Asakusa : 13 Best Things to Do in 2019

From Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Skytree, Best Things to Do in Asakusa Tokyo 2019

Representing a mixture of traditional and modern side of Tokyo. Asakusa is home to Tokyo’s oldest temple “Sensoji” and the center of downtown district of the city. As well as historical sights and nostalgic vibes, you can extend your day-trip to the magnificent Tokyo Skytree easily. Here are best things to do and see at Asakusa area, Tokyo in 2019!


1. Information Centre

Once you reach Asakusa, go visit Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center for tourism information. As well as guidance in Japanese,English,Chinese and Korean, they offer free wifi and use of internet PC. The 8 storied building has a cafe, exhibition hall and also the observation deck on 7th floor with a great overlook view of Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple.

Access: :1 min walk from Asakusa Station Exit 2

Hours: 9:00~20:00 (observation deck until 22:00)

2. Sensoji Temple

The symbol of Asakusa. Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo and the most popular landmark of the city.

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3. Nakamise Street

Nakamise is a small street connecting the front gate and the main hall of Sensoji temple. This small street is full of local shops and food stalls and it’s a great place to taste local flavour.

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4. Kappabashi

Kappabashi street is located between Asakusa and Ueno. It’s an arcade dealing only with kitchen tools and fascinates chefs internationally.

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5. Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a new must-visit place in Tokyo today. The new symbol of Tokyo. The tallest building of the country and the second in the world has been fascinating millions of tourists. Enjoy seeing the stunning architecture design of the tower as well as the breathtaking over look view of Tokyo and the neighbouring cities!

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6. Sumo Morning Practice

The Sumo district, Ryogoku is located next to Asakusa, and there are many Sumo training rooms located in the area where guests can enter and watch wrestlers’ morning practices.

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7. Hoppy Street

Hoppy Street is a famous drinking district where numbers of small Izakaya bars gather. The name of the street refer to the infamous alcohol beverage “hoppy” which you should definitely have a try!

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Explore the nightlife of Asakusa by hopping 3 lively local food alley in the backstreets with local guide đŸ™‚ “Asakusa Night Foodie Tour” by Magical Trip is one of the most popular food tours in Tokyo today! Click the link below for more details!

8. Hanayashiki

Hanayashiki is the most historic amusement parks in Japan that originally opened as a flower park in 1853. Visitors can enjoy retro and rustic attractions.

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9. Sumida Park

The pleasant park located along Sumida River, offering scenic view of Tokyo’s downtown area including Tokyo Skytree. It’s one of best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo.

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10. Udon Making

There are various kinds of cooking classes available in Tokyo today, but this Udon making class held in Asakusa area is one of the most unique and extraordinary for tourists! Make traditional Japanese noodle, Udon from the scratch, taste it with delicious Tempura toppings and also learn about Japanese culture with a friendly local teacher!

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11. Rickshaw

Rickshaw is possibly the best way to explore this historic town of Tokyo! Ebisuya is a long-established rickshaw company organising a day tour around Asakusa neighbourhood.

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12. Sumida River Kayaking

If you wish to try something more exciting than usual in Tokyo, this activity could be perfect for you. Kayaking on the great Sumida river with a Tokyo’s downtown view.

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13. Sanja Matsuri

Tokyo’s biggest, wildest festival, Sanja Matsuri is held at Sensoji Temple in every May.

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See the most highlights of Asakusa in one day! “Asakusa Cultural & Street-food Walking Tour” by Magical Trip is a popular walking tour in Asakusa area. Visit the popular Sensoji Temple, try local snacks at Nakamise shopping Street, walk along the famous Kappabashi Street and more! Check out more details on the link below and book the tour đŸ˜‰

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