Need a quickie intro to the city? Toss aside your guidebook and instead get the Tokyo scoop straight from those who know it best: the locals who live here!
We will visit the Asakusa area, which showcases the spirit and culture of Japan in many ways. You’ll learn about the neighbourhood, the sites, and the rituals as you make your way from Kaminarimon (the outer gate), through the smells and sights of the Nakamise shopping street, to the main hall of the Sensoji Temple and the adjacent Asakusa Shrine.
We will end up at a local café where we can have a chat about your plans for Tokyo and also exchange ideas with like-minded fellow travellers.
Think of it as a tour, meet-up, and info desk all rolled into one — get the tips you need to know from those who are in-the-know, then kick back and relax with some new friends in a new city. There’s no better way to tap into local life in Tokyo!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking expert to answer all your questions.
Exclusions: Transportation to and from the meet-up point, food and drinks.
Dress standard: As this tour will visit a couple of holy sites, we recommend clothing that is not too revealing. Please have your shoulders covered and wear shorts/skirts that reach at least the knees.
Your Trip: As this is a meet-and-greet with other travellers and not a standard tour, the size of the group may be more than our typical Urban Adventures limit of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: “Locals on Tap” tours are meet-up experiences and therefore require a minimum of four (4) people to be booked on any given tour. Should there be fewer than four (4) travellers booked on your chosen date, you will be notified by email two (2) days prior to the date of your booked tour and provided alternative tour options. Otherwise if you don't hear from us and have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the meeting point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.