October 2019: Asakusa Deathfest

October 2019: Asakusa Deathfest

3,500.00 4,000.00

Minimum number of participants for this to happen: 4

What this means: You can purchase 1 package, but unless we hit the 4 person threshold by a month prior to the dates, your purchase will be refunded.

Come thrash your way through Tokyo with us at Japan’s kvltest extreme music festival, Asakusa Deathfest! Now in its 3rd year, ADF and their brutal cadre of bands hailing from across Asia, Europe and the Americas reign in blood for 5 days in the cavernous dungeon that is Gold Sounds in the eponymous Asakusa district of Eastern Tokyo.

Home to the Kaminarimon Thunder Gate, the Sumida River, and countless rickshaw runners, Asakusa also lies in the shadow of a modern Tower of Babel, Tokyo’s Sky Tree. Ancient temples, riffs for miles, vegan curry, and a wildly international mix of metalheads, grindfreaks, and punx, if you’re looking for the next level in extreme music experiences, well, look no further: this is it.

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While this package is largely centered around the 5 days of Asakusa Deathfest, that’s not even close to all you could do! When you book your trip with us, you’ll be getting:

What is included:

  • A devoted guide fluent in Japanese and with over a decade of experience in Japan’s underground scene!

  • Airfare from Seattle and hotel costs are included! We take care of all the logistics so you can relax and enjoy the show!

    • 1 person per hotel room unless otherwise notified

    • Note: Japanese hotels are priced by the person, not by room. So even if you squeeze 15 people into 1 room, you’ll still be paying for 15 people at the going rate.

  • Pre-paid tickets for all 5 Asakusa Deathfest events!

  • A chartered limo from Narita airport to your hotel in Downtown Tokyo! Trains are generally great, but when you’re just off a 14 hour flight with a bunch of luggage smashed together with strangers on a crowded train, not so much.

  • Prepaid transit cards that, in theory, you could use to travel the entire country!

  • A welcome party at Yokohama’s heralded Thrash Zone brewpub!

  • An orientation package upon purchase that will get you prepped for Japan!

  • A view from 2,080 feet in the air of just how gargantuan Tokyo is atop Sky Tree

But, if you’re looking to step up your metal adventure in Japan game, you might also consider:

What you can add (additional charges may apply):

  • Breakfast & dinner provided for - don’t worry about reading the menu, just eat!

    • And if you like ramen, you’ll be in for a few treats ;)

  • A detailed tour of Tokyo’s invisible history!

  • Record shopping around Tokyo!

  • Tickets to a Japanese baseball game!

  • A full-day tour of Yokohama’s craft beer scene!

  • A trip to possibly the best amusement park in the world, Fuji-Q Highland at the base of Mt. Fuji!

  • A dinner cruise in Tokyo Bay, also known as Yakatabune!

  • A stay at a traditional Japanese luxury inn, or Ryokan!

  • An adventure in the historic rural town of Kawagoe!

As we retain no liability for any accidents on any of our trips, we highly suggest that you look into travel insurance to ensure that even if things hit the fan, you’ll be covered.

Videos courtesy of Stench Reel in Oakland, CA.

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