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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Gift Shops in Asakusa! (January 2020 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Gift Shops in Asakusa! (January 2020 Ranking)

Date published: 27 February 2020

Here are the most popular Gift Shops in Asakusa, according to leading travel website Live Japan! Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in the past month. Be sure to add them to your Japan travel plan when you visit Asakusa!

1.Phiten Asakusa Store

1.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.

  • Phiten Asakusa Store
    Phiten Asakusa Store
    ファイテンショップ 浅草店
    • Address Aqua Terrass Ull 1F, 2-20-3 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)
    • Phone Number 03-5246-6563

2.Kamata Hakensha

2.Kamata Hakensha

Kamata Hakensha was established in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1923. It's cutlery polishing technique has been passed down through four generations over approximately 90 years. Its carefully selected lineup of more than 800 products is a testament to its expertise and includes items that represent the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese methods as well as items produced with high quality control using modern equipment.

Products purchased here come with “name hand-carving” (free) and “polishing” (free only for original products) services and are suitable as souvenirs and presents.

Service 1 : Name hand-carving service
The shop offers while-you-wait “name hand-carving” (free) and “polishing” (with charge) services for purchased products, so be sure to ask.

Service 2: Knife polishing and sharpening
Kamata Hakensha also offers knife repair, polishing and sharpening services. Feel free to bring in any knives that may have lost their shape or chipped from use over the years.

  • Kamata Hakensha
    Kamata Hakensha
    • Address 2-12-6 Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0036
    • Nearest Station Tawaramachi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
      8 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3841-4205

3.Asakusa Kibidango Azuma

3.Asakusa Kibidango Azuma

The shop is famous for its kibidango (sweet dumpling made with mochi flour) that is covered with fragrant roasted soybean flour and is flavorful. The mochi is made of sorghum, which is a healthy grain. Available for eating in and taking away as a gift.

4.Sensu Senmonten Manyo

4.Sensu Senmonten Manyo

This is a store specializing in folding paper fans, dealing in ornamental fans, fans for using on hot days, and fans for traditional dancing. Come and see the extensive selection and original designs that only a specialty store provides (Japan-made).

The fans are beautiful, light, compact, and very popular with overseas visitors.
We also recommend them as souvenirs for visitors inside Japan, or as presents for any occasion.

* For wrapping, we use Japanese paper with a scattered gold and silver motif.

Folding fans have been produced since the Heian period (the 700s AD) and are among Japan's quintessential traditional craft items. They are widely used in everything from imperial ceremonies to shrines, temple ceremonies, weddings, noh plays, kabuki, traditional Japanese dance, tea ceremonies, rakugo storytelling and festivals. Take some time in the quiet store interior to pick out your fan.
We look forward to seeing you.

  • Sensu Senmonten Manyo
    Sensu Senmonten Manyo
    扇子 専門店 万葉
    • Address 2-15-2 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)
      4 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3843-1804

5.Asakusa Kokonoe

5.Asakusa Kokonoe

Asakusa Kokonoe, is a popular Agemanju store located in Asakusa, for which there is always a line. The manju is fried in oil and loved for its crispy yet puffy texture.

There are many varieties of fillings such as strained azuki bean paste, bean paste containing whole azukis, green tea filling, sweet potato filling, pumpkin filling, cherry blossom filling and custard filling. Care is taken to maintain the popular taste by using only ingredients made in Japan, including frying oil of the highest quality.

A deep-fried sweet called Yumekizuku, which is sold on a limited basis on the local ennichi (day of connection) on18th of every month, is also popular. Agemanju has become representative of Asakusa among all the many stores in the area, and is popular as a souvenir, but many tourists enjoy nibbling on the fresh made manju while walking around the area. The shop is located a 2-minute walk away from the Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station, the third store from the Sensoji Temple side on Nakamise-dori.

  • Asakusa Kokonoe
    • Address 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
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    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3841-9386

6.Fukumitsuya Asakusa Kaminarimon Store

6.Fukumitsuya Asakusa Kaminarimon Store

Fukumitsuya has a wide variety of carefully-selected Japanese souvenirs that will please foreign tourists, from traditional folk crafts to Japanese-style practical items. We have also developed our own original products that we carry items not sold in other stores.

In particular, we have confidence in the innovative designs (Kaminarimon, Mt. Fuji, ninja, samurai, etc.) and high quality of our original t-shirts, and they are our most popular items. We also have many types of magnets, which make for convenient souvenirs.

The store itself is small, but customers can fully enjoy the exotic and fascinating Japanese atmosphere, so please feel free to drop by.

In October 2010, we opened a sister store in Ueno's Okachimachi area.

This store will have items and capsule toy machines not available at the Asakusa Kaminarimon store. We're looking forward to your visit.

7.Asakusa Chochin Monaka

7.Asakusa Chochin Monaka

The popular ice monaka (bean-jam-filled wafer), in a size convenient to snack on while strolling, has eight flavors including azuki bean and powdered green tea. The ice is inserted after the order is placed so customers can enjoy the combination of the crispy texture of the wafer and the cold ice cream.

*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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