Spots in Asakusa Area

  • Asakusa Shrine
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    4.5
    1341 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 2-3-1
    This shrine is located next to the main hall of Senso-ji. Since it primarily enshrines the three deities Hinokuma-hamanari-no-mikoto, Hinokuma-takenari-no-mikoto, and Hajin-matsuchi-no-mikoto, it is referred to as “Sanja Gongen Shrine” and “Sanja Sama.” The hall of worship, the hall of offerings and the inner sanctuary of the current shrine, completed in 1649, have all been designated by the Japanese government as Important Cultural Properties. The Sanja Matsuri held regularly every year on the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May is famous for its dynamic mikoshi (portable shrine) and long procession of people.

    Not sure how true if you happened in Tokyo , do give a visit to this gate. our local friend said over pass this gate will give good luck :)

  • Kappabashi Dougu Street (R)
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    1310 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 1
    This is a wholesaler district full of approximately 170 shops stocking items such as professional-grade cookware, tableware, kitchen equipment, ingredients for restaurants and plastic food samples. Plastic food samples that are one aspect of Japan’s unique culture are popular as souvenirs. In addition to tourists, there are many chefs from overseas that visit to purchase kitchen knives and molds. Closest train stations include Tawaramachi Station and Asakusa Station.

    Almost a kilometre long, this street is lined on both sides by shops both small and large selling catering supplies including tableware, utensils and appliances and sample food. There is a English...

  • Taito City Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
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    958 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-18-9
    This Tourist Information Center located at Tokyo Taito City’s Kaminarimon provides helpful information and services to tourists visiting Taito City. One characteristic is the building exterior that stands out for its appearance like bungalows stacked on top of each other. In addition to an information counter with support available in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese, a place to change foreign currencies, and a sightseeing information corner, there are also a free PC, free WiFi, and a multipurpose space available. At the free observation terrace on the eighth floor, visitors can take in a view of Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree.

    it is located just opposite the main entrance leading to Sensoji temple. a good place to start as you can get some information on the ground floor and get a nice view from the 8th floor. can see the...

  • Asakusa Hanayashiki
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    345 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Taito-ku Asakusa 2-28-1
    Located to the west of Sensoji Temple, it is said that this was Japan's first amusement park. When it opened in 1853 it was a flower garden, there is a distinctive retro atmosphere in the park that can only be made from the long history of Hanayashiki. The Space Shot scream machine is the park's oldest, most thrilling ride, and will blast you 60 meters into the air. From the top you can see out over Asakusa. It's a popular spot with families and couples.

    I made a point of going here because it is one of the oldest amusement parks in Japan. Im a bit of a history buff and like to see stuff that is still going after all these years. There would be no...

  • Imado Shrine
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    3.5
    192 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Imado 1-5-22
    The Imado Shrine in Taito City is known as the birthplace of the “Maneki-neko” (the Beckoning Lucky Cat). The origins of the establishment of the shrine are considered to be in 1063 after a transfer of a deity from Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, Kyoto at the time of the suppression of Oshu by Minamoto no Yoriyoshi and Yoshiie. There are various theories on the origins of the Beckoning Lucky Cat, but it is said that its roots lie in Imado porcelain which was fired in Imado from the 16th century. On the grounds there are many related objects such as a “monument dedicated to the place of origin of Imado porcelain” and the “Nade (stroked) cat statue”. There is no end to the female worshippers visiting the shrine as it is the shrine of the deities of marriage. It is also visited by worshippers who like history as it is the site of the demise of Okita Soji and the Shinsengumi (a special police force in Kyoto during the late shogunate period).

    招き猫発祥地とされる今戸神社。 浅草駅から徒歩15分程かかりますが、 道中にスカイツリー、金の泡らしいが他のものに見えてならないオブジェ等が視界に入り、意外と直ぐかも。 猫の絵馬、おみくじ、巨大な招き猫♂♀が祀られており、縁結びで有名な神社です。浅草七福神の一つでも。 The god of match making is worshipped her. Also famous for its...

  • ASAKUSA ENGEI HALL
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    128 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 1-43-12
    This is a theater that conducts performance of rakugo (Japanese comedic storytelling) year-round. In addition to rakugo, there are also programs that include manzai (two-person comedy acts), skits and imitations. After opening in 1964, it gained popularity as a hall for comedy and famous artists such as Kinichi Hagimoto, “Beat” Takeshi and Kiyoshi Atsumi often performed there. Although there is a daytime part and a night-time part, there is no restriction on choosing one or the other so visitors can watch for the entire day. There is also a shop that sells bento lunch boxes, drinks and other merchandise. Tickets are only available for purchase on the day of the show.

    Asakusa Engei Hall is a theatre where an actor perform alone on stage telling comic stories in japanese so it helps if you know the language but even if you don’t, you may enjoy the environment and...

  • Yoshiwara-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Senzoku 3-20-2
    A Shinto shrine located in Senzoku, Taito City. Erected in 1872, the shrine merges five Inari (fox god) shrines which once stood in the Yoshiwara red light district. After the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Yoshiwara Benzaiten shrine, which was once located near Yoshiwara, was also merged into this shrine with the building of a new main shrine building. The current main shrine was built in 1968. Dedicated to the gods Uga no Mitama no Mikoto and Ichikishima-hime no Mikoto, the shrine grants worshipper's peace and happiness in the home, business prosperity, financial luck, and improved abilities in the performing arts.

    Shogun Iyeyasu, founder of Tokugawa Government, moved to Tokyo(called as Edo in those days)in 1590 and founded the government in 1603 and many people moved in to build a new capitol. As two thirds of...

  • Nakamise-dori Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa
    Running from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji, this is one of Japan’s oldest shopping streets with a length of more than 250 meters. There are numerous shops along both sides of the street offering famous Tokyo sweets such as kibidango (millet dumplings), kushidango (mochi dumplings on skewers), ningyo-yaki (sponge cakes in various shapes filled with red bean paste) and kaminari-okoshi (sweet rice crackers) as well as souvenirs geared towards foreign tourists, and here visitors can really enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese shitamachi (downtown neighborhood). The electric signboards that are beautifully uniform are a must-see.
  • Sumida Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1 other
    This park running north-south along the Sumida River is about five minutes on foot from Asakusa Station. It features numerous historic sites related to the Emperor Meiji and haiku poets such as Masaoka Shiki. A Japanese garden with a pond that used to be part of the Mito-Tokugawa family's residence has been incorporated into the park. It's a popular cherry blossom viewing spot, and it holds a cherry blossom festival every March. They also hold a Yabusame horseback archery event and the Sumida River Fireworks. It's a popular spot for viewing the Tokyo Sky Tree too. At night you can see it lit up along with Sakurabashi Bridge.
  • Otori-jinja Shrine (Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair)
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Senzoku 3-18-7
    "This shrine on Kokusai-dori Street is approximately seven minutes on foot from Iriya Station. It's famous Tori-no-ichi Fair has been held since the Edo Period (1603-1868). The shrine's widely known by the familiar name ""Otorisama,"" and it hosts the Yoimiya-matsuri Festival and the Tojitsu-sai Festival annually in November. They give out little rake-shaped talismans at the first beating of the drum at midnight during the fair. These are meant to bring good luck and business prosperity. They also give out oval netsuke ornaments made of pure gold to the first three parishioners to arrive. The shrine is part of the Pilgrimage to 8 Shrines in Shitamachi and Asakusa Seven Lucky Gods circuits that people walk to boost their fortunes. The grounds have stone literary monuments dedicated to writers Higuchi Ichiyo and Masaoka Shiki. "
  • Tokyo Cruise Asakusa Pier
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1-1-1
    "Tokyo Cruise Asakusa Pier is located around one minute's walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tobu Isesaki Line), and around three minutes' walk from Toei Asakusa Station. Visitors can use Asakusa Pier to board Tokyo Cruise boat services that take passengers to visit tourist spots located near the river or in Tokyo Bay, including Hama-rikyu Gardens, Hinode Pier, and Odaiba Seaside Park. The distinctive ""Himiko"" water-bus that travels to Toyosu was designed by Manga comic book artist Matsumoto Reiji with the aim of creating a boat that ""children will want to ride on as soon as they see it."" On-board announcements are made in the voices of characters from popular TV cartoon series ""The Galaxy Express 999."" Other Tokyo Cruise boats with distinctive designs include the ""Hotaluna"" and ""Emeraldas."""
  • ASAKUSA IMAHAN Kokusai Street Head Restaurant
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    4.5
    268 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 3-1-12
    This venerable sukiyaki and shabu-shabu (Japanese hot pot) restaurant was founded in 1895. Their exquisite sukiyaki, made exclusively with top-class Japanese Black and Kobe beef and flavored with a secret stock, is beloved as one of the traditional flavors that best represents Asakusa and Japan. In addition to set meals featuring their first-rate sukiyaki-style shabu-shabu, steak, and other items, the restaurant also has a full lunch menu of reasonably-priced items. Seating options include table seating, private rooms, and a reception hall, making the restaurant a great place for entertaining guests, a dinner party, or a banquet.

    Love their sukiyaki set meals here and you can get good value for lunch as well. I usually drop by here for a sit down meal after a visit at Senso-ji because its close by Tip - there is another...

  • Suzukien Asakusa
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    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 3-4-3
    A venerable tea house standing proudly in Asakusa which has operated continuously since 1848. This renowned shop, proclaimed the “tea house of Edo” in waka poetry, carries only the best tea leaves, good for the body and beauty. The tea house’s signature matcha gelato was created in collaboration with famed Shizuoka matcha sweets shop Nanaya. The gelato is categorized into seven grades of matcha strength, enabling patrons to choose their preference. Grade seven is called the “strongest matcha gelato in the world,” and is a favorite with tourists.

    The ingredient must be top-notch, the ice-cream green tea is extremely smooth and have 1 - 7 level of greentea thickness. Well, even the 7th is quite sweet. Other than iced cream, they served you...

  • Kakimori
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    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Misuji 1-6-2
    A stationery shop located in front of Kuramae Station in Taito City, Tokyo where you can create a one-of-a-kind notebook. When creating your notebook, you can choose from among some 60 varieties of cover materials and 30 varieties of pages. You can also try writing on the various page materials to choose your favorite. After you've finished making your order, an experienced artisan will complete your notebook in a few minutes. You can also make your own original ink here. The staff are happy to give advice, making it easy even for first-timers. You can fill one of the store's special-order bottles with a color that's all your own.

    自分だけのオリジナルノートを作れます。表紙から中紙、留め具など選んでカスタマイズが可能です。表紙は革の物もあり、中紙を使い切ったら有料で中紙の交換もできるそうです。日本国内遠方の場合は郵送で対応してくれます。欠点をあげるとオリジナルノートの作製に時間がかかってしまう事です。今日頼むと出来上がりは20日後でした。日本滞在中に受け取れ場合には海外発送できるかどうかは確認していません。ノートの他にも魅力...

  • Asakusa EKIMISE
    Shopping
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1-4-1
    This is a shopping complex in Taito, Tokyo, which opened originally in 1931 and was renewed and reopened in the station building in 2012. The Tobu Asakusa Station is on the second floor. The department store “Matsuya Asakusa” is in the basement and the first and third floors, and offers an array of food, sweets, cosmetics, and fashion items. There are also fashion shops and miscellaneous goods shops on the 4th and 5th floors, the 6th floor is the bookstore and the home electronics floor, the 7th floor is for restaurants. The rooftop square overlooking Tokyo Sky Tree is popular as a place to relax during your shopping spree and in summer there is also a beer garden on the roof.
  • Tempura Daikokuya
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    3.5
    309 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 1-38-10
    This long-established tempura restaurant located near Senso-ji was founded in 1887. Using just sesame oil the tempura with a fragrant smell is eaten with a sauce that has been carefully passed down since the time of it founding. The pure Japanese atmosphere is even loved by non-Japanese as well. Recommended dishes include the tendon rice bowl that uses large juicy shrimp that seem to be flying out of the bowl. The rich sauce that captures the hearts of fans for its unforgettable taste.

    Remember to ask for english menu if you do not read Japanese. As chinese which have fair skin they will thought you are local. Over experience.Perfect. We quote this restaurant as must visit in...

  • Dote no Iseya
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    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nihondutsumi 1-9-2
    A long-standing tendon (tempura rice bowl) restaurant established in 1889 which has continued to serve the same great-tasting meals for 128 years. The restaurant's signature item is its anago garden eel tempura, and Dote no Iseya has a dedicated tank outside the restaurant to ensure customers enjoy only the freshest eel. Taking great care in the oil used to deep fry the tempura, the thick sauce drizzled on top, and the rice served in each bowl, Dote no Iseya serves truly first-rate tendon.

    Dote-no-Iseya is not the easiest place to get to but I assure you the trip there was well worth the trip. Anago and unagi are different in that Anago is sea eel while unagi are the fresh water...

  • Tokyo Cruise Ship
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1-1-1
    This water bus gives riders the chance to see the neighborhoods of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay from the water during their trip and operates three routes traveling from the Tokyo Cruise Ship dock in Asakusa to Hamarikyu, Hinode Pier, and Odaiba Seaside Park. In addition to the Shitamachi area sprawling along the Sumida River, riders can enjoy the shipboard announcements which introduce the various distinctive bridges along the way. On the Himiko, a ship designed by manga artists Leiji Matsumoto, announcements are provided by characters from his famed work, Galaxy Express 999. Asakusa Station is the closest station to the Asakusa boarding dock.
  • Kameju
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    4.0
    219 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-18-11
    A traditional Japanese confection shop located kitty-corner from the Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa. This long-standing shop boasts 90 years of history at its current location. Featured in all manner of media, Kameju is famous for the unending lines which form at its door each day. Particularly popular are the shop’s dorayaki – soft and moist sweet red bean paste made with adzuki beans from Tokachi sandwiched between two fluffy, pancake-like dough saucers. Larger than the average dorayaki, the shop offers a white and a black bean paste variety. Popular as souvenirs and gifts, they often sell out.

    We arrived by walk in Asakusa from Ginza, and I has saved this place on my map, so we decided like good hobbits to have a second breakfast at Kameju. We saw a big queue, but my girlfriend said that...

  • Namikiyabu Soba
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    4.0
    149 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-11-9
    Namikiyabu Soba is a traditional Japanese soba restaurant established in 1913 in Kaminari-mon 2-chome near Asakusa Station. This restaurant is the Asakusa location of the famous three Yabu-family soba restaurants. It really feels like a traditional Japanese home with the tatami mat floors and wooden tables that stand the tests of time. Try their special slightly sour soy sauce. People come to this store just for their limited winter menu with Kamonanban soba, which is so popular.

    My brothers and I had a fantastic meal here during our time in Japan. The restaurant only seats about 20-30 people, so theres was a bit of a line when we got there. It moves fast though, so we...

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