Asakusa

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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Travelers can destroy roof tiles with martial arts strikes at new business in Tokyo【Videos】

Tired of temples? Asakusa entertainment spot will let you bust up some kawara.

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Watch the dying art of the punch perm, a quintessential Japanese hairstyle, in Mr. Sato’s new ‘do

Mr. Sato experiences a classic of Japanese hairstyling from the Showa Era to get in touch with… Eh, okay. He lost a bet.

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Tokyo all-you-can-eat ramen buffet costs less than 10 bucks and is near city’s most famous temple

Perfect place to pig out on pork stock ramen is waiting for noodle fans in Asakusa.

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Pac-Man rickshaw rides available for a limited time around Asakusa’s famous Senso-ji temple

The magical rides include mysterious “invisible” ghosts chasing the carriage, which can be seen by passers-by.

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Pokémon GO delayed in Japan? Time for us to transform into Pokémon ourselves and meet fans!【Pics】

A wild Satochu appeared!

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Japanese candy craftsman creates new line of lollipops with traditional summer themes

Designed to resemble traditional uchiwa fans, these exquisite lollipops are amongst the prettiest sweets in Tokyo.

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