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Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo: 8 Most Popular Culture Experiences in Asakusa (October 2019 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo: 8 Most Popular Culture Experiences in Asakusa (October 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 21 November 2019

Here are the best Culture Experiences in Asakusa, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Studio Nanairo Asakusa, Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』, Asakusa Armor Experience Samurai Ai and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Asakusa!

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Studio Nanairo Asakusa
  2. 2. Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』
  3. 3. Asakusa Armor Experience Samurai Ai
  4. 4. Asakusa Aiwafuku Kimono Rental
  5. 5. Yukata rental WABISABI Asakusa store
  6. 6. Asakusa Kimono Rental Once-in-a-lifetime Chance
  7. 7. Kimono Rental VASARA Sensoji
  8. 8. Asakusa Jidaiya Meijikan

1. Studio Nanairo Asakusa

1. Studio Nanairo Asakusa

Conveniently located only a three-minute walk from Asakusa Station (subway/Tobu lines), Studio Nana-iro is a “transformational photo studio” right next door to Asakusa’s famous Kaminarimon gate. It can be found in an 8-storey building easily recognizable owing to its scarlet pillars. One of the largest of its kind in the capital, the whole building is set aside for the studio’s photography and transformational experiences. Come delight in a wonderful opportunity to transform yourself into an oiran (courtesan), maiko (apprentice geisha), geisha or samurai and meet a brand-new you.

  • Studio Nanairo Asakusa
    Studio Nanairo Asakusa
    浅草変身写真館 スタジオ七色
    • Address 2-17-8 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3843-7716

2. Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』

2. Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』

Daikichi's Eight Advantages
1) We offer the most reasonably priced rental rates in the Asakusa area! Men's and women's kimonos and yukatas can be rented for as little as 1880 JPY!
2) We welcome walk-ins and large parties, and we are open all year round, Just bring yourself!
3) We are conveniently located just a minute's walk from Asakusa Station and the Asakusa Sensoji temple (Kaminarimon gate)!
4)We have English and Chinese-speaking staff, so we can look after you in English and Chinese!
5) A professional photographer will take a photo of you in the studio located in our store for free (we also have lots of photo props ready).
6) If the weather is bad on the day of your reservation making going outside difficult, you can switch to our photo course!
7) All family members are welcome (We can handle children who are 80cm or taller and adults up to L size)
8) Of course we can help with your graduation photos and Shichi-go-san celebration!

3. Asakusa Armor Experience Samurai Ai

3. Asakusa Armor Experience Samurai Ai

Our shop is recommended for groups, but we are located nearby kimono rental shop Asakusa Aiwafuku 1 which makes it great for couples, groups of friends, and families.

Customers can choose the type of armor from 'Black Samurai' or 'Sanada Yukimura' (red). For the helmet, choose Date Masamune, Katakura Kojiro, Oda Nobunaga, Date Masamune, Kuroda Nagamasa, or Sanada Yukimura.

4. Asakusa Aiwafuku Kimono Rental

4. Asakusa Aiwafuku Kimono Rental

<About Asakusa Aiwafuku>

1. A reliable shop ran by the owner who has 40 years of experience in the kimono industry.

2. A highly-popular shop with over 50,000 customers annually.

3. A receiver of the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor trusted throughout the world. (as of Apr. 2018)

<7 Reasons to Choose Asakusa Aiwafuku>

1. Choose any kimono (or yukata (informal cotton kimono)) for the same flat price (800 brand-name kimono available)

2. Full hairstyling by a professional hairdresser is included in the price (with as many hair ornaments as you like).

3. Rental of 3 types of cute accessories − hair ornaments, an obijime decorative sash string, and an embroidered kimono collar piece − are included in the price.

4. Real kimono experience provided by professional kimono dressers

5. We can store large travel luggage and baby strollers free of charge.

6. English, Taiwanese, and Chinese-speaking staff are always available.

7. 3 min from the station. 4 min to Senso-ji Temple. Conveniently located at 1-min walk from Sumida Park for strolling.

5. Yukata rental WABISABI Asakusa store

5. Yukata rental WABISABI Asakusa store

WABISABI is a kimono and yukata rental store, conveniently located near Asakusa station of the Tokyo Metro Ginza line. Ever since the store first opened, we have welcomed many customers from Asian countries. We offer reasonable rates for rentals, with yukata rental and dressing starting from 3980 JPY, and we also provide hair arrangements for no extra price. If you already have a yukata, we can dress you for 2500 JPY. We provide a KIMONO rental service for men.

6. Asakusa Kimono Rental Once-in-a-lifetime Chance

6. Asakusa Kimono Rental Once-in-a-lifetime Chance

Conveniently located eight minutes on foot from Asakusa Station and three minutes from Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Kimono Rental Once-in-a-lifetime Chance is a kimono and yukata rental store. We strive to provide our customers with a collection of yukata and kimono boasting more new designs and patterns than anywhere else in the neighborhood. Our staff can speak English and Chinese, so please visit us without worry. We offer a variety of plans, from standard plans to couple and group plans, as well as plans for men. Our half-day plan (four hours from arrival to return) for 1800 JPY (excluding tax) is an affordable and popular way to experience Japanese culture.
We run seasonal campaigns as well, so please feel free to enquire. In addition, we offer a 500 JPY (excluding tax) gift for students, birthdays and early reservations (at least one month in advance).
We also provide a free luggage storage service, so please come and visit us when you're sightseeing in Asakusa.

7. Kimono Rental VASARA Sensoji

7. Kimono Rental VASARA Sensoji

At Kimono Rental VASARA Sensoji, we stock a wide variety of traditional wear, such as cute kimono and yukata for taking a stroll, Sunday best for Shichi-go-san (an annual event praying for the growth of children of three, five, and seven years of age), long-sleeved kimono for coming-of-age ceremonies, hakama and nishaku sode (2 feet sleeved) kimono for graduation ceremonies, and kimono for wedding ceremonies. We also offer kimono and yukata plans for men, children and couples.

Our staff speak English and Chinese. You can enjoy Asakusa in the evening with a late return time of 10 p.m. available. We have plans where you can experience the traditional Japanese custom of tea ceremony, as well as plans that include dinner at the Italian restaurant attached to our store. The entrance of the Italian restaurant is a perfect location.

Only a few minutes on foot from Asakusa's popular tourist attractions of Sensoji, Kaminarimon and Nakamise, our store is incredibly conveniently located. Please visit us when you come sightseeing in Asakusa.

8. Asakusa Jidaiya Meijikan

8. Asakusa Jidaiya Meijikan

A pioneer of the Asakusa Rickshaw industry. The rickshaw pullers have extensive knowledge of Asakusa and can recommend the standard sightseeing spots as well as hidden gems that can be visited in accordance with your schedule.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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