Asakusa

How hard is it to break Japanese tiles like a karate pro?

This Tokyo store lets you write a wish on a tile to help make your dreams come true.

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Calling all fans of anpan! You can try 20 kinds of anpan at this specialty shop in Asakusa

We wish that our two favorites were sold in more places, too.

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Ukrainian sumo wrestlers take refuge in Japan to train for upcoming tournaments

What better place for them to train than the birthplace of sumo?

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Japan’s longest-running okonomiyaki joint and the birthplace of Hiroshima style — We visit both

A delicious battle of regional styles results in one full stomach.

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Three unusual Japanese curries to celebrate Regional Retort Curry Day

Plus, find out what it takes to register a special day like this in Japan.

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We spend a night alone in a stylish hotel that is also storage facility for works of art

Spend a little ‘me-time’ surrounded by beautiful art!

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346-year-old sweets store closes at Sensoji temple in Asakusa

Family pulls the final shutter down on one of the oldest Japanese sweets stores in the country.

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Ninja dojo opens in Tokyo’s Asakusa, offers courses in shuriken, stealth, and sensory perception

Japan Ninja Council wants to give visitors their first steps down the path of the shinobi.

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After trying 2,500 different kinds of Japanese curry, these experts have picked the top three

We get recommendations from someone who’s eaten more than 2,500 kinds of instant curry.

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Curry Land: A Mecca in Tokyo for Japanese curry fans

A unique store filled with curries from around the country, featuring unusual local ingredients.

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“The best curry I’ve ever had in my life, ever” comes from a Tokyo curry vending machine

There’s a lot of great curry inside this machine, but one in particular is really something special.

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Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions

Decades-old shops kept in families for generations could be shuttered as a result.

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Handsome Japanese rickshaw drivers get hot and steamy in their new music video

All to promote Japanese culture, of course.

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Anime girl holograms to start working as hotel staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

The Idolmaster cast will be waiting to serve travelers.

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An interview with one of Japan’s few female executives, the President of Dom Dom Burger

Shinobu Fujisaki talks of aiming to make Dom Dom everyone’s favorite burger joint.  

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Asakusa luxury – the best matsutake soba we’ve ever had at a price that can’t be beat

Enjoy the taste of autumn without breaking the bank!

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We try the new Dom Dom Burger with a whole fried crab — best fast food near Sensoji temple

New burgers mark the grand opening of a new branch at Tokyo’s historic amusement park.

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Tokyo tourist sites look eerily quiet without tourists 【Videos】

Empty streets at Sensoji and Shinjuku have us seeing the capital in a very different light. 

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Possibly the cutest hotel rooms in the world – Hello Kitty themed rooms to open in Tokyo

Mixing traditional Japanese design with modern cuteness!

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Sensoji temple at Asakusa gets a new giant lantern

While we were all social distancing, Tokyo’s most famous temple got a facelift.

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