Asakusa Kannon Onsen
The brownish water at this traditional bathhouse is a steamy 40°C. It’s near Sensō-ji, and Asakusa’s historic ambience makes this a...
This temple enshrines a golden image of Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy), which, according to legend, was miraculously pulled out...
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...
The long queues around the building should give you something of a clue about this much-loved tempura place – even before you catch the...
2-3-1 Asakusa · interesting places nearby
To the left of the temple precinct lies Dembō-in, a garden that adjoins the residence of the chief priest of Sensō-ji. The grounds are thought to have been designed sometime in the late 18th century to resemble those of Katsura-rikyu, the sprawling imperial villa in Kyoto.
Dembō-in is not usually open to the public, but if you'd like to take a peek at the 12,000-sq-metre area, whose pond is reputedly shaped like the Chinese character for 'heart', call ahead to the main office, which is to the left of the five-storey pagoda.