- Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Street Market, Neighborhoods , Old Town
Asakusa was the Harajuku of yester-years. It was the center of entertainment but Post World War II it now retains its old worldly charm. This district was famous of Geisha and has still 40 geisha in active. Apart from that, a old amusement park- claimed to be Japan's oldest is also found close to the Sensoji Temple which is perhaps the greatest feature of this area. Old movie theaters specializing in movies of the yester-years are also found here. This area also has the Kappa-bashidoori- a street selling fine quality kitchen wear. This Tokyo itinerary 5 days intoduces you to this amazing place.
As a memento you can take the plastic food called "Sampuru" or sample which looks nearly identical to the original back as gifts from your trip to Japan. This area is famous for its annual Samba carnival around the last Saturday of August of ever year. Samba lovers from all over Japan gather for this event which has a parade contest led by a Brazilian team. This is a refreshing cultural event in Shibuya is sure to leave you dancing!
Asakusa Travel Tips
- This area is home to some of the best restaurants that offer authentic Japanese cuisine.
- Hanayashiki, considered to be the oldest amusement park in Japan, is located here.
- It is Tokyo’s oldest geisha district.
- Asakusa is the perfect area for souvenir shopping.
- If you are a budget traveler or backpacker, you can stay in Asakusa as numerous budget hostels and hotels are established around here.
How to Reach Asakusa
- Toei Asakusa Line- Asakusa Station
- Kamiya Bar
- Cafe Meursault
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36.12% of people who visit Tokyo include Asakusa in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
43.2% of people start their Asakusa visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Asakusa
91.77% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Asakusa