Asakusa is known for being one of the few areas of Tokyo which have retained a sense of a bygone era with the Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest, attracting a daily influx of tourists. One way to escape the tourists but still enjoy the area is to head to Bar Six, just a stone’s throw from the temple, on the sixth floor of the Amuse Museum. The bar has a sleek, modern design with the highlight being the outdoor terrace which overlooks the temple. Patrons can also head up to the roof to eat and drink on the wooden benches and enjoy an even better view of both the temple and the Tokyo Skytree off to the East.
It’s easy to miss the bar, particularly if you go during the weekend in the evening when the museum is shut. This is probably why it remains fairly quiet even on a Saturday evening when the tourists are bustling around the temple grounds.
For the luxury of the view and the tranquil atmosphere, there is a 1,000 yen cover charge which is definitely pricier than the majority of bars across Tokyo but is well worth it for the location. Drinks are also not the cheapest but there is a good range of beers, wines, and spirits. You can expect to pay around 1,000 yen per drink. In addition, there is a small food menu which offers light snacks such as a cheese plate, prosciutto, olives, and other nibbles. These range from about 400 to 1,500 yen.
You can, therefore, expect to pay around 5,000 yen per person for drinks and a few snacks which you’ll want to make it last so you can maximize your time in what is surely one of the best-located bars in Tokyo. It is also an excellent place for a date and you’ll find that couples mainly frequent the bar with the outdoor terrace area offering privacy to enjoy the view.
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