Ever tried gold fish scooping, tile breaking or woodblock printing?
Experience Japan through typical Japanese activities! Whenever you go to a summer festival in Japan, there is always a goldfish scooping stall. Try to scoop up as many goldfish as you can before your net rips! Moving onto the next experience, martial arts, learn how to break roof tiles, safely! You may get a little addicted..! The third and final activity is woodblock printing. Print a traditional ukiyoe just like the professional craftsmen do. You may find you are better at it than you had expected. At the end of the tour, your tour guide will take you to an area called Nihonbashi where you can visit a number of long established shops, operating since the Edo Period (1603-1868).
・Try a popular festival activity; goldfish scooping, a martial arts and ukiyoe woodblock printing in Asakusa!
・Explore a recreated Edo (1603-1868) town scene in Nihonbashi, filled with long established shops. If you stay till the evening, make sure to catch the fairy lights too!
・Sensoji Temple: Visit the oldest and one of the most famous temples in Tokyo. The long street leading up from the gate to the temple is packed with little shops and a it is a real experience to walk through. When you get to the temple, we recommend you draw a fortune!
・Asakusa Kingyo: Goldfish scooping is a classic summer festival activity, but at this shop you can enjoy this activity all year round. Try to scoop as many beautiful little goldfish as possible into your bowl, before your net breaks! The shop is also filled with goldfish related souvenirs.
・Kawara Smash Kawarana: Take advantage of this unusual experience of becoming a martial artist for a day and breaking roof tiles! You will not get hurt, as long as you follow the instructions.
・Mokuhankan: Experience traditional woodblock printing, using professionally carved woodblocks and traditional equipment. There are four different designs that you can use to print with and seven colours of ink.
・COREDO Muromachi: The skyscraper shopping park opened in 2010, with the aim of becoming the epicenter of Japanese culture. In the lower part of the building are shops of long established businesses of the Nihonbashi area, and it is a great place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Behind the building is a street decorated with Japanese lanterns and fairy lights.
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・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.
・If you decide to do all recommended activities, the cost will be 4,500 yen.
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 mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
Outside Exit 1 of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G19), Asakusa Station