Aug 31, 2015

shop#193 Kumazawa Book Store

Do you like Manga?

Kumazawa Book Store is opened recently on the 6th floor of Asakusa Matsuya (a department store). Here is a wonderful place for people who love Manga, because you can read 1000 sample Manga books. See a picture and you will see the word "見本", which means a sample copy. The comics are in Japanese, but it is one of the good ways to learn Japanese characters.

Aug 30, 2015

Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015

On August 29, 2015, the 34th Asakusa Samba Carnival was held in Asakusa.

Though it was raining slightly, a lot of people came to see this event.

shop#192 LISZT

LISZT is a sweets shop on the Denboin Street in Asakusa. Orange peel chocolate is very popular, but they also sell doughnuts, caramels and green tee leaves.

Aug 22, 2015

Halal Ramen, NARITAYA

Naritaya is located at Nishisando Street in Asakusa. Here is a halal restaurant and has a pray room on the 2nd floor.

Chicken Maze-Soba                                       No alcohol                   

Buy ticket at the entrance. Tell them if you want to pray first or eat first.

Aug 20, 2015

Ninja Training

The most famous Ninja anime in Japan is NARUTO. In the States it may be Ninja Turtles.

Would you like to be a Ninja? Experience first at Maruhana Ninja Shop located at Hanayashiki street. You can try 4 programs at 2,000 yen:

You can buy some Ninja goods here.

Aug 19, 2015

Sekai Cafe

This cafe is convenient for tourists. You can use free wi-fi and free 2 prong outlet. Halal foods and vegetarian foods are available. You can also buy a haral instant ramen. They have not a private pray room, but they can provide a space on a 2nd floor temporarily to pray.

Aug 18, 2015

shop#191 Asakusa Sannomiya Yakisoba

Here is a shop for yakisoba to go. The thick noodles are made by a noodle factory, Kaikaro Asakusa.

Located just in front of the ROX building along Kokusai Dori.

Aug 17, 2015

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri 2015

This weekend, a Matsuri at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, called Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, is held in Monzennakacho. It is known as Mizukake-Matsuri, which means a splashing water festival.

This festival is held around August 15 every year.
The nearest station is Monzennakacho station of Tozai Line and Toei Oedo Line.

Aug 16, 2015

shop#190 Custard Lab Tokyo

A new sweets shop called Custard Lab Tokyo opened recently at ROX 3G in Asakusa. It is like a Chou a la creme, but the shell is not soft but crispy because it is Danish pastry with custard creme inside. It was very good^^

shop#189 Fujiya

Fujiya is a shop selling Japanese Kimono and Setta (sandals), located along Nishi-Sando street in Asakusa.
When you buy Setta, choose Setta which is a little smaller than your foot. That is cool.

Aug 6, 2015

shop#188 Sekine

Sekine is located at the corner of Shin-Nakamise and Sushiya Street. This shop is popular for Shumai (steamed pork dumplings) among locals.

A pack of 10 Shumai is 475yen.

shop#187 shim

A new shop for rental Kimono is opened in Asakusa. Wear Kimono and go for a walk.

one-day rental: 9:00-20:00 / 5,500yen
half-day rental: 14:00-20:00 / 4,000yen