Top Choice Pub in Asakusa & Sumida River


Popeye boasts an astounding 70 beers on tap, including the world's largest selection of Japanese beers – from Echigo Weizen to Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout. The happy-hour deal (5pm to 8pm, from 3pm on Sat) offers …
Top Choice Cafe in Asakusa & Sumida River


English-speaking pastry cook Yamada Miwako runs this delightful cafe that's combined with a boutique selling the quality leathergoods of Tamura Kosuke. There's good coffee and smoothies to go with some snacks such a…
Cafe in Asakusa & Sumida River

Café Otonova

Tucked away on an alley running parallel to Kappabashi-dōri, this charming cafe occupies an old house. Exposed beams are whitewashed and an atrium has been created, with tables upstairs and a big communal table down…
Bar in Asakusa & Sumida River

Kamiya Bar

One of Tokyo’s oldest Western-style bars, Kamiya opened in 1880 and is still hugely popular – though probably more so today for its enormous, cheap draught beer (¥1050 for a litre). Its real speciality, however, is …
Cafe in Asakusa & Sumida River

Ryōgoku Terrace Cafe

Beside a lovely Edo-period garden and near the sumo stadium, this all-day cafe is not just a good base to fuel up on a good cup of coffee, cake, breakfast or a light meal. Part of the complex is the 'run cube', a ch…
Cafe in Asakusa & Sumida River

Lucite Gallery

In the former Yanagibashi entertainment district, this cafe, bar and gallery was once the home of geisha and popular singer Ichimaru. Rotating exhibits by potters and other artists are shown in the downstairs tatami…
Cafe in Asakusa & Sumida River


Set in a 19th-century wooden warehouse that beat the 1923 earthquake and WWII, this wonderfully cosy space serves coffee, tea and, after 6pm, cocktails and beer. Be sure to check out the gallery in the stone kura (s…
Bar in Asakusa & Sumida River

Asahi Sky Room

Spend the day at the religious sites and end at the Asahi altar, on the 22nd floor of the golden-tinged Asahi Super Dry Building. The venue itself isn't noteworthy, but the views over the Sumida River are spectacula…
Cafe in Asakusa & Sumida River

Kappabashi Coffee & Bar

This stylish coffee shop has an interior that mixes traditional Japanese dark wood with more modern features. In addition to hand-drip coffee, light meals are served and it turns into a pleasant bar in the evenings.
Bar in Asakusa & Sumida River

'Cuzn Homeground

Run by a wild gang of local hippies, 'Cuzn is the kind of bar where anything can happen: a barbecue, a jam session or all-night karaoke, for example.