When it was built in 1955, Asakusa Underground Mall became the third such structure in Japan, and it is now the oldest remaining. The mall is filled with a nostalgic atmosphere, as if you had traveled back to the Showa Era (1926-1989), with bare pipes on the ceiling and water leaking onto the floor. The 23 shops here include a very cheap barber (haircut: 700 JPY), yakisoba eatery (one plate: 350 JPY), DVD shop, Thai restaurant, sundry goods store with permanent discounts of 50–90%, fortune teller, Qigong shop, and printing shop. Each one is small (33 square meters) and fun to explore. A two-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
1, Hanakawado, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0033
- Nearest Station
･ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
･ Toei Asakusa Line
･ Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line)
･ Tsukuba Express
1 minute on foot