant displays in Japan and walking tour of Kappabashi and Asakusa Sensoji Temple to learn about the history of the area. In the 3-hour tour, learn about the history and traditional craft of Sampuru food with an English-speaking guide and translator before going to Kappabashi and Sensoji Temple. Before the workshop, see different types of Sampuru models and learn how this craft was started and what the significance of sampuru food displays are in Japan. After the explanations, join a workshop with a small group where you can get a hands-on experience in making tempura sampuru foods, which you can take home as a souvenir. This is a great experience for anyone, including young children (age 7 and up).
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Geisha Experience at Chaya in TokyoLuxury Tours

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

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Get acquainted with a real-life geisha during a cultural experience in Tokyo. An intimate encounter designed for travelers interested in Japanese culture, this tour includes a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games, and refreshments such as tea and sweets. Learn about the history of the geisha and upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Traditional Toyko Private Tour: Sensoji Temple & Asakusa DistrictPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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Traditional Toyko Private Tour: Sensoji Temple & Asakusa District

The traditional streets of Asakusa are a world away from modern Tokyo. Join a local and discover the oldest temple in the city, walk through historic gates, and get to know the local traditions firsthand. Follow your local host through the first of two historic gates which lead to the Sensoji Temple. Take in their colorful appearance and enjoy the traditional Japanese lanterns and statues. Want to know more about the history? Your local host is on hand to share all their historical insights with you. Once through the gate, you’ll find yourself in a busy shopping street filled with souvenirs, sweets and street food. Head to a store selling Age Manju, these cakes can be steamed or fried and come with a sweet filling in the center. Stroll through the second gate until you reach the magnificent Sensoji Temple. Observe the traditional customs which include letting the smoke from incense waft over you to cure your ills and bowing and clapping before prayer.
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Asakusa Cultural & Street-Food Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Asakusa Cultural & Street-Food Walking Tour

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Discover the history and traditions of Asakusa on a half-day tour of this older part of Tokyo. Get an in-depth experience as you ride through the district by rickshaw, then stroll along the main shopping street where you sample traditional Japanese snacks. Stop into the famous Sensoji temple, then head to Kappabashi Kitchen street. Finish the tour at a traditional restaurant where you learn to make okonomiyaki (savory pancake).
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Cultural Private Geisha Transformation with Certified Tokyo GeishaCultural Tours

Cultural Private Geisha Transformation with Certified Tokyo Geisha

For outsiders, it can be difficult to get an insight into Japanese cultural life. This experience offers you a deeper perspective than most. In the company of a geisha, learn how geisha prepare their makeup and dress in kimono. Unlike other makeover experiences, you'll actually be learning from geisha themselves.
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  • 2 hours
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Adventurous Japanese Food TourCultural Tours

Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

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Most culinary tours in Japan only cover classics like ramen and udon, but you discover out-of-the-box treats during this adventure lovers’ food crawl. Meet an expert foodie for a daring expedition through the savory streets of Ginza, packed with local eateries. Get a taste of only-in-Japan delicacies like blowfish (fugu) and horse meat, while also making time for standbys like sushi and yakitori.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course DinnerTheater, Shows & Musicals

Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

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Slip on a kimono and savor a multi-course kaiseki dinner while you’re entertained by a geisha performance. A host greets you at an authentic Japanese restaurant in Tokyo during this 3-hour evening experience. Settle in with a small group as you’re served traditional dishes and converse with the geisha who are trained in dance, music and the art of communication.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo WrestlerCultural Tours

Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo Wrestler

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Feel like you’re big in Japan during this 2.5-hour tour of Ryogoku (sumo town) and the historic Asakusa district led by a sumo wrestler. Follow your hulking host as you check out the Ryogoku kokugikan sumo stadium, see where the wrestlers practice and visit a sumo goods shop. Then head to Asakusa, where you’ll check out the iconic Senso-ji temple, sample some snacks and shopping on Nakamise Street and much more. A translator and sumo guide are both included.
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Hop-on Hop-off Tokyo ticket

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You can enjoy city sightseeing from a different perspective with a two-story open bus. Enhanced audio guidance in seven languages. With two courses, you can freely get on and off from a total of 14 bus stops, so you can start a tour from the nearest bus stop from the place where you are located, you can customize your itinerary yourself and go around Tokyo.
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Akihabara Anime & Nature E-Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Akihabara Anime & Nature E-Bike Tour

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This Akihabara e-bike tour helps you cover more ground than a walking tour, and introduces you to the exciting world of Anime. Visit a district in Tokyo that’s known for its anime games, manga comics, maid cafes, and electronics shops. A guide teaches you about Japanese Otaku culture as you explore, and you’ll also visit beautiful nature sightseeing spots too, such as parks and shrines.
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Guided cycle tour (short) on the backstreets of the central TokyoBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Guided cycle tour (short) on the backstreets of the central Tokyo

You’ve probably heard of Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku, but are you familiar with the backstreets of Tokyo? During this Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll explore central Tokyo, coasting down hidden alleyways, and get insights into the local life in Tokyo. On this Tokyo bike tour, you’ll find yourself among the labyrinthine pathways of Tokyo with a local guide, and try traditional Japanese foods which cannot be found in the typical restaurants. These tiny mom-and-pop restaurants and street stalls serve up local ingredients with big flavors, to fuel your journey! The Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour includes several stops, and it will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods. During the Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you’ll see a new side of Tokyo, riding around unique old-time shopping arcades and visiting. On our tours, we are passionate about showing you the lesser-known parts of central Tokyo.
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Electric-Powered Biking Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, and Imperial PalaceBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Electric-Powered Biking Tour: Asakusa, Akihabara, and Imperial Palace

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Take a pedal-powered trip through Tokyo aboard an electric-powered cycle on this 2 or 3-hour sightseeing tour by bike. Sample a mix of the Japanese capital’s historic and modern landmarks, visiting hotspots like the neighborhoods of Asakusa, and Akihabara, the Imperial Palace, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided cycle tour (half day) on the backstreets of the central TokyoBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Guided cycle tour (half day) on the backstreets of the central Tokyo

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You ’ve probably heard of Shibuya Crossing and Harajuku, but are you familiar with the backstreets of Tokyo? During this Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you'll explore central Tokyo, coasting down hidden alleyways, and get insights into the local life in Tokyo. On this Tokyo bike tour, you'll find yourself among the labyrinthine pathways of Tokyo with a local guide, and try traditional Japanese foods which cannot be found in the typical restaurants.These tiny mom-and-pop restaurants and street stalls serve up local ingredients with big flavors, to fuel your journey! The Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour includes several stops, and it will introduce off-the-beaten-path shopping streets and street foods. During the Backstreets of Tokyo Bike Tour, you'll see a new side of Tokyo, riding around unique old-time shopping arcades and visiting.On our tours, we are passionate about showing you the lesser-known parts of central Tokyo.
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Walking Discovery Tour of Shitamachi - Old TokyoDay Trips

Walking Discovery Tour of Shitamachi - Old Tokyo

For people who enjoy iconic historical sites with fascinating, lively old-style Japanese street and stall shopping
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Japanese Whisky Tasting Experience at Local Bar in TokyoCultural Tours

Japanese Whisky Tasting Experience at Local Bar in Tokyo

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Learn the ins and outs of one of Japan’s most delectable spirits—Japanese whisky—during this small-group tasting experience. Join a private guide to drink like a true Tokyo resident at a locally-run bar, where you’ll get an insider’s run-down of Japan’s most esteemed labels. Enjoy samples that are usually costly and difficult to find, including award-winning bottles of aged whisky, in this under-the-radar watering hole.
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  • 2 hours
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Adventurous Private Japanese Food TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Adventurous Private Japanese Food Tour

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Taste some of Japan’s most notorious delicacies on a private food tour of Tokyo’s Ginza district. Find the food experiences you want and order with the help of your English speaking guide. Open your eyes to local foods you didn’t know existed, or wouldn’t have tried on your own. If you want to try blowfish, horse sashimi, or whale, this is your tour; either way, your guide can adjust the menu and restaurant visits to meet your needs.
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Tokyo bike tour: Ueno, Nezu, Yanaka and Asakusa (20km, 6 hours, English-guided) Day Trips

Tokyo bike tour: Ueno, Nezu, Yanaka and Asakusa (20km, 6 hours, English-guided)

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Avoid the stress of getting lost at Japanese subway stations by exploring the city on bike instead. This action-packed tour travels on quiet backstreets and cycle lanes, so you won’t have to worry about busy traffic. Tick off many top Tokyo sights in a day and pedal past Ueno Park, Nezu Shrine, Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Kappabashi kitchenware district, Asakusa, and Tokyo Skytree.
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Tokyo: 70 min. Open Top Sightseeing Bus Ride - Downtown Asakusa CourseBus Tours

Tokyo: 70 min. Open Top Sightseeing Bus Ride - Downtown Asakusa Course

First time in Tokyo? Don't have a full day to see everything? Don't know where to start in this huge city? Why not enjoy a 70-minute ride around Tokyo on this open roof bus that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the metropolis with GPS navigated audio guide? A tour that allows you to feel, smell, hear and experience the city with all your five senses, leaving an unforgettable impression of Tokyo. We offer different routes depending on the areas of Tokyo that you are most interested in. This product is the Downtown Asakusa Course that will bring you around various areas of central Tokyo such as the traditional Asakusa with its famous Kaminari-mon gate, Tokyo’s tallest structure Skytree and the crazy Akihabara district, well-known by manga and game lovers.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Private Tour : Welcome to AsakusaPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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Private Tour : Welcome to Asakusa

Treat yourself to a unique moment and come enjoy a private tour of one of the most emblematic neighborhood of the Japanese capital: Asakusa. From the modern architecture of the observatory, to the traditional curves of the Senso-Ji Temple, Asakusa has plenty of outstanding sites to discover. You will be immersed, with our local guide, in this unique atmosphere to discover his whole authenticity: Artisan shops, access to the oldest temple in Tokyo and panoramic view of the city. You will walk along the famous Nakamise Street and also Kappabashi Dori. So do not wait any longer and discover the different aspects Tokyo has to offer.
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Tokyo hidden spots at night with e-bikesBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Tokyo hidden spots at night with e-bikes

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Evening is a great time to tour Tokyo by bike because the streets are less crowded, and the air is cooler. Check out the Tokyo Skytree, Sensoji Temple, the Nihonbashi neighborhood, and more. This e-bike tour is an easy way to cover a lot of ground, as these bikes are so easy to pedal. You don't need to be super athletic to enjoy riding e-bikes.
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  • 3 hours
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Tokyo Off the Beaten Path Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideDay Trips

Tokyo Off the Beaten Path Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore off the beaten path in Tokyo! We would like to introduce some of the best nostalgic neighborhood locations. If you want to experience the local life and enjoy the nostalgic warm feelings, these backstreets of Yanaka, Shibamata, Fukagawa and Asakusa are totally recommended to visit while your stay in Tokyo. You can walk with English speaking guide and enjoy some foods and drinks on the way! Let us know what you would like to experience, and your guide will arrange a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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Tokyo Food & Culture Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideHalf-day Tours

Tokyo Food & Culture Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Enjoy an efficient, half-day tour inside Tokyo’s two famous fish markets, Toyosu and Tsukiji, as well as other local areas, on this food and cultural shopping themed trip accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will meet you at your hotel to start the day, then take you to visit famous sites such as Toyosu and the outer Tsukiji fish market; Asakusa shopping street, filled with authentic Tokyo street food; and Ueno's Ameyoko and Kappabashi, Japan's kitchenware wonderland. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Tokyo Food & Culture Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideDay Trips

Tokyo Food & Culture Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Enjoy an efficient, one-day tour inside Tokyo’s two famous fish markets, Toyosu and Tsukiji, as well as other local areas, on this food and cultural shopping themed trip accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will meet you at your hotel to start the day, then take you to visit famous sites such as Toyosu and the outer Tsukiji fish market; Asakusa shopping street, filled with authentic Tokyo street food; and Ueno's Ameyoko and Kappabashi, Japan's kitchenware wonderland. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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