Denbouin Street – The Traditional Edo Style Street
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo is Asakusa. Asakusa offers so many different things like Sensoji Temple and is in walking distance to Tokyo Sky Tree. However, this article focus on a unique area that will let you feel the atmosphere of Edo, Denbouin Street.
Why should you come to Denbouin street? First, Denboin street is gaining popularity among not only tourists but Japanese as well. This is because this place offers so much, from scenery to shops, this place truly creates a unique atmosphere. Although the street itself is only about 200 meters long, it is crammed full of specialty shops, restaurants, and a number of other businesses.
Don’t take this place lightly, you can do some serious shopping here. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or shopping for yourself, you will surely find something here. Souvenir shops will provide any number of gag gifts, but if you are looking for something more traditional, you won’t have to walk very far.
Midoriya – The Old Soba Restaurant
Photo Credit: asakusanioideyo.com
Like I mentioned before, it’s not only about the shops, Denbouin street has a plethora of restaurants for you to enjoy. Your choice of different cuisines including Japanese, Western, Chinese, Izakaya and Cafes. However, if you are looking for a traditional experience at a fair price, I would suggest visiting, my favorite, Midoriya.
Photo Credit: denbouin-dori.com
This small soba restaurant has been in Asakusa for 59 years. This restaurant really values its quality at a reasonable price. So if you are hungry, this place will surely satisfy you.
Address: 2-1-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM
*Close on Tuesdays
Website: Midoriya (Japanese)
Photo Credit: Takayuki Miki@flickr.com
When traveling in Tokyo, it is hard to pick a destination to visit, but I think Denbouin street is a must see. This place is really accessible and is centrally located. Whether you are looking to see the modern Tokyo or looking to get a taste of old Tokyo, you can find it here.
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Address: 2-3-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 min walk from Asakusa Station