Asakusa

Asakusa is a famous area of Tokyo city. In Taito ward, it is visited daily by Japanese people going to pray at Senso-ji Buddhist temple or Asakusa Shinto shrine and by crowds of foreign tourists taking photos of the impressive Thunder Gate, Nakamise shopping street, holy sites… In spring, “sakura” cherry blossoms along the Sumida river are also popular.

Yes in Japan news about Asakusa (read more):

  • 23 December 2016: Asakusa Tatsumiya re-open (kimono tumblers in Tokyo) {7 December 2016} - Temporarily closed, the shop Asakusa Tatsumiya specialized in kimono tumblers is moving closer to Asakusa subway station and will re-open just 10 seconds away from the famous Kaminari-mon red Thunder Gate on 23 December 2016! We will gladly accompany you afterwards during a shopping tour in Tokyo city, to buy a kimono tumbler at the […]
  • Tokyo tour: Asakusa for Muslims (with halal restaurants) {25 November 2016} - The Yes in Japan team organizes private & group tours in English suitable for Muslim tourists & businessmen in Asakusa, most famous tourist district of Tokyo and rare location of Japan with a choice of halal meals. In half a day, get photographed with the huge red lantern of Kaminarimon Thunder Gate, stroll in Nakamise […]
  • Travel tips for Tokyo: Rain or snow? Go to Asakusa area! (2015-2016) {10 December 2015} - Big rain or snow today during your stay in Tokyo or Yokohama? And you still have to explore the north-east of Tokyo? Go shopping and discover the Japanese culture and everyday life in covered areas: the modern Sky Tree tower, the culinary Kappabashi Dougu Street, traditional alleys near the holy Thunder Gate… Precise travel tips […]

Tour in Asakusa

Our agency Travel Stand Japan organizes Yes in Japan 1-day tours in English, French and Japanese including Asakusa area because it is exciting and packed with great Japanese things! Think about it when you plan your trip to Japan 🙂

Shopping in Asakusa

You may need a special guide or Get Japan map of Asakusa to find the best Japanese restaurant or shop matching your needs and tastes.

Housing in Asakusa

You can easily find a “ryokan” traditional inn, a hostel or hotel in Asakusa.

Access in Tokyo

Asakusa is easily/quickly accessed from the famous districts of Akihabara, Ginza and Ueno. Asakusa subway station is on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and on Toei Asakusa Line. Unfortunately for holders of a Japan Rail Pass, there is no Asakusa JR train station.