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For instance, Senso-ji Temple, Studio Nanairo Asakusa, Hanayashiki and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Asakusa!
After passing the Kaminarimon Gate with the huge paper lantern, the symbol of Asakusa, you can enjoy food hopping and souvenir shopping, there is Nakamise street, which, leads up to the temple grounds. Founded in 628 AD, Senso-ji Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the metropolis. It is surely a must-visit spot when you visit Japan.
Asakusa Kannon, the main object of worship, is said to grant material benefits to the worshipers. The temple grounds are constantly filled with people seeking such benefits, and the number of annual visitors is 30 million, including overseas visitors.
The five-storied pagoda and the giant waraji straw sandal said to ward off demons placed at the Hozomon Gate are some of the draws of this temple. On Nakamise Street, events such as the Chinese Lantern Plant Fair and the Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair are held, and you can experience Edo period scenery (1603－1868). It is a five-minute walk from Asakusa Station on various railway lines such as the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and the Tobu Isesaki Line.
2.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.
*The reception staff provide service English (and Chinese, too), so overseas customers can visit without worry.
*There are more than 200 costumes (both kimono and dresses) in stock. In particular, the elegant and colorful wedding kimono are popular among both Japanese and overseas customers.
*A professional hair stylist will bring out the very best of your charms.
*A professional photographer will capture a perfect moment at one of four different photo studios.
*The studio is partnered with and offers coupons for a number of neighboring Asakusa enterprises, including rickshaw services, restaurants, and cake shops. There are also events held to provide customers with a wonderful experience while visiting the Asakusa area.
Asakusa Hanayashiki, which opened in 1853, is the oldest amusement park in Japan. One roller coaster in Hanayashiki dates back to 1953 and is the oldest extant scream machine in the country. With a large variety of attractions, such as those that even newborns can ride or spine-tingling haunted houses, this is an amusement park that you can enjoy with your kids.
Put yourself in a festive mood for the ennichi, or traditional Japanese fair stalls, in the game zone. Another popular attraction is the Ninja Training Dojo, where anyone 5-years old and older can learn the requisite skills to become a ninja (reservations required). Hanayashiki even has an area on its rooftop with views of the main hall and five-storied pagoda of Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo Skytree(R) and other sights, making it a wonderful place to enjoy Asakusa sightseeing. The park is a three-minute walk away from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line, and a five-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and Tobu Skytree Line.
4.Phiten Asakusa Store
All Phiten products represent the company’s uncompromising search for health, as encapsulated in the slogan, “Everything we do, we do for your health.”
The store carries an extensive selection of products addressing the diverse needs of customers, including sports, wellness, and beauty products; RAKUWA series ; supporters; and items from apparel companies.
Phiten Asakusa Store is conveniently located near the station. There is one section in the store devoted to body-care products. The store features a hyperbaric chamber, which delivers extra oxygen to your body. The store also offers various accessories, such as bracelets and necklaces. Body care products, such as supporters and titanium tapes, are popular.
Please stop by for a moment of relaxation while you are sightseeing in Asakusa. International visitors can enjoy a tax-free shopping experience. Product descriptions are available in seven languages via a device set up in the store.
Furthermore,there are English speaker staffs.
5.Tokyo Japan Fishing
The pier is near Asakusa and Tsukiji Fish Market. Both are a 2-minute walk from the nearest station. Easy access! Fishing is a fun activity in Tokyo!Head for the fishing sites enjoying close-up views of famous Tokyo sites such as Skytree and Tsukiji. Boats are private rentals so you can board at the time you desire as well as select a course. One fish we target in particular is Japanese sea bass.
Our boats primarily fish with lures and avoid bait, so no need to worry about the smell. Many overseas visitors join us year-round. We rent out a complete set of fishing equipment so there is no need to bring anything! Our boats are limited to a maximum of four customers and have toilets, so beginners and women can also enjoy without worries.
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6.Luggage and Travel Bags | GINZA LIFE at Asakusa
Ginza Life Asakusa welcomes customers of many nationalities and is especially popular with Chinese tourists.
We are conveniently located across from Asakusa Station Exit 6.
Our suitcases are especially popular, with all items 5,250 JPY regardless of size.
In addition to suitcases, we also sell handbags and a variety of other bags at the same price, so many customers buy several bags at the same time. If you are unable to take your purchase with you, you have the option to have it delivered by mail. We offer a wide range of popular anello bags, from classic designs to the latest creations, all of which are currently available at a 10% discount.
Tourists from China can be assured we accept WeChat Payment and Alipay.
Why not stop by while sightseeing at Skytree® or Asakusa and enjoy the hospitality of our welcoming staff?
1-33-1, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
Asakusa Station （Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express）
1 minute on foot
- Phone Number 03-5828-0638
- Address 1-33-1, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
This traditional Asakusa sento (public bathhouse) was founded in the Edo Period. Its natural hot-spring baths use an odourless, blackish-brown water called kuroyu. Kuroyu is a cold (under 25°C) mineral spring that occurs naturally with underground water and contains dissolved organic substances such as grass and leaves. Bathing in this hot water warms your body to the bone, and the warmth stays with you.
A large mural of Mt. Fuji adorns the wall of this typical Japanese-style bath. Both male and female baths are equipped with hot-spring, milky-water, jet, pulse, open-air and cold-water baths as well as an electric sauna. As part of a refurbishing in 2009, hand-rails were installed in the baths to make them accessible to a wider age group. Necessities such as towels and toothbrushes are available for purchase. End your day of sightseeing in Asakusa with a traditional, piping hot bath. A three-minute walk from the No. 3 Exit of Tawaramachi Subway Station, or a five-minute walk from the A1 Exit of Asakusa Station of Toei Asakusa Line.
Directly connected to Asakusa Station so you don’t need to worry about getting wet in the rain, Asakusa Ekimise has over 150 shops. Matsuya Asakusa (B1, 1F, 3F) provides products like pre-made Japanese and Western meals, Japanese side dishes, Western and Japanese style confectioneries, and women’s clothing.
The Ekimise section extends from the 4th to the 7th floor and includes fashion items, miscellaneous goods and accessories, and traditional Japanese items and apparel. The 6th floor is home to the tax-free electric appliances shop Nojima, and on the 7th floor you’ll find the restaurant area where you can dine on Japanese dishes like sushi and udon noodles and items from Chinese and Corian cuisine. From the rooftop Halle Terrace, take in the view of the Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest stand-alone communications tower. The view of the city at night here comes highly recommended. This is a complex where customers the world over can enjoy shopping thanks to the telephone interpretation service and Tobu Free Wi-Fi (7F only).
* Telephone interpretation service available
* Tobu Free Wi-Fi available (7F only)
The Asakusa Shrine is located to the right of the main hall of Sensoji Temple. It was integrated with Sensoji Temple until the Edo period, but when the Gods and Buddha separation ordinance was promulgated in the Meiji period, it was separated from Sensoji and renamed Asakusa Shrine.
It is often called Sanja-sama or Sanja Gongen and is popular among the public. In the seventh century, two fishermen brothers picked up the statue of the Kannon of Sensoji Temple from Sumida River, and a monk consecrated it. The bodies of these three men are worshiped here as Sanja Gongen. The shrine pavilion was built in the same style as the Nikko Toshogu, in the Gongen-Zukuri style of Shinto architecture.The person who built it was Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty.
Although it has been 350 years since it was built, It still has relics of what it used to be, as it was spared from fires or earthquakes, and it has been designated as an important cultural property of the country. There was a renovation for repainting, and the bright colors were restored to delight the eyes of visitors. Sanja Matsuri, which is carried out on the third weekend of May for three days, is one of the of the Three Great Festivals of Edo. The festival is well known for the ”soul swing”, where portable shrines are wildly swung around. It is a seven-minute walk from Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa Station.
Enjoy yourself in the bright ambiance. We use specially ordered teppan grill at the counter on the 1st floor. We grill your okonomiyaki right in front of your eye.
Fluffy dough okonomiyaki is our specialty. The rich flavor from the chicken soup stock that has been cooked for three days is the secret for our vaunted taste. We also have a reasonably priced course menu.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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