Asakusa

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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Tokyo rickshaw puller tells us why he isn’t staying home from work during coronavirus outbreak

He’s ready to run customers around the empty streets of Asakusa, even though he knows it’s not the safest choice.

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We try a traditional Tokyo dish of stewed loaches, encounter something we’ve never seen before

A taste of the Edo-period past, and a new encounter

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Ninja Castle in Tokyo has heartwarming message for foreign tourists in midst of coronavirus

Japanese shadow warriors work to “eliminate corona discrimination” in its tracks.

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We eat at Tokyo’s first vegan Japanese-style convenience store in Asakusa

Come with us as we browse the shelves and eat at the restaurant inside this vegan wonderland.

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Tokyo’s first vegan Japanese-style convenience store now open in Asakusa

Vegan Store offers vegan bento, onigiri, and more.

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This is Japan’s oldest tempura restaurant, and it’s awesome

Its founder started out with a street-side food stall in Japan’s samurai era, and his restaurant is still serving customers in Tokyo today.

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NINJA Café and Bar serves up shinobi snacks, drinks, and tours in Asakusa【Video】

For those looking to sneak in some treats to their trip to Japan.

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Hello Kitty rickshaw tours are coming to show you Tokyo in Sanrio style!

Japan’s cute character queen teams up with the coolest way to see downtown Tokyo’s most traditional neighborhood.

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What it’s like to rent a kimono and stroll around Sensoji temple in Asakusa for an afternoon

There are benefits to wearing a kimono while sightseeing in Tokyo, even if you’re travelling alone.

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Man arrested for attempting to rob Tokyo police with fruit knife

The “arrested” part probably goes without saying though.

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New gift shop featuring giant Hello Kitty storefront to open in Asakusa this spring

Sanrio’s new shop scheduled to open in Asakusa this coming April should be a Hello Kitty fan’s idea of heaven.

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We try cold soba with a creamy and delicious soy milk broth. It’s better than it sounds!

An unlikely pairing makes for delightful flavoring, and it’s vegetarian-friendly too!

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Maguro sushi meets soba noodles for a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably delicious combo in Tokyo

This Asakusa restaurant has two of Japan’s greatest foods, paired in a way nobody ever did before, and the result is amazing.

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Retro Showa-era cafe in Tokyo features good food and nostalgic game fun【Photos】

Visit this tucked-away cafe in a popular sightseeing area to experience the atmosphere of a place where time has stood still

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Japanese festival serves up juice in I.V. bags to keep you hydrated and healthy【Pics】

There’s no refusin’ this delicious transfusion!

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Tokyo’s famous giant Golden Poo disappears from view, but is it gone for good?

Some would be glad to see the Asakusa landmark go, but others dread the idea of a unique aspect of local architecture being wiped away.

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Asakusa’s Sensoji temple shocks store owners with sudden 16-fold rent increase in shopping arcade

Businesses in one of Japan’s oldest shopping strips are wondering if they can survive after the surprising new increase.

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Ukiyoe Heroes woodblock printmaker shares secrets of the trade with fun print parties in Tokyo

Spending time with a world-famous printmaking craftsman while creating your own handmade souvenir is one of the best experiences you can have in Tokyo.

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Test your wits and courage together in Tokyo haunted house where you must solve puzzles to escape

Escape from an Urban Legend looks to perfect the intriguing combination of scare houses and escape games.

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