Traditional festival goods and Edo Period costumes in Asakusa!
Every year in May, one of Tokyo's three biggest festivals, Sanja Matsuri, is held at Asakusa's famous Sensoji Temple. The festival has been celebrated for 300 years, and it is a truly energizing and exciting experience watching the local men parading about the streets, carrying portable shrines. This festival only happens once a year, but it is not the end of the world if you miss it. On this tour your otomo tour guide will take you to an omatsuri museum where you will learn all about Japanese festivals. You will also visit local shops that sell festival goods and other traditional goods. Try some wagashi confectioneries with a cup of tea in a long established tea shop when you feel tired!
・Shop/window shop for traditional festival goods and costumes.
・Visit shops that sell traditional equipment used in festivals such as drums and mikoshi (portable shrines).
・The shops in this area all have long histories of over 100 years, so it is a great place to come to get an idea of Japan's recent history!
・Asakusa Omatsuri Museum
・Sukeroku, Edo Shumi Kogangu
・Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・On Thursdays "Tenugui Fujiya" is closed. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center （Infront of the building right across from the Kaminari-mon gate, Asakusa Station）