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Lovers of traditional Japanese culture are in for a treat in Asakusa.

Visit Asakusa


Lovers of traditional Japanese culture are in for a treat in Asakusa, where two of Tokyo’s most picturesque landmarks—Kaminarimon and Sensoji—can be found. Take the time to explore, as there are surprises around every corner in this part of the city, and plenty of shops selling everything from lacquer ware and kimono to folding fans and pottery. Amid the traditional culture, you’ll also find popular sports bars broadcasting live from around the world.

Access

Asakusa to Shinjuku

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Kanda Station: Chuo Line (Express) to Shinjukui (About 30 minutes, ¥240).

Access from Shinjuku to Tokyo Stadium

Keio Line Limited Express from Shinjuku to Chofu; change to the Keio Line local train to Tobitakyu Station (About 30 minutes, ¥240). 120-minute walk.

Things To Do

Experience

  • Kimono Experience

    Asakusa - Experience

    Kimono Experience

    If you’re looking for the ultimate Japanese experience, you can’t do much better than trying on a kimono—and the rental shop Yae is the perfect place to do it.

  • Karate Experience : Kawara-wari

    Asakura - Experience

    Karate Experience : Kawara-wari

    Want to impress your friends back home? Record a video of you smashing a pile of kawara bricks like a real karate master. Try it out at the shop Kawarana.

  • Art:National Museum of Western Art, Sumida Hokusai Museum

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    Art:National Museum of Western Art, Sumida Hokusai Museum

    Hokusai is one of Japan’s most celebrated artists, and he’s a native son of a neighbourhood next to Asakusa. Learn more about the artist and his work at the Sumida Hokusai Museum.

Shopping

  • Kappabashi Street : TRADITIONAL KNIFE Kamata Hakensha

    Asakusa - Shopping

    Kappabashi Street : TRADITIONAL KNIFE Kamata Hakensha

    Kappabashi Street is an offbeat shopping destination, where you can find cookware, pottery, and highly detailed plastic food samples! Definitely a spot to hit if you’re looking for unique souvenirs.

Nightlife

  • Walk and eat : Ameyoko Street

    Ueno - Nightlife

    Walk and eat : Ameyoko Street

    Ameyoko is a lively shopping and entertainment street, just steps away from Ueno Station. It’s a perfect place for strolling, and filled with bustling izakaya—traditional Japanese pubs.

  • Sports bar : The World End, Hub, and Three Monkeys Café.

    Ueno - Nightlife

    Sports bar : The World End, Hub, and Three Monkeys Café.

    Fancy a drink while you catch a game or two? Ueno’s got you covered, with sports bars such as The World End, Hub, and Three Monkeys Cafe.

Sports experience

  • SAMURAI TRIP Kendo Experience Tour

    SAMURAI TRIP Kendo Experience Tour

    Samurai were Japanese warriors who developed incredible swordsmanship. This tradition still lives on in the martial art of kendo. A sport that is infused with the spirit of samurai, kendo focuses on the importance of respect, not just winning.

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  • True Japan Tour Karate Experience

    True Japan Tour Karate Experience

    Originally based on Chinese combat, karate was developed in Japan as a martial art that doesn't rely on weapons (karate means “empty hand” in Japanese). The program teaches both karate skills and the creed of the dojo.

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  • Yanesen Iaido : Japanese Swordsman ship

    Yanesen Iaido : Japanese Swordsman ship

    In iaido, your performance is judged not only on how you wield your sword, but how you sheath it in the scabbard. It’s a martial art that requires consistent concentration.

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  • Asakusa Batting Stadium

    Asakusa Batting Stadium

    Going to the batting cages is a beloved pastime in Japan. Feel the excitement of hitting a ball thrown by a pitcher on a video screen!

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