Asakusa

How to Go to Sensō-ji temple

Route: Gaien-Mae Station > — Ginza Line [ 16 stop ]— > Asakusa Station
(30Min)

First Stop:
kimono

Stroll through Asakusa in a charming kimono 「SakuraPhotoStudio」

SakuraPhotoStudio
306 Funaki Bldg., Kaminarimon 2-9-8, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ph. 090-5465-6904
(asakusa station ginza line No.1 Exit)
Hours: 8am – 5pm (Kimono return is 5pm for simple plan and basic plan, and 1 hour after rental for luxury plan.) No scheduled holidays.
Directions:3 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line, Toei-Asakusa Line, Asakusa Station Exit. A4. 7 minutes on foot from Tobu Sky Tree Line Asakusa Station.
※We speak English and Korean!
※All kimono rental plans include: 1 full kimono set, tabi, zori, a bag, hairpins, and simple accessories. http://www.sakuraphotokimono.com/

1.simple plan
The price is 3,000yen (tax included) per person.
2.basic plan
The price is 5,000yen (tax included) per person.
3.luxury plan A by 5pm.
The price is 10,000yen (tax included) per person.
4.luxury plan B (Free time 2hours)
The price is 10,000yen (tax included) per person.

Link:
http://jp-hotnow.com/en/detail/jphn_his067_01.php?category=leisure
http://www.sakuraphotokimono.com/english/

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2nd Stop: Sensoji (浅草寺)

Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located inAsakusa. It is one of Tokyo‘s most colorful and popular temples.

The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built nearby for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo‘s oldest temple.

Main HallWhen approaching the temple, visitors first enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the outer gate of Sensoji Temple and the symbol of Asakusa and the entire city of Tokyo.

Nakamise-doori (仲見世通り)

The origin of Nakamise-doori is a nakamise, or shops lining a street leading to a Shinto shrine, that was built for worshippers heading towards Sensoji in the Edo period, around the year 1700. There are 89 shops in around 250 meters. You can see the splendid sight of Sensoji at the far end of the street, and the beautiful seasonal decorations coupled with the stone-paved road creates one of Japan’s greatest scenes. There are many unique stores in the area, so take a leisurely look around.

Ningyoyaki 人形焼

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small cakes made from cooking batter of flour, eggs and sugar in an iron mould, filled with sweet red bean paste.

The cakes come in the form of fish, shichifukujin which symbolise good luck, or the lanterns of Kaminarimon gates.

Kagetsudo’s Jumbo Melon Pan

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No melons were hurt in this making. This yummy bun is named melon pan because its comes out looking like a cantaloupe. Cookie crumbs are actually sprinkled on top and baked along with the dough to create the cantaloupe pattern. It’s a super popular bun in Japan and this store offers one that is bigger than the size of your face. There are only 2000 of such freshly baked jumbo melon pans! So, you might want to come early cause they get sold off pretty fast.

Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)

淺草雷門三定| Sansada

tendon

Asakusa, formerly a business district during the Edo period, is where the very first tempura restaurant started in Japan in 1837. It created a culture that when you talked about an Edo feast, you meant tempura. Small fish caught in the coastal waters of Edo were covered in batter, fried in sesame oil, then sold at food carts to great popularity. Nowadays, tempura-don (tempura placed on top of hot rice and drizzled with a salty-sweet sauce) is very popular and the most famous restaurants offering it have a never-ending line.

Monday – Friday 17:00 – 21:30(L.O.21:00)
Monday – Saturday 11:15 – 15:00
Saturday 17:00 – 19:00(L.O.19:00)
Close Every Sunday

http://www.tempura-sansada.co.jp/tendon.html

Daikokuya Tempura (大黑家)

special trait about daikokuya’s tempuras is that the batter is soy-sauced based thus their tempuras doesn’t look as golden and crispy

1-38-10 Asakusa, Taiko-li
Sun to Fri: 11.15am – 8.30pm
Sat: 11.15am – 9pm

Namikiya Soba

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This restaurant first opened a century ago and we recommend that you try their Morisoba. The fine noodle has been kneaded and made with love and is served with a rich dipping sauce. You should end your meal like the locals by adding soba water into your dipping sauce bowl and drink it up. As this restaurant is extremely popular, do expect a long line of patrons waiting to be seated during lunch time.

2-11-9 Kaminarimon, Taito Ward, Tokyo

https://www.tsunagujapan.com/10-most-authentic-japanese-soba-to-have-at-asakusa/

Asakusa Hoppy-doori (浅草ホッピー通り)

If you enter a side street on Asakusa, you’ll find Hoppy-doori, a street where food cart-style izakaya are gathered. It’s also known as Nikomidoori thanks to the sight of people enjoying motsuyaki and yakitori from noon onwards. The Hoppy Beer that the street gets its name from is an alcoholic drink that was beloved by families in the Showa era. Thanks to that, this street is definitely a line-up of stores where you can enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the working-class Shitamachi area.

http://www.tokyo-ryokan.com/eating.htm

Tokyo Skytree

Across the Sumida River is the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in Japan. The complex has two observation decks with great views over the city, as well as the Tokyo Solamachi shopping center and Sumida Aquarium. The Tokyo Skytree is about a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute train ride from Asakusa.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3064.html

 

Link:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3051_asakusa_half.html

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