Vacationers DRESSED in kimonos and riding rickshaws are a typical sight in Tokyo’s Asakusa locale. The somewhat raised view from a rickshaw lifts the spirits and can be an approach to rediscover Asakusa’s charms.
English, Chinese, Spanish – an ensemble of dialects can be heard around Kaminarimon Gate at Sensoji Temple.
“Going for a walk in a leased kimono, rickshaws and Japanese nourishment – packaging these three backbones is a proficient method for getting a charge out of Asakusa the travel industry minus all potential limitations,” says Shinichiro Yamaguchi of inn and eatery firm Fujita Kanko Inc.
Yamaguchi contrived the “Japanese culture involvement” plan that incorporates kimono rentals and fittings, a ride in a rickshaw and a Japanese lunch for 8,000 yen (Bt2,400), including assessments and administration expenses.
Subsequent to changing into kimonos at Hanaka, guests from Hong Kong have their image taken.
Working with nearby organizations, they started requesting clients in September through the site of the Asakusa Tourism Federation and somewhere else.
I’m following two twenty-something ladies from Hong Kong as they take the visit.
In the first place, they visit the kimono rental shop Hanaka to wear the customary clothing. After the ladies pick kimonos and obi scarves from a wide determination, the staff goes through around 30 minutes helping them dress.
When they see each other in kimonos, they grin in joy and state, “So charming!”
Presenting in an edge of the store set up for photography, they take pictures to recall the day.
Venturing outside, they discover a driver utilized by the rickshaw organization Ebisuya pausing. The two-man rickshaw had a retro plan planned to summon when Japan was opening up toward the West amid the Meiji Era (1868-1912). The driver talks great English.
Coming the Sumidagawa River, the rickshaw passes the Azumabashi Bridge with its striking red balustrades, Kaminarimon, and through the rear ways around Sensoji.