Shopping and Foodie Guide in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ショッピング グルメ

Cherry Blossoms at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺 桜Sightseeing

Asakusa 浅草 in downtown Tokyo is an cultural area for shopping, eating and drinking.

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 浅草文化観光センター

Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草

Before you walk around Asakusa 浅草, you can stop by Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 浅草文化観光センター to get useful information.

Asakusa is a popular sightseeing place. You can take a view around Asakusa area from the 8th floor of this building. It is a nice viewpoint.
There are clean restrooms on the B1 floor.


浅草文化観光センター 施設概要

Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草
Cherry Blossoms at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺 桜

Sensoji Temple 浅草寺 view from the viewing deck on the 8th floor

Cherry Blossoms at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺 桜
Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草

TOKYO SKYTREE view from the viewing deck

When you go there from here, I recommend you use a subway because it takes 20 minutes on foot (1.5 km 0.93 mile).

Welcome to the official website of TOKYO SKYTREE, the world's tallest tower at 634 meters. You can find the latest information about TOKYO SKYTREE and past even...

Sensoji Temple 浅草寺

Asakusa Kaminarimon 浅草 雷門

Kaminarimon Gate 雷門 of Sensoji Temple 浅草寺

No admission

Cherry Blossoms at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺 桜
Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺
Cherry Blossoms at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺 桜
Sensoji Temple in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草寺


Pure Land in AsakusaASAKUSA KANNON SENSOJI Official Webste

Walking along the River Side

Cherry Blossoms in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 桜
Cherry Blossoms in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 桜
Cherry Blossoms in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 桜

Usually in Tokyo, the best time to view cherry blossoms is between the end of March and early April.

Cherry Blossoms in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 桜
Cherry Blossoms in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 桜
Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草
Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草

Souvenir Shopping

Marugoto Nippon Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 まるごとにっぽん

There are many types of stores in this building. They sell Japanese cultural goods and food.

まるごとにっぽん -たべる、くらす、いろどる。-
Don Quijote Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ドン・キホーテ

Don Quijote (Asakusa branch)
ドン・キホーテ (浅草店)
It is a large discount store, and TAX FREE.

Tax-free shopping service | Don Quijote
All products can be purchased tax-free! Cosmetics, foods and medicines are available for tax-free purchase. We explain the Japanese tax-free process and also in...
Don Quijote Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ドン・キホーテ

Reasonable Hostels

A Hostel CHAPTER TWO TOKYO in Asakusa 浅草 Tokyo

Hostel name

Hostel, Guest house, Backpackers in Tokyo Japan
This blog page introduces international tourists to recommended accommodation in central Tokyo.

Kimono and Sado (Matcha) Experience

Kimono and Sado (Matcha) Experience in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 着物と茶道(抹茶)体験
At this cafe, you can wear a high-quality kimono and enjoy drinking matcha in a traditional tea ceremony (Sado 茶道).

Where to eat in Asakusa

Tempura Bowl

Small Tendon (small rice) 子天丼 - TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや - Tempura 天ぷら
Tempura Restaurant Chain TENDON TENYA in Japan - 天丼てんや・天ぷら
TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. Taste very good!Tendon is a bowl of rice topped with several pieces of tempura with a special sauce.

Standing Sushi Bar

Sushi MAGUROBITO Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 まぐろ人 寿司 鮨


They offer high quality sushi for affordable price.

Conveyor-belt Sushi Restaurant

Sushi Restaurant - KURASUSHI くら寿司
Sushi Restaurant - KURASUSHI くら寿司
110 or 220 Yen Conveyor-belt Sushi Restaurant (Sushi Go Round) KURA くら (KURASUSHI/ KURAZUSHI くら寿司) in Downtown Tokyo and all over Japan
One of my favorite conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chains is KURA くら (also called KURASUSHI / KURAZUSHI くら寿司). I usually go there every second month.

Unadon (Eel Bowl)

Unatoto 宇奈とと Unadon (Eel bowl) うな丼
Unadon (Eel Bowl) Restaurant UNATOTO うな丼 宇奈とと
Specialty UNATOTO 宇奈とと is a restaurant chain that specializes in Unadon うな丼. It is an eel bowl (Unagi bowl).In Japan, we call eel Unagi. Unagi is usually expensive, nutritious fish, and of rare value in Japan, but UNATOTO is the most reasonable restaurant...

Champon Noodles

野菜たっぷりちゃんぽん Champon heaped with vegetables - リンガーハット RingerHut
A Type of Noodles - NAGASAKI CHAMPON 長崎ちゃんぽん at a Restaurant Chain RINGERHUT リンガーハット in Japan
I know there are many kinds of noodles in the world. When someone asks me what my favorite is, I choose Japanese CHAMPON ちゃんぽん.If you love eating ramen and haven't yet heard of or tried CHAMPON, you should try it while traveling in Japan.I will give y...


しゃぶしゃぶ 温野菜 Shabu-Shabu ON-YASAI
A Japanese Hot Pot Dish SHABU-SHABU at a restaurant ON-YASAI しゃぶしゃぶ 温野菜 - All-You-Can-Eat
This restaurant specializes in all-you-can-eat Shabu-shabu しゃぶしゃぶ. Itis a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat, tofu and vegetables boiled in the soup stock and served yourself with dipping sauces.

Grilled Beef on a Skewer

Kobe Beef on a Skewer MARUJYU Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 丸十精肉店 神戸牛

There is a beef stand MARUJYU 丸十精肉店 beside the discount store Don Quijote ドン・キホーテ. They offer Wagyu beef on a skewer such as Kobe beef 神戸牛 and so on. Eating place (bench and table) is available in front of the stand.

Kobe Beef on a Skewer MARUJYU Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 丸十精肉店 神戸牛

Matcha Gelato (Ice Cream)

Matcha Gelato (Ice Cream) Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 抹茶ジェラート 壽々喜園 SUZUKIEN
Where to eat Matcha and Mochi Sweets in Tokyo 抹茶・餅スイーツ
I will introduce some matcha cafes.

My Favorite Ramen

Arashi Genkotsu Ramen Miso (Pork miso soybean flavor)嵐げんこつらあめん味噌 - RAMEN KAGETSU ARASHI らあめん花月嵐
RAMEN KAGETSU ARASHI らあめん花月嵐 in Kanda 神田 (near Akihabara 秋葉原) Tokyo : 醤油・味噌・塩ラーメン
Specialty: RAMEN KAGETSU ARASHI らあめん花月嵐 is a ramen chain. It specializes in genkotsu broth, a type of tonkotsu (pork bone-based) broth.

Low Priced Ramen

It is good for people who want to save money.

Ramentei Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ら麺亭 ラーメン

Their classic ramen costs 400 yen.

Ramentei Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ら麺亭 ラーメン

Ramen MENMARU Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 らぁめん メンマル ラーメン

らぁめん メンマル

One of their ramen dishes is only 330 yen.

It is a good idea for international tourists who eat ramen in Japan for the first time, to come and try out the ramen restaurants suggest above, and eat their reasonably priced ramen items, because their ramen will become your standard of judgment if other pricey ramen restaurants that you might go to are delicious or not.

Generally, a really tasty ramen costs 800 - 1000 yen at good ramen restaurants in Japan. When you eat it, you can compare the pricey ramen with these inexpensive ramen items, all whilst comparing and considering taste and price. You can decide if it is worth two or three times the price of these ramen items.

Paid Sake Tasting

Anagura 窖 Asakusa 浅草 Sake 日本酒
Standing Sake Bars in Tokyo - ANAGURA 窖, KIMIJIMAYA 君嶋屋, SUZUDEN 鈴傳 - 日本酒
Let's go to recommended sake stores (standing bars), and try paid sake tasting!Standing bars are much more reasonable than typical seating style places.The reason is that customers don't want to keep standing and staying for long periods of time, and ...

Grilled Chicken on a Skewer

Torikizoku 鳥貴族 もも貴族焼(たれ) Chicken Thigh

Open: Evening

Japanese Bar Restaurant TORIKIZOKU 居酒屋 鳥貴族 - 焼き鳥 Grilled chicken on a skewer
A 298-yen bar restaurant chain TORIKIZOKU 鳥貴族 offers all food items and beverages for 298 yen (327 yen including 10% tax). They use domestically produced chicken, vegetables and so on.This chain has more than 600 branches in Japan. There are many bran...

Italian Restaurant

Prosciutto from Parma プロシュート パルマ産熟成生ハム - Saizeriya サイゼリヤ

There is an Italian restaurant SAIZERIYA サイゼリヤ in the same building of the discount store Don Quijote ドン・キホーテ.

Amazingly Reasonable Italian Restaurant SAIZERIYA in Japan サイゼリヤ
It is an Italian restaurant chain. Most of the foods cost from 200 to 600 yen. Their foods are reasonable and taste very good. All of the restaurants are No smoking.

Japanese Mother's Cooking

MAIDOOOKINI SHOKUDO Adachisano Branch まいどおおきに食堂 足立佐野食堂
Japanese Mother's Cooking / Home Style Daily Dishes at a Restaurant MAIDO-OOKINI SHOKUDO まいどおおきに食堂 家庭料理・おふくろの味
Our daily Japanese food is inexpensive and nutritious. Would you like to try real daily Japanese food?

Pan Fried Gyoza Dumplings, Vegetable Ramen

Gyoza Dumplings ギョウザ - Fukushin 福しん
Vegetable Ramen at a Restaurant FUKUSHIN 福しん in Tokyo
FUKUSHIN 福しん is inexpensive Chinese restaurant.I often used to go there when I was tired after a busy day in my twenties. After many years, I made an impromptu visit back because I wanted to reminisce by eating this restaurant's tasty food.

This restaurant is still unknown by tourists.

Grilled chicken on a skewer 焼き鳥 - もつ焼き 稲垣 Grilled organ meat MOTSUYAKI INAGAKI

Open: Evening

もつ焼き 稲垣本店 Grilled chicken on a skewer / Grilled organ meat Motsuyaki INAGAKI Honten near Asakusa 浅草 Tokyo
Will you go to popular sightseeing place Sensoji Temple 浅草寺 inAsakusa 浅草Tokyo?There is a highly recommend Japanese style bar restaurant located 10 minutes walk from Asakusa 浅草 Station of subway.

Grilled Pork Organ Meat on a Skewer

串屋横丁 Kushiya-Yokochi もつ焼き Motsuyaki スーパーホルモンロール

Open: Evening

Grilled Organ Meat on a Skewer of a Restaurant KUSHIYA-YOKOCHO in Tokyo 串屋横丁 もつ焼きセンター
A bar restaurant chain in Japan specializes in a variety of organ meats of mainly pork which is very cheap and chewy.But they use fresh and tasty ones. They also offer a few kinds of chicken and beef.

Reasonable Soba (Buckwheat Noodles)

Kake かけ - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎
Soba Noodles and Tempura at a Restaurant YUDETARO ゆで太郎 in Japan 蕎麦 そば 天ぷら
Yudetaro is a chain restaurant and specializes in soba そば (buckwheat noodles). It is one of the Japanese traditional noodles.

Tomato Ramen

トマトラーメン Tomato Ramen - 太陽のトマト麺 Taiyo no Tomatomen
Tomato Ramen of a Noodles Shop TAIYONO-TOMATOMEN in Japan 太陽のトマト麺・ラーメン
I usually eat typical Japanese ramen such as shoyu (soy sauce), miso, shio (salt), and tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen, but sometimes I have a craving for something else like tomato ramen.

Beef / Pork Bowl - Fast Food Restaurants

Original Curry with Beef カレギュウ - Matsuya 松屋
Beef Bowl Chain Restaurant MATSUYA 松屋 Offers Tasty Beef Set Meals and Curry Rice in Japan 牛めし, 牛丼, カルビ焼肉定食, カレギュウ
With over 900 branches throughout Japan, MATSUYA 松屋 is one of the most popular beef bowl chains in the country.They offer several kinds of beef / pork / chicken bowls and set meals. The set meals have main dish (meat), rice, salad and miso soup.
Gyudon (Beef Bowl) with Kimchi Small キムチ牛丼 ミニ - SUKIYA すき家
A beef bowl chain SUKIYA offers reasonable lunch set meals all over Japan. - すき家 牛丼 Gyudon
I recommend すき家 Sukiya's "Kimchi Beef Bowl" and "Lunch Menu". I will rank my favorite beef bowls.
Miso Mackerel Meal 鯖みそ定食 - YOSHINOYA 吉野家
A beef bowl chain YOSHINOYA 吉野家 also offers pork bowl, curry rice and veggie meal 牛丼・豚丼・カレー・ベジ定食
This beef bowl chain has more than 1200 restaurants all over Japan. It could be easy for international tourists to find the restaurant, if you walk around downtown of big city like Tokyo 東京, Osaka 大阪 and so on.

Chicken Namban

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI チキン南蛮定食 Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Teishoku
Japanese Teishoku Restaurant YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) in Japan offers Beef Sukiyaki すき焼き, Chicken Namban チキン南蛮
A restaurant chain YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) offers many kinds of meals.Especially, I like their chicken namban. It is yummy!

Curry Rice

CoCo ICHIBANYA CoCo壱番屋 ココイチ
A Curry Rice Restaurant Chain CoCo ICHIBANYA ココイチ CoCo壱番屋 - カレーライス
I sometimes go to a curry restaurant CoCo ICHIBANYA. They offer testy curry rice and many kinds of toppings.

Seafood Bowl

2 kinds of tuna in a bowl まぐろ2色丼 - ISOMARU SUISAN 磯丸水産
Fresh Tuna Bowl at a Seafood Restaurant ISOMARU SUISAN 磯丸水産 - まぐろ丼・海鮮丼
They specializes in grilled seafood, and also offer good many kinds of seafood bowls.When you want to have a break during your trip in day time, this restaurant is good place to rest instead of staying expensive cafes.

Takeout Food Shop

Chicken-namban チキン南蛮 - HottoMotto ほっともっと
HottoMotto ほっともっと is a takeout food shop chain in Japan. Get a rice bowl DELUXE TOKU DON デラックス得丼
They have more than 2700 shops across Japan, and their business model is that they don't provide a place to dine in the shop, strictly takeout.

Octopus Carpaccio, Deep Fried Burdock

Fried Burdock Root Sticks ごぼうスティック - PRONTO プロント
A cafe bar chain PRONTO in Japan offers tasty deep fried burdock root sticks. プロント
Octopus dishes are popular in Japan. Are you interested in eating fresh octopus?

Pork Cutlet Bowl

Pork Loin Cutlet Set Meal ロースカツ定食 - KATSUYA かつや
TONKATSU, KATSUDON Pork Cutlet Bowl at a Restaurant KATSUYA in Japan かつや - ソースカツ丼・とんかつ・カツカレー
TONKATU トンカツ is deep-fried breaded pork cutlet. KATSUDON is cooked TONKATSU with beaten egg on rice.

Reasonable Set Meals

HIDAKAYA Pork with Kimchi Spice Sauce 日高屋 バクダン炒め
Reasonable Ramen Restaurant HIDAKAYA 日高屋
I have often had food at a chain restaurant HIDAKAYA 日高屋.You can choose from a variety of reasonable foods such as ramen, gyoza (dumpling), and many kinds of stir-fried foods.

Hamburger Patty

Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト
Low Priced Lunch and Happy Hour of Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト
When you want to take a break from sightseeing or shopping in Japan, you can rest at this restaurant for a while. It is not necessary to order food there if you order a drink.Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト has more than 1300 restaurants in Japan. ...

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Pork Bowl AKADON 焼肉スタミナ赤丼 中華食堂一番館
ICHIBANKAN 中華食堂 一番館!
This restaurant chain offers reasonable pork bowl, ramen and so on. Amazingly, low price and tasty!