Discover Old Town Tokyo: Take a Day Trip from Asakusa Station, Stroll Down Hoppy Street, and Enjoy a Cruise Experience



I have the desire to explore a part of Tokyo I haven’t discovered yet, so me and my friend took a stroll in the old town area!

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Travel Itinerary

12:50pm Asakusa Station

The trip starts at Asakusa Station! It takes about 5 minutes to walk to your next destination.

Spot Overview Asakusa Station is a gateway to Asakusa, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei. Located in close proximity to famous tourist attractions like Senso-ji Temple, it is frequently utilized as a base for sightseeing. Visitors can also enjoy sightseeing by rickshaw.

1:00 pm Komakata Dozeu Main Store

Went to the Komagata Dozeu main store, which has been in business for over 200 years, to try the Dozeu Nabe (Loach Hot Pot), a dish I had been curious about for a long time. I was intrigued by the taste that has remained unchanged since the Edo period.

A very tasteful exterior

Sometimes, they are also holding a cultural lesson where you can learn about Edo’s food culture, performing arts, and crafts.

Atmospheric interior!

The restaurant has tables, but if you want to enjoy the atmosphere, you should go to the tatami room on the first floor.

Dozeu Nabe (loach hot pot)

Overwhelmed by its appearance, but when you bring it to your mouth… it’s delicious! You can add green onion (free of charge) that go well with it, or shichimi(seven-flavor chili pepper) or karashi(mustard) to your liking.

Spot Overview
Komakata Dozeu is a restaurant specializing in dojo (loach) cuisine located in Taito-ku, Tokyo, and has been in business for over 200 years. Each floor of the restaurant offers a different taste and atmosphere in a space that retains its original Edo period atmosphere. The restaurant is also ideal for banquets and dinners.

3:00pm KONCENT Komagata Main Store

The store offers about 200 items ranging from cooking utensils to fashionable accessories, with a focus on household goods. (*The photo below shows the Kuramae main store, which closed on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. It has now moved to the Komakata main store.)

Bath products and toothbrush stands

The soap dish is made of diatomaceous earth, which absorbs moisture. I can’t believe how stylish yet functional it is!

Too cute bear-shaped dish

It seems to be a plate for children, but adults can use it too..!


It’s a stress relief squeeze ball with human face! I can’s stop touching it lol

Unique accessories

Some are made of gum, some are made of string, some are made of paper. There are many things that you cannot find in the other stores!

It’s crowded with people!

Spot Overview
“KONCENT Komakata Main Store” is a manufacturing base located in Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo. The store offers a wide variety of fashionable and unique sundries, including approximately 200 household goods, cooking utensils, and accessories. (*The photo shows the Kuramae main store, which closed on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. It has now moved to the Komagata main store.)

3:45pm from afar

The store is located in a refurbished old building, featuring an antique interior with a charming European atmosphere—perfect for those moments when you want to relax.

There’s also a counter seat


The calm atmosphere

Flower shop in next door

The brightly colored flowers healed me!

Peach Jelly and au lait glace

The peach jelly (650 yen) was juicy and delicious, with a luxurious amount of cutted peaches!

The beautiful two-layer of au lait glace (650 yen), made of coffee and milk.

Spot Overview
“From Afar” is a café in a renovated old printing factory in Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo. You can enjoy drinks and sweets in a European atmosphere surrounded by antique interior design. Flowers are also sold at the entrance. Magazines, books, and photo albums are also available, allowing you to relax even on rainy days.

5:00pm Hoppy Street

Since we had come all the way to Asakusa, we also went to Hoppy Street.

Hoppy Street in the evening

Hoppy Street, which is always busy, is recommended if you come a little earlier in the day because it is not crowded!

Spot Overview
“Hoppy Street” is a drinking district in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, with a number of izakaya and bars that are busy from noon. Many of the stores have a nostalgic old-fashioned atmosphere and are visited by both local regulars and tourists traveling to Tokyo. In particular, “nikomi” (stewed dish) is famous, and the taste varies from store to store. Hoppy, a drink mixed with shochu (distilled spirit), is also a big seller and has long been a favorite. The area is bustling with people from noon onward, making it a great place to enjoy a drink in a row.

5:05pm Asakusa-sakaba Okamoto

Have a drink here in the old-fashioned, nostalgic atmosphere.

Hoppy Street is also called “Stewed Street

The beer entrée is the stewed motsu (stewed meat intestines) (600 yen).

It’s simply the best, melting in your mouth.

Toast on the terrace

It’s nice to be able to drink in the evening.


Spot Overview
Asakusa-sakaba Okamoto in Hoppy Street is a long-established izakaya in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, that has been in business for more than 60 years. The interior has a retro Showa-era atmosphere, with a counter, tables, and tatami rooms. With a wide variety of beers, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages, it is highly rated as a perfect place for drinkers. It is the perfect place to enjoy a drink while enjoying the old-fashioned, nostalgic atmosphere.

7:00pm Monja Yagata Ship Edomaekisen

A great event to conclude the trip! We came to the location “Shinkiba Station”.

For your first yagata ship experience, the Edomae Kisen offers all-you-can-eat monja, a old town gourmet food, a Japanese-style pancake resembling Okonomiyaki but with a more liquid consistency, at a reasonable price. Don’t forget to make reservations in advance by phone or online.

Free shuttle bus service is available!

There is a shuttle bus service from the station, so you can get to the ship stop without getting tired & lost.

Waiting area of the ship

The ship’s waiting area displays a variety of objects, so there is never a boring moment while waiting.

Good atmosphere on ship

The inside is tatami matted and there is an iron plate in the middle of the table.

More than just monja

It is also nice to have a variety of side dishes! The waiter beside me carefully taught me how to cook it so that even a beginner like me could cook it well!

With great views

The view of Odaiba from the sea was exceptional! Fun times pass in an instant, don’t they?

Spot Overview
The “Monja Yagata Ship EdomaeKisen” offers a amazing ship experience. While cruising around Tokyo’s symbolic “Odaiba” and “Rainbow Bridge,” passengers can enjoy Tokyo’s specialty, Monja-yaki, at a reasonable price.

The tour ended with an extraordinary cruising experience ✨ Enjoyed old town Tokyo to the fullest!

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