Izakaya Hopping in Hoppy Street in Asakusa: Explore Showa Retro Drinking District



This time, I went to Hoppy Street in Asakusa and enjoyed bar hopping alone! Hoppy street is lined with a lot of retro izakaya shops with Showa era vibes, had so much fun of drinking from the midday!
I was very happy to be able to enjoy a glass of Denki Bran, a famous sake from Asakusa!
Hope this page will be helpful for your trip planning and enjoy your izakaya experiences✨

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

Travel Itinerary

Asakusa Station (浅草駅)

Start from Asakusa station.
Passing through Kaminari-mon Gate and Nakamise while enjoying sightseeing, then heading to Hoppy Street!

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Asakusa Station is a Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subway station located in Taito-ku, Tokyo, and is the gateway to Asakusa. It is often used as a base for sightseeing in Asakusa, as famous sightseeing spots such as Senso-ji Temple are nearby. Visitors can also enjoy sightseeing by rickshaw.

Koen Hondori (Hoppy Street/Nikomi Street)(公園本通り(ホッピー通り、煮込み通り) )

After a 10-minute walk, you will arrive at Hoppy Street, a popular spot lined with izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) with a oldtown atmosphere!
There are so many shops to choose from, it is hard to decide which one to go to.

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Koen Hondori (Hoppy Street,NikomiStreet), located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, is a drinking street lined with taverns 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) dishes are famous, and the taste varies from store to store. Hoppy, a drink mixed with shochu (distilled spirit), has also been a popular of the area for a long time. The restaurant is busy from noon onward, and visitors can enjoy a drink. The number of female customers is increasing, making it a spot where young women can casually enjoy themselves.

Asakusa-sakaba Okamoto Hoppy Street (浅草酒場 岡本 ホッピー通り店)

The first stop is Asakusa sakaba Okamoto, a long-established shop in business for more than 60 years.
The shop has a retro Showa-era atmosphere, with a counter, tables, and a tatami room.

A wide variety of beers, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages make this a great place for drinkers✨


Showa-era retro atmosphere

Drink Menu

Drink Menu 2

Hoppy white 450 yen


Ume Suisho (shark cartilage with plum sauce) 450 yen

Kaminari Highball 550 yen

Denki Bran with soda

Takobutsu (chunks of octopus) 450 yen

Pickled cucumber 300 yen

Soda Wari 550 yen

Plum wine with Denki Bran-based, 30 percentage of alcohol
At 40 percentage of alcohol, they call it “hell”.

Bonjiri (chicken tail) 170 yen

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Asakusa-sakaba Okamoto Hoppy Street Store is a long-established izakaya (Japanese style bar) located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, and has been in business for over 60 years. The interior has a retro Showa-era atmosphere, with a counter, tables, and tatami rooms available. With a wide variety of beers, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages, it is highly rated by the reviews as a perfect place for drinkers. It is the perfect place to enjoy a drink while enjoying the old-fashioned, nostalgic atmosphere.


The second stop is Tonpei, a food stall style izakaya.
The shop looks like a food stall with so many lanterns.

There were so many items on the menu that I had quite a hard time deciding what to order.

Lanterns hanging from the ceiling

At night, the shop is filled with customers!

Food Menu

Drink Menu

High Ball 600 yen


bamboo shoots

Mentaiko (cod roe) omelette 600 yen

Kushikatsu (3 pieces) 600 yen

Denki Bran (straight) 500 yen

A little hot, thick but easy to drink! It tastes soooo good.

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Tonpei is an izakaya located in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, where you can enjoy a food stall-style atmosphere. The shop is decorated with many lanterns, making you feel as if you are in a yatai (food stall).

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