Asakusa is home to Tokyo’s oldest temple – Sensō-ji. The temple’s rich history and striking ancient architecture have made it one of Tokyo’s top attractions for foreigners and native people. Leading up to the temple, numerous souvenir and street food stalls serving the bustling crowds form a festive and energetic atmosphere. If you are lucky enough to arrive in April, you will get to see the elegant pink cherry blossom by the Sumida River close to the temple. Look further on, and you will also see Japan’s tallest structure – the Tokyo Skytree.
We will also venture into the neighboring area Kappabashi to see Tokyo’s biggest kitchenware market, where more than 170 shops dedicated to selling goods for the food and kitchen industry can be found. Here, you again might see tasty looking food on display, but this time, try and avoid putting it in your mouth as chances are it will be replica food made of plastic for restaurant displays!
Optional experience with additional fee
☆Try making plastic food models!
If you would like to experience, “make your own plastic food models”, please let us know beforehand so that we can make a reservation for you. The fee is charged by the shop, so please ensure that you have 2500 JPY per person in cash on the day of the tour.
Additionally, the entire class will be conducted fully in Japanese. The workshop will not allow you to join without a Japanese companion. Therefore to help you get the most out of the workshop, the guide that we supply on the day can be your personal expert translator at an additional cost of 3000 JPY. Please make this payment directly to the guide in cash on the day.
The itinerary will change if you decide to participate in the wax food model workshop. Once we have received your booking, we will inform you about the newly revised itinerary.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- A full refund will be provided within 7 days (Japan Standard Time) prior to your booking.
- A 50% refund will be provided within 6-3 days (Japan Standard Time) prior to your booking.
- No refund will be provided if you fail to turn up on the day of the experience or if you cancel within 2 days (Japan Standard Time).