10 typical Tokyo souvenirs in the Asakusa neighborhood
Coming to Japan, you definitely need to go to the Asakusa neighborhood. Here there are many interesting things for you to discover, and indispensable souvenirs with unique Japanese style.
A 1-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Kameju is a traditional sweets shop that always attracts long lines of diners. The must-try dish here is the dorayaki, which is limited to only 3000 pieces per day.
2. Hinode Senbei
Hinode Senbei is an old store with a history of more than 100 years, located at the intersection of Shin-Nakamise Street, a 1-minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station. The shop's most famous product is a hand-baked and sun-baked rice cake with a traditional soy sauce flavor.
3. Kimuraya Honten
Kimuraya Honten is located near Sensoji Temple, a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station. Since opening at the beginning of the Meiji period, the shop has continuously inherited and preserved its original taste. The cakes here use strictly selected eggs and flour, creating a very special soft and simple taste.
Funawa overlooks Orenji Street, an 8-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Toei Asakusa Line. This is a traditional pastry shop, famous for creating the delicious imoyokan and mitsumame in cafes.
5. Tokiwado Kaminari Okoshi Honpo
Tokiwado Kaminari Okoshi Honpo is located right near the Kaminari-mon gate - the symbol of Asakusa, a 1-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line.
Mangando's main campus is located on Orenji Street, a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station of the Toei Subway Line. The most famous dish of this shop is the imokin, so much so that whenever people talk about Mangando, they immediately think of this dish.
7. Asakusa Kibidango Azuma
Asakusa Kibidango Azuma is located near the Kaminari-mon gate, just a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station. This is a unique shop that recreates the process of making Kibidango that was sold at the gate in Nakamise in the Edo period
8. Toho Bairindo
Toho Bairindo is a charming antique shop with a lantern hanging at the entrance. It's about a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station, conveniently located near the Kaminarimon Gate.
Kozakura is a famous karinto shop owned by the luxury traditional restaurant Fukushima
Yohei opened its doors in 1982 and is famous for its agemochi deep-fried rice cake and still maintains its traditional rustic flavor to this day.
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