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Asakusa Walking Tour is a 2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Point to Point

Kid friendly

Nature trips

Walking

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City walk

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Getting There

Asakusa was the entertainment district of Tokyo for much of the 20th century. Known as Rokku or "The Sixth District," it is best known for theater houses. More colorfully, between the 1600s and the 1800s, it was known as "Yoshiwara," the pleasure district. Nowadays, tourists might come to Asakusa for the matsuri, or festivals, to visit the Sensoji Temple, perhaps to pick up some plastic food goodies in the Kappabashi shopping area or enjoy a hot bowl of "ebitendon," shrimp tempura over rice. On the third weekend in May, Asakusa is host to one of the largest matsuri in Tokyo--with crowds up to 2 million. The main event is called Daigyoretsu, a parade through the streets with performers and musicians. Part of the procession includes portable shrines being carried to the temple in order to "purify" them. If you're in Asakusa on the last Saturday of August, and you hear samba music, it can only mean you're lucky enough to be in Asakusa during the Asakusa Samba Carnival. A little-known fact about Japan (for the average Westerner, at least) is that Japan is host to a large number of Brazilian-Japanese residents. This is due to the reverse immigration of the large number of Japanese workers who migrated to Brazil in the early 20th century. When Japan was at its economic height in the '80s, these next-generation Brazilian-Japanese came back to Japan to work. Thus, Japan is host to unexpected festivals such as this gem.

This walk starts from Tawaramachi station, which is on the Ginza line.

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Shan Rohila
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If you have a layover in Narita this is a quick walking tour that gives a good amount of exposure to daily Narita life. We passed by temples, a little forest, home, a bit of shopping and food.

Coco ❤️
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It was super crowded but worth the walk. Must visit place in Tokyo.

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Awesome tour! Loved all the pottery shops and the fake food things. Too bad that I can only bring limited amount of these back. Otherwise, I'd spent a whole day there! The Asakusa temple was really great, too! I went to the temple at night and there were a lot of local people! Kind of like a night market in front of the temple. Lots of snacks and sweets stores. They are really delicious! I'd encourage you to try many different ones. All the different kinds of snacks there were pretty amazing. The temple at night was really beautiful. The tower next to it was stunning! Got a lot of amazing photos there. Highly recommended!

Christine Alveblad
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Seiko Ono
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Kathryn Faryn
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janka b.
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Valerie Lim
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Yoshi Cho
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Rohit Kelapure
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James Y
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