The Sensō-ji temple precinct begins at this majestic gate, from which hangs an enormous chōchin (lantern). On either side are a pair of...
Tokyo Cruise offers reasonably priced rides aboard the suijō bus (water bus) under the 12 bridges up and down the Sumida-gawa and...
At the end of Sensō-ji's Nakamise-dōri, this gate is flanked by two fierce guardian deities. On the gate’s back side are a pair of...
One of Tokyo’s oldest Western-style bars, Kamiya opened in 1880 and is still hugely popular – though probably more so today for its...
Traditionally, monaka are wafers filled with sweet bean jam. At this little stand on Nakamise-dōri, they're filled with ice cream...
1-35-6 Asakusa · interesting places nearby
By now you're familiar with noren, the curtains that hang in front of shop doors. This store sells beautiful ones, made of linen and coloured with natural dyes (like indigo or persimmon) or decorated with ink-brush paintings. There are smaller items too, such as pouches and book covers, made of traditional textiles.