This Rickshaw tour will take place in Asakusa, one of the oldest towns in Tokyo, that has flourished since the founding of the Sensoji-temple in 628 AD. The temple is located at the center of the town and is surrounded by many traditional downtown streets and areas. Our rickshaws mainly travel around the surrounding downtown areas and give an introduction to the history of the town, buildings, shops, and restaurants as well as other fun facts. Our driver will take many photos along the way so be sure to bring your camera!
The meeting point is in front of the main gate of the temple – Kaminarimon, with a big red lantern. After that we move to the rickshaw boarding lane to start your journey. Ebisuya Rickshaw goes, mainly, the back streets of the town which is not well known, off the beaten-track, but really attractive old down town areas which still remain the old life-style atmosphere of Asakusa local people.
30 minutes course
This is the high light course of the down town area of Asakusa. The tour goes seeing around the temple such as “Rokku” old entertainment area with some Izakaya-Bar street, and shopping area for some traditional crafts or many Kimono shopps etc. We can come back to the departure point or drop-off at the temple is also available.
This is very popular course seeing around most of the recommendable places from busy places such as “Rokku” and Hanayashiki amusement park, to the quiet places like Geisha area or Matsuchiyama, the oldest temple in this area.
In this course you can see those places written above, plus you can practice a pray in the famous shrine for happy encounters with the Gods of happy fortune cats. On the way back you can enjoy a great view of Tokyo Sky Tree at the riverside of Sumidagawa.
If you would like to complete all attractions of this town, no doubt choosing this course will leave you fully satisfied with Asakusa town tour.