Try your hand at making ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) at this studio run by expat David Bull. Hour-long 'print parties' take place daily;...
To the left of the Sensō-ji temple precinct lies garden Dembō-in, not usually open to the public. The garden adjoins the residence of...
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...
Asakusa Engei Hall
Asakusa was once full of theatres like this one, where traditional rakugo (comedic monologue) and other forms of comedy are performed...
Near Nakamise-dōri, this is the place to get old-fashioned tempura fried in pure sesame oil, an Asakusa speciality. It’s in a white...
2-3-1 Asakusa · interesting places nearby
This small, peaceful temple is actually part of Sensō-ji but has a separate entrance on Dembō-in-dōri. It pays tribute to the tanuki (racoon-like folkloric characters), who figure in Japanese myth as mystical shape-shifters and merry pranksters. They are also said to protect against fire and theft, which is why you'll often see tanuki figurines in front of restaurants.