There are many sightseeing spots in Asakusa that are popular among Japanese and foreign tourists. There are also lots of izakaya (Japanese gastropub) where you can enjoy local cuisine and bar hopping for your nightlife. This time we’ll show you Rokumonsen Honten (main store) where you can eat local cuisine monja in Asakusa.
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Recommended monjayaki restaurant in Asakusa④
Rokumonsen Honten (main store)
“Rokumonsen “is a small restaurant with typical friendly atmosphere of old town.
They have many regular customers but also tourists. So by that it’s easy to enter for the person who has never eaten monjayaki. They tell how to eat monjayaki. Their opening hours are around noon till night. They don’t have break time. So you can visit when you are a little bit hungry or want to drink alcohol early in the evening. It used to be monjayaki was a snack eat at dagashi-ya( Japanese snack store). The opening hours of Rokumonsen is related to the history of monja. We recommend you to eat monja as a snack. You can taste traditional monja at Rokumonsen. They have more than 150 menus with basic dough. “Camembert Cheese monja” that is whole camembert cheese on top of the monja, “Pizza monja” which taste good with tomato and cheese. Let’s try the taste.
Recommended menu① Camembert Cheese monja
There are lots of menus of monja. We recommend you to try “Camembert Cheese monja”.
You must be surprised when you see it. They use camembert cheese from Denmark. Melting camembert cheese is delicious with alcohol drinks.
Recommended menu② Gyusuji (beef tendon)monja
Gyusuji(beef tendon) monja. Gyusuji and monja are popular local cuisines in Asakusa.
So you can eat them once. Gyusuji is also popular as a snack. That’s why gyusuji is also
suitable for ingredient of monja and tastes good with alcohol. Let’s try it with beer or Hoppy (beer-flavored almost non-alcoholic drink).
Official Web Site
Address：1-16-9 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo
Open hours：Monday – Friday 11:30 - 22:30
Saturday / Sunday / Holiday 11:30 - 22:30
What is Asakusa?
History of Asakusa
Asakusa is a “Shitamachi” well-known as a temple town of Sensō-ji temple and culture town from old days.”Shitamachi” means old town for common people. There are many temples, shrines in Asakusa. So that lots of people visit this town and bustle at Nakamise Street. These people also visit restaurants that is why local cuisine in Asakusa became successful. Around year 1600, the capital of Japan moved to Edo (current Tokyo). Because of the reason, Asakusa became more prosperous for entertainment, business. Let’s take a walk and find history of Asakusa.
Enjoy eating at Asakusa!
Popular local cuisine in Asakusa are monja, gyusuji nikomi (stewed beef tendon) and soba noodle. There are many good soba noodle restaurants in Asakusa. One of them is “Towada” . You can find this restaurant when you walk from Nakamise Street to Metro street then turn right. They use daily buckwheat flour from Towada in Akita prefecture. We recommend you to try “kuretsubo soba” and “kamo seiro”.
Recommended tour with a guide in Asakusa
Magical Asakusa Tokyo Pub Crawl Tour- Night Crawl through Tokyo’s Historical Town
Join a tour with a guide for enjoy Asakusa. The guide will guide you to the places for good photo opportunities and izakaya.(Japanese gastropub). Have an exciting night in Asakusa with a guide and other guests of this tour.