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Kappabashi and its Many Tasteless Treats

kappabashi dori
A short walk from the temples and tourist attractions of Asakusa, sits a part of Tokyo known as Kappabashi or Kitchen Town. Although the area has made it on to the radar of a few travelers in recent years, it’s still over-looked...

Ambling Asakusa Tour: A Tour of Old Tokyo Part 3

Asakusa Temple
After a leisurely boat ride along the Sumida River, you will arrive in Asakusa. The history of this neighborhood dates back to the Edo period. At that time, warehouses used for rice storage filled the neighborhood. At the turn of the 19th...