Once you’ve cooked in the hot indoor bath here, you’re ready for the real treat: the lovely, lantern-lit, rock-framed rotenburo ...
Taiko Drum Museum
More than 600 drums make up this collection, gathered from around the world, though only about 200 are available at any one time in the...
This odd, peaceful little shrine on the banks of Dembō-in pays tribute to tanuki (raccoon dogs who figure in Japanese myth as mystical...
Asakusa Engei Hall
Asakusa Engei Hall hosts traditional rakugo (performances of stand-up comedy or tall tales), all conducted in Japanese. The linguistic...
Tucked away in this corner of Asakusa, Vin Chou is an odd bird: a French-style yakitori joint, offering foie gras with your tori negi ...
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Asakusa Imahan information
It’s fitting that the original branch of Imahan, the city’s most famous chain of shabu- shabu (sautéed beef) restaurants, is located at the edge of Shitamachi as the eating style here reflects the unpretentious nature of the neighbourhood. Sitting at low tables on the tatami, you can get happy on sake as your meat and seasonal vegetables simmer. Although it’s certainly an expensive affair (prices rise with the quality of the meat ordered), a meal at Imahan is the most dignified way to enjoy this revered culinary treat.