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Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, most famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. There are several other temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals.
Asakusa has a completely different atmosphere from other cities such as Shibuya, Ginza, Roppongi, and Akihabara in Tokyo.
You can see temples and shrines
Speaking of representatives of Asakusa, there are also temples and shrines such as “Kaminarimon” and Sensoji Temple. In addition to Sensoji Temple, Matsuchiyama Shoden, one of the “Seven Fukujin of Asakusa Famous Places,” and Imado Shrine, a power spot for marriage, are also popular.
You can experience food samples
The most interesting culture that has developed uniquely in Japan is the “food sample”. A food sample is a model of a dish placed in a restaurant. It is believed that it has been used since the Taisho and Showa eras.
Food samples can be found at the specialty store of “Kappabashi Tool Street” right next to Asakusa. There are also shops where you can touch and experience making samples yourself.
You can eat dishes and sweets unique to Japan
Everywhere in Asakusa, there are many traditional Japanese sweets shops and restaurants that have been around for over 100 years. Of course, there are many shops where you can eat traditional Japanese food such as sushi, soba, and eel, as well as Nakamise-dori, which is popular for eating sweets.
And if you go a little behind the alley, you can also find an izakaya (a shop that mainly enjoys alcohol) visited by locals. There are also famous bars like Hoppi Street.