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Goldfish scooping at Asakusa Kingyo



Asakura Kingyo

Goldfish scooping is one of the most popular activities in Japan during the summer festival season but here in Asakura Kingyo (浅草きんぎょ), you can try catching them all year round.
You can play the game for 300 yen and it comes with three paper scoopers called poi.

Using the poi, you can try to scoop the goldfish from the pool into a bowl. Once you succeed, you can take the goldfish home.
At Asakusa Kingyo, they prepare two types of poi for customers: those who just want to play get thicker ones while serious hunters get thinner ones, which tend to break easily.

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