Asakusa is one of the most popular touristic sightseeing spots in Japan. Many foreign tourists name it as their favorite destination. Since there are many historical buildings such as temples and shrines, you can learn the Japanese culture and tradition. The other aspect is that there are many bars and “Izakayas” in the area and good for bar-hopping. In this issue we introduce the Izakaya “Azuma” in Asakusa.
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Izakaya “Azumaya” is located near “Tawara-machi” Station of Tokyo Metro” Ginza” Line. It is an old fashioned Izakaya popular among local people. A cheerful owner runs the place alone. It has many varieties of menu such as “Sashimi”, Asakusa croquette, “Oden” (boiled vegetables in soup), lightly pickled turnip, “Arani” (boiled bones of fish), etc. Fresh fish is dispatched from Sado Island and Kagawa Prefecture. Its “Sashimi” served a lot is excellent and would cost you Yen1,200 only. The prices are not expensive yet very delicious. Furthermore it offers many famous local “Sakes” such as “Kaze-no-mori”, “Dassai”, “Mutsu Hassen”, “Hiroki”, “Gassan”, “Hana Abi”, Okuno-kami”, etc. for just Yen600 a cup. For “Sake” lovers it is a must-go Izakaya. It is open as early as 03:00p.m. If you are not patient, start bar-hopping from here.
Recommended Menu 1: “Oden”
Since Izakaya “Azuma-ya” moved to the current location recently from another place in Asakusa, the restaurant is in a new and clean building. The cheerful owner makes excellent “Oden” which is second to none. It makes a good side dish and goes very well with the “Sake”. Believe it or not, each “Oden” would cost you just Yen100. Let’s enjoy it!
Recommended Menu 2: Asakusa Croquette
One of its specialties is Asakusa croquette. It is made with minced meat and potato. The uniqueness of this croquette is that it does not have a crispy skin, because usual croquette is crunchy outside. It is good for a quick bite and goes well with “Sake” as well.
Official site URL
Address & access
Address: 1-13-10 Kaminari-mon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
What is Asakusa?
The History of Asakusa
Asakusa had been a prosperous city for its commerce, culture and entertainments, even before “Edo” (today’s Tokyo) became the capital of Japan around 1600. The River Sumida had an important role for its development. As for “Senso-ji” Temple, the legend goes that a Buddha statue was picked up from the river at the place where the temple stands now. Many temples, shrines and people’s daily life in Asakusa would remind you of old days of “Edo”. Why not explore the history of Japan in Asakusa?
The Asakusa cuisines include not only “Edo Sushi” and a hot-pot of loach, but also buckwheat noodles for which “Towada” is popular. It is located on your right on “Metoro-dori” Street off “Nakamise” Street. It was founded in 1924. You can taste hand-made buckwheat noodles made of the first flour dispatched from “Towada” district in Akita Prefecture every day. Why not give it a try?
Guided Tour in Asakusa
Magical Asakusa Tokyo Pub Crawl Tour - Night Crawl through Tokyo’s Historical Town
Asakusa has many touristic spots such as temples, shrines, souvenir shops and the Sky Tree Tower. If you would like to enjoy Asakusa, why not join a guided tour. The guide familiar with the locals will take you to nice photogenic spots and Izakayas. You would have a memorable encounter with people.