Explore Temples and Gates in Asakusa
The tour starts at the gate of Senso-ji and walking through an approach with oldest shopping arcade to discover Japanese traditional things, then gothrough Hozo-mon gate.After purifying yourself, we will step in the main hall then end at the different gate.Let's have a look TOKYO Skytree which is the world's highest tower, too.
Upto 10 people
English, Russian, Spanish
- Real-time experience streamed live from Asakusa in Tokyo
- Learn about Japanese culture and religious beliefs at the Senso-Ji temple
- Walk through the oldest shopping arcade for some unique Japanese experiences
The charm of Asakusa lies in the convergence of old traditions with cutting-edge technology. This online experience will take you to one of the most famous temples of Asakusa: Senso-Ji. We will begin our tour from one of the oldest structures in the temple complex which was built in 1618. Here you will see the idols of the 'Guardians of the Gate' - the legend behind them is that they are here to protect the temple from ill will. We will pass underneath the Todi Gate, and head towards the Shinto Shrine, where you will learn how to awaken the deities so that they listen to ones' prayers. We will also show you the water fountain and smoke pit where devotees go to clean themselves before entering the Shinto Shrine. As we approach the main hall of the shrine, observe people offering coins and then entering the shrine to pray.
Next on our list is the 'Five Storey Pagoda'; you will get to know what each storey signifies according to Buddhist beliefs. The pagoda has been built to sustain earthquakes, as these are a common phenomenon in Japan. At the Hozo-Mon Gate, we will introduce you to its guardians as well and tell you why one idol has its mouth open while the other has its mouth closed.
We will stroll through the bustling Nakamise Shopping Street where we will show you local novelties such as Japanese sweets and souvenirs such as Maneki-Neko, Daroma toys folding fans and yukatas, all of which you can try when you actually visit!
The third most important gate is the Kaminaimon Gate. We will see the guardians of this gate and learn why it is called the "Gate of Thunder and Wind". This is also a popular spot for photography enthusiasts. We will end our experience at the banks of the Sumida River with views of Tokyo Sky-tree, the tallest structure in the city.
About this experience
- Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
- The instructions to join the meeting will be delivered via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
- This tour involves traveling to various places, and at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
- You can book this tour for 11115 JPY for a Group of 3 Screens or as a private tour for 18520 JPY and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
- Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Zip Trip Japan
We are specialists for travel in Japan! We have thirty years of experience in dealing with travellers and welcome you from the bottom of our heart. We can speak English and Russian (and a little bit of German or Spanish), but we can also arrange multi-lingual guides for your online experiences as well as real visits to Japan.
Zilola will be your host for the Online Experience to Asakusa temple. She has a master degree under Japanese university and loves everything about Japan, especially the food, culture, and historical sites. Zilola has been working as a tour-guide for 3 years and is fluent in Japanese, English and Russian.
We enjoyed the virtual tour to Asakusa. Our guide, Zilola, made us feel that we really were walking through the gates and along the shops, up to the temples. Zi explained in detail about the interesting features of the gates, the pagoda, and the Buddha as well as Shinto temples, and what these features represent/mean from the point of view of the Japanese culture and religion. It was also fun to stop by at the shops and look at the things that were sold there, like traditional food, and the cute little figurines of the waving cat and daruma. I think this virtual tour was really worth it, as an alternative to a real visit, considering the restriction to travel at the moment due to COVID-19.
From USD 83 / Group
- Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.