ASAKUSA

ASAKUSA

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...

Why yes, not only is there an amusement park in Asakusa, but one so close to Senso-ji Temple! The Hanayashiki Park was initially conceived as a flower garden themed park in 1853 near the end of the Edo period, but it is now best known for being Japan’s oldest...

Are you interested in the history, traditions, and culture of Japan? Or perhaps you like the contemporary things Japan has to offer such as anime or manga better? Whichever you prefer, samurais are part of both. They were the military nobility of early Japan and have been since well...

Geisha can be considered quite an elusive creature in Japan that unless you are super lucky to see them in special events you could easily never see one. Luckily in Tokyo, the Asakusa Geisha group give free performances on certain Saturdays throughout the year with the aim to give...

With many festival events celebrated throughout the year, and even more so in summer, Japan is undoubtedly a country that boasts a large number of exciting and enjoyable summer festivities that continue to draw in crowds from all around the world. Author's photo Asakusa is famous for its prime traditional...

Most people the world over know Japan for their great warriors, the samurai and ninja. Sadly these roles ended many years ago. But thanks to the efforts of a new group you can see ninja and samurai live in battle! samurai-ninja-show.com/ Samurai and Ninja samurai-ninja-show.com/ An overview of Japanese history would be...

According to the Gate Hotel, Asakusa is considered to be the crossroad of old Edo and modern Tokyo. As this combination suggests, it provides a more traditional Japanese atmosphere with so many historic sightseeing spots. If you are looking for a hotel in Asakusa, choosing The Gate Hotel Asakusa...

Are you looking to expand your collection of kitchen supplies? Or perhaps you have a chef friend or relative in need of a beautiful and useful gift. Why not buy something that will last a lifetime such as a knife from Kamata Hakensha? The shop consists of more than...

Asakusa is, undeniably, a popular district in Tokyo. It continues to be a popular place for entertainment in the city as well. There are many historical spots and festivals for residents and tourists to enjoy throughout the year. Here are two of the lively festivals you can join in...

The Asakusa area in Japan welcomes thousands of visitors each year. There are many reasons to love Asakusa including its historical landmarks, accessible locations as well as the affordable accommodation. While it is still full of the hustle and bustle of people, Asakusa's beauty is quite different from many...

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