Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo: Hidden Gem Spot, Wearing in Kimono and Rickshaw Ride



Asakusa is easily accessible by public transport, offering iconic attractions like Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, and Tokyo Skytree. Its unique charm lies in the blend of historic sites, local street food, and a vibrant atmosphere, making Asakusa a must-visit destination!

This time, my friend and I explored Asakusa, wearing beautiful kimonos, having a fancy lunch, and enjoying a rickshaw ride, creating wonderful memories in this historic district!
It’s a recommended itinerary for exploring Asakusa, so I hope it enhances your trip experience in Japan✨
There are also hidden gems worth exploring, so please refer to them whether it’s your first time in Asakusa or if you’ve visited several times!

*Please note that the information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

10:55am Kaminarimon Gate(雷門)

Kaminarimon Gate is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Asakusa. It is a standard meeting place!
It is always crowded with people!
If you go there early in the morning, you can have the Kaminarimon Gate all to yourself✨

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Kaminarimon Gate is the main gate of Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, guarded by the Wind God and Thunder God. It is a popular sightseeing spot in Asakusa and is visited by many foreign tourists. Around the Kaminarimon is Nakamise-dori, where visitors can enjoy eating and shopping.

11:00am Asakusa Kimono Rental Daikichi(浅草着物レンタル大吉)

Because we are in Asakusa, we want to wear a kimono for sightseeing!
No reservation is required.

They even take pictures!

With the student plan, you can get dressed and photographed for 2,500 yen! ✨

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Kimono Rental Daikichi is a rental costume shop located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo. The shop focuses especially on kimono rentals, which are available without reservations. It is a good spot for those who wish to explore Asakusa in kimonos for sightseeing.

12:00pm Taiken Dining WASHOKU(体験Dining 和食 -WASHOKU-)

Asakusa x superb view x Japanese food – that’s what this restaurant is all about!
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Asakusa, not widely known but offering a delightful experience! It’s perfect for introducing foreigners to Japanese cuisine or enjoying a luxurious lunch with friends.

It is located about a five-minute walk from Kaminarimon Gate toward the Sumida River!

12 kinds of Obanzai plate

Obanzai refers to a style of Kyoto’s traditional home cooking, emphasizing local and seasonal ingredients in a variety of dishes. This lunch menu is supervised by a nutritionist.
You can enjoy a variety of tastes! There are also hamburgers and other menu items!

The view from the terrace is fantastic✨

There is also terrace seating overlooking the Skytree and Sumida River!

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Taiken Dining WASHOKU is a Japanese restaurant located in Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Located on the 5th floor of the building, you can enjoy a meal while enjoying the spectacular view of Asakusa. It is a hidden gem restaurant. It is also perfect for a luxurious lunch with friends. It is located about a 5-minute walk from Kaminarimon Gate.

1:00pm Nakamise Shopping Street(仲見世商店街)

The main street of Asakusa.
It is said to be one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan, with 89 stores and lots of tasty Asakusa street food!

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Nakamise Shopping Street is a shopping street located on the approach to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. The street is rich in Edo atmosphere, and is lined with long-established famous stores and gourmet spots where you can enjoy delicious Asakusa food. It is also a great place for a stroll at night when the lights are turned on. Many people take pictures of themselves in kimonos.

1:05pm *Closed: Oimoyasan Koshin Asakusa Denboin-dori branch(おいもやさん興信 浅草伝法院通り店)

In Asakusa, there are many stores that sell candied sweet potatoes.
Among them, this shop is located right next to Nakamise-dori!

You can’t eat candied sweet potatoes while walking around, so enjoy them in front of the shop before continuing your exploration.

*This shop is currently closed.

Too delicious!

A cup of candied sweet potatoes with five pieces! The outside is crispy, and it has just the right amount of sweetness.

It is recommended to share, as you may become full quickly!

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Oimoyasan Koshin Asakusa Denboin-dori branch, located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, offers delicious candied sweet potatoes. The shop is currently closed.

1:30pm *Closed: Food Sample Gallery(食品サンプルギャラリー)

Food sample figurines and key chains are sold!
It’s good for souvenir.

*The shop is currently closed.

Food samples really look like real food! Can’t believe that they are fake food!

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The Food Sample Gallery is located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, and is a place where food samples are displayed and sold. Ornaments, key chains, and other items are available for sale, making them perfect souvenirs. It is a popular spot where visitors can stop by and enjoy themselves. Currently closed.

3:00pm Ebisuya Tokyo Asakusa(えびす屋 東京浅草店)

This time, we made a reservation in advance for a rickshaw ride!
While visiting famous places, you will learn about Asakusa’s history, trivia, and recommended spots, which is highly recommended for Asakusa beginners ✨
You’ll have a very good time!

Cute stickers!

After getting off the rickshaw, we received a very cute sticker!
It seems to have a different pattern for each season!

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Ebisuya Tokyo Asakusa is a sightseeing rickshaw store located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Here you can take a rickshaw ride and learn about Asakusa’s history, trivia, and recommended spots from a guide while touring around Asakusa’s famous landmarks. It is highly recommended, especially for beginners of Asakusa, and you will have a great time.

3:30pm Nishi Sando Shopping Street(浅草西参道商店街)

The street is located on the west side of Nakamise-dori and Senso-ji Temple!
The atmosphere is also stylish and cute.

A lot of shops are available.

Great for Instagram photos!

There are many insta-worthy spots near the West Approach and Hanayashiki✨

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The Asakusa Nishisando Shopping Street, located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, is a shopping street that connects the main Kannon Hall and the six wards with an arcade. Located on the west side of Nakamise-dori and Senso-ji Temple, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of Asakusa. The stylish and cute atmosphere is also one of its attractions. This shopping street is loved by both tourists and locals.

4:30pm Suzukien Asakusa Main Store(壽々喜園 浅草本店)

Here you will find matcha gelato, said to be the strongest in Japan!

The richest flavored matcha in Japan!

You will definitely want to try this gelato when you come to Asakusa!
It is a collaboration with Nanaya, a matcha specialty store in Shizuoka Prefecture✨

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Suzukien Asakusa Main Store, located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, is a renowned tea wholesaler with a history dating back to the Edo period. Widely recognized for its matcha ice cream, the store offers seven different levels of matcha richness to choose from. With spacious eat-in areas but you need to choose either standing or sofa seating, it’s a popular spot. The sticky and delightful green tea bean paste dumplings are also popular. Conveniently located with a bus stop right in front, it’s easily accessible for a quick visit.

5:00pm Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (浅草文化観光センター)

If you are in any troubles in Asakusa, this is the place to go!
The information service, Wi-Fi and power supply are available for visitors! There are also clean restrooms.

This stylish-looking building is located across the pedestrian crossing in front of Kaminarimon Gate.

Beautiful view of Asakusa ✨

The top floor of the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center is an observation deck!
The amazing view spot to see the Skytree, Nakamise-dori and Sensoji temple! There is also a cafe attached.

The night view must look very beautiful too✨

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Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center is located in Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo. The building is designed with seven one-story houses stacked like building blocks, which fits the scenery of Asakusa. This is a spot that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, and strollers are allowed. From the observation terrace, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree, and at night you can enjoy a fantastic night view of Asakusa. It is open from 9:00am to 8:00pm, and is not closed on regular holidays.

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