Asakusa, Japan: New Efforts for Tourism
Aired: Mar. 25, 2021
Rickshaw tours are one of the most iconic attractions in Tokyo’s Asakusa area, in which visitors enjoy the feeling having traveled back to the old days. However, due to COVID-19, visitor numbers have fallen drastically. This segment features Sato Tsutomu of rickshaw tour company Fukurouya, and his efforts to develop a new style of tours working with local dining establishments, taking new steps to bring back the area’s hustle and bustle.