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Things to do in Asakusa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Buddhist Temple
“Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Kaminarimon is the main gate of Sensoji Temple. Fujin and Raijin on the left and right of Kaminarimon are waiting for you.”
  • 254 locals recommend
Landmark
“Asakusa is the traditional downtown area of Tokyo and home to many internationally-known sightseeing places. From visiting ancient temples to river cruises or souvenir shopping.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Hanayashiki is a famous and historical amusement park in Asakusa. It is the oldest amusement park in Japan, opened in the late Edo era. It is a little far away from our hotel, 25 min on train. It has 20 kinds of attractions there. You can get a full view of Asakusa from the high attraction like 'Space Shot'. Also you can buy a variety of souvenirs like park original goods in the shop.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Store
“This is one of the oldest the busiest shopping streets in Japan! Everyone can enjoy this streets because this shopping street was established and advanced as a pilgrimage street starting from Kaminarimon gate to the main hall of Sensoji. About 90 shops of some food stands, or many different kinds of souvenir will absolutely attract you on the way to the temple. One notice is that, if you would like to enjoy shops, be sure to arrive here before 6PM! Many of the shops start closing from that time. But if you don’t care about shopping and would like to enjoy the lights in the night, it will be much more quiet and you can enjoy a beautiful light up of the temple, too!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Store
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“It is a general store. It is also electric appliances, souvenirs, sweets, clothes and so on. This is a duty free shop.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a very good place for shopping and enjoying traddional Japanese stuff.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“A park built along the river, five-minutes away from Asakusa. In the spring, you can enjoy walking along the path while enjoying the approximately 1,000 cherry blossom trees.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the oldest bar in Japan. This restaurant will be opened from 11:00 to 22:00. If you wanna drink before sightseeing or the lunch time, I recommend you to go there. You can enjoy almost 130 years history taste and beer.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Imahan is definitely an upscale place, good for a fancy dinner. Just across the street from Hitsumabushi, it’s located at the corner of Kokusaidori and Kappabashihondori. You are greeted by ladies in perfect make-up and coiffure wearing kimono. If you are seated upstairs, you leave your shoes and are ushered into an elevator with tatami on the floor. Prices start at 8000 Y, but it’s worth the experience.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bath House
“This is "Onsen (Hot Springs)" where is very popular for local peoples even foreigner. There is open-air bath so you can get rid of fatigue and will be refresh !”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Local gourmet and shops OPEN▶︎10:00〜23:00 Marugoto NIppon forcuses on providing a "cultural pilgrimage" experience to visitors. Take a stroll from the force floors discover what it feels like to every corner of Japan.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Kaminari-mon Gate is a symbol of Asakusa. Many tourists take a picture in front of it. It is the famous and huge red lantern in Asakusa. The official name is "Furaijin-mon". It is written in Chinese characters on the back of the lantern. You can see some rickshaws around it.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Such as Japan's own entertainment, rakugo, comic, acrobatic, impersonation, is a popular entertainment field variety of content to enjoy.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Hours: 6:00 to 17:00 (from 6:30 October to March) Admission: Free Sensoji ("Senso" is an alternative reading for Asakusa and "ji" means temple) is Tokyo's most famous and popular temple. Built in the 7th century, it is also one of its oldest, although the current buildings are postwar reconstructions.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This shopping center is not very well known even to the Japanese, despite having been open since 1955, but there are many great and cheap Japanese restaurants, bars, and shops catering to the busy working person here. Not only that, but the majority of them have been in business since the shopping center first opened. If you want to see a retro slice of life in Tokyo, then this is the place to go.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is the oldest bar in Japan. This restaurant will be opened from 11:00 to 22:00. If you wanna drink before sightseeing or the lunch time, I recommend you to go there. You can enjoy almost 130 years history taste and beer.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Imahan is definitely an upscale place, good for a fancy dinner. Just across the street from Hitsumabushi, it’s located at the corner of Kokusaidori and Kappabashihondori. You are greeted by ladies in perfect make-up and coiffure wearing kimono. If you are seated upstairs, you leave your shoes and are ushered into an elevator with tatami on the floor. Prices start at 8000 Y, but it’s worth the experience.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Offering a bowl of rice bowl including tempura with fish and vegetables, Tennis Bowl menu such as Ryuko Tennis Bowl, Kakiedake Bowl and others. Alcohol and one dish are served.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“" IMAHAN " is a shop of " Sukiyaki " in the traditional food of Japan . Is the stews of beef .”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very famous Michelin one star French restaurant. You can try not only dinner but also lunch. Lunch cost average is $50 per person.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Asakusa Juroku Japanese food 【Weekday】7:30〜23:00 【Weekend】11:30〜14:00/18:00〜 Closed on Wednesday”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“老舗のお蕎麦屋さん。海老の天ぷらが名物です! Owariya is a long history Soba restaurant, Shrimp tempura here is great !” ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“寿司、sushi, master of Hisaichi studied in Kyubei very famous Sushi restaurant in Ginza”
  • 3 locals recommend

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