【With National Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide】Dressing Rental Kimono in Asakusa & Watching Thrilling Yabusame, the Mounted Archery Performance from the Edo Period
Operates from 2 participants! 24-hour translation service!
Dress in Kimono and watch the Asakusa's historical event of 【Yabusame】 which inherited the tradition of the Edo period!
◆Special seats are reserved! Enjoy the thrilling performance in front of your eyes.
◆Rental Kimono set includes hair arrangement, zori (Japanese sandals), bag, and other small items. Just bring yourself!
◆National Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide meets you after you dressed up in Kimono and takes you to the event place for Yabusame.
◆Original gift is offered! Wooden lucky charm with the motif of Yabusame's target.
"Kusajishi" (archery at the grass deer target) can be seen at Sanyabashi Square of Sumida Park from 11:30 before the "Yabusame" event.
※Please make sure to arrive in front of Kaminarimon Koban plice box at 12:30 even if you watch "Kusajishi".
【What is "Yabusame"?】
A traditional mounted archery performance from the Edo period. Mounted archers shoot arrows at three targets while riding a horse.
This performance was held on New Year's Day during the Edo period in Asakusa.
You will be very excited to watch archers in the Yabusame ritual wear who ride a horse at full speed.
【What is "Kusajishi"?】
Old archery training system is reproduced. Archers shoot arrows at deer-shaped targets made of grass.
The necessary documents for this tour will be e-mailed you by attachment at least 1 week prior to the departure date. Please print the documents out and bring them with you, or show your mobile phone that displays the documents on the screen on the tour day. Please handle necessary procedures by yourself during the tour.
Special seat ticket for Yabusame, rental Kimono (dressing, hair arrangement, rental small items), National Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide, original gift (1 gift per person).
Your Starting Point【9:30~11:00】 Kimono Rentals "Yae" in Asakusa≪reception・selecting Kimono・dressing・hair arrangement・selecting small items (approx. 30 minutes required)≫ ◆Just bring yourself and enjoy wearing Kimono. Rental fees for small items are also included in the tour price. ◆Asakusa ≪Please enjoy sightseeing around Asakusa by yourself. (Please finish lunch by yourself.)≫ 【12:30】Be on time in front of Kaminarimon Koban police box ◆Find a National Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide◆(approx. 15 min)Special Event Place near Kototoibashi Bridge at Sumida Park ≪Yabusame watching≫ ◆Mounted archers shoot arrows at three targets while riding a horse. Enjoy the thrilling performance in front of your eyes. (Event ends around 14:30)◆After watching Yabusame, tour ends at the site or National Licensed Tour Guide takes you to Asakusa for sightseeing.◆【16:30~17:30】 Please return Kimono to Kimono Rentals "Yae" in Asakusa. ※"Kusajishi" can be seen from 11:30 at Sanyabori Square of Sumida Park. (Free entrance)Please make sure to arrive in front of Kaminarimon Koban police box at 12:30.※
(For the actual tour language of your preferred departure day, please look at the booking form. If you make a booking within 7 days to the departure, we may not be able to arrange your preferred language support. In such case, you will be guided by Japanese speaking tour director with an itinerary in your preferred language.)
The Scope of Language Support
This particular course is operated as a free plan tour, therefore there will not be any language support from a tour conductor. We will however, provide the final confirmation and itinerary in the preferred language of your choice.
Minimum number of participants for operation
2 persons *When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
Minimum number of participants for booking
Breakfast : 0 / Lunch : 0 / Dinner : 0
Expenses for transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. * None of the expenses will be refunded even though the items concerned are not used by a participant for personal reasons.
Items not included
Expenses for transportation, meal(s), admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary, personal expenses during the tour (telephone, laundry or beverages etc.) and optional tour fees.
Items included in "Infant price"
Same as child (special seat ticket for Yabusame is included.)
Necessary documents such as the final itinerary sheet and coupons/tickets are sent to you, so that you can handle the procedures by yourself during the tour.
●National Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide assists you during the tour from Kaminarimon Koban police box (meeting spot) to Asakusa for sightseeing.
【Rental Kimono】You cannot choose the time to start dressing in Kimono. We will inform you of the starting time after your reservation is completed. Please also note we will decide the time to return Kimono between 16：30 and 17：30. Please be punctual for the time when you start using / return Kimono.
【Important notes of the event place】
●Please do not use a selfistick at the event place because it is very dangerous and will disturb other spectators.
●Seating while watching Yabusame is reserved blocked seat. Please watch Yabusame on the blocked seat assigned on the day.
●Heavy congestion is anticipated on the day. Please note that entry to the event place may be regulated / limited depending on the time, etc.
※"Kusajishi" can be seen for free. (No blocked seats.)
【Notes on the tour day】
Please be sure to come on time in front of Kaminarimon Koban police box at 12:30 even if you watch "Kusajishi". If you do not arrive at the meeting spot on time, it will become a trouble to other participants. National Licensed English-speaking Tour Guide has a tour sign and waits for you in front of the police box at the meeting time. Please find the guide with the sign.
This tour will be cancelled due to the stormy weather.
We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond our control.
If we have to cancel the tour for typhoon, heavy snow, or other circumstances beyond our control, we decide the matter by 3pm Japan time one day before the departure and inform you about it by e-mail.
The place that the tour disbands may be different from the one that it meets. For the actual place, ask the tour conductor on the spot.