The Best Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo

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  • Do you know Asakusa? Probably, when you see the big gate with red Chochin just like in the photo, you will get it. Asakusa is a really popular tourist spot for experiencing traditional Japanese culture.

    I strongly recommend you to visit Asakusa at least once. So I want to tell you about the things you can do in Asakusa so your visit goes smoothly!


    Senso-ji is one of the most famous temples in Asakusa, and even in all of Japan. This temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo, so it is a very traditional place.

    Plastic food making

    Do you think the food in this picture is real? It’s fake! You can NOT eat it! These fake foods are usually used as a display menu for restaurants in Japan. I think if you got to eat at the restaurants here, you will see a lot of fake plastic food and it seriously looks real and delicious. You can easily make some yourself In Ganso Syokuhin Sample-Ya, Asakusa

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    Do you know Kabuki? Kabuki is one of Japanese traditional theatrical dances. The most popular Kabuki theatre is in Ginza, Tokyo, so Kabuki hall in Asakusa is a little bit smaller than that in Ginza, but I think you can have a lot of fun in there!

    Asakusa Kokaido Access

    Nakamise street

    Nakamise Street is a very popular spot for the visitors. There are many shops and restaurants. Nakamise Street has a lot of street snack sat ;s, so you can enjoy Nakamise Street while snacking! Most of the food there is typical and traditional Japanese food such as Japanese rice crackers, rice cakes, and Manju (similar to pancake but filled with sweet red bean paste)!

    So there you go, I introduced you all the must-do things in Asakusa. As I said before, since Asakusa is a really popular place to visit, there are plenty of things to do. I bet you will find more than that on the list to see in Asakusa!

    Would you like to stay in Asakusa? Check out all the hotels in the area here!

    Asakusa Station Access

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