Tuesday, June 14, 2016

# Asakusa Travel ♪ Collecting all the must-visit spots in Asakusa! Eat! Play! See! Enjoy!

# Asakusa Travel ♪ Collecting all the must-visit spots in Asakusa! Eat! Play! See! Enjoy!
Are you ready to hang out with CANMAKE?

Located in the heart of Tokyo,
Asakusa, full of traditional atmosphere of Japan!

If you have been to Asakusa,
you definitely would like to take a memorial shot in front of Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon,  a representative symbol of Asakusa!

Street that is crowded with tourists from Japan and around the world,
gathering to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle and culture. 

by the way...
what are in Asakusa?

Surrounding by the modern buildings, 
various kind of snacks are sold on the street of Nakamise such as croquettes, sweet potatoes and etc. 
Sensoji Temple and the surrounding create a traditional and historical atmosphere, 
bringing you back to the Edo period. 

Come on! Put on the make up of CANMAKE,

Come on with us!

One of the most popular sightseeing spots

Stepping into the street of Nakamise, heading forward to Asakusa Senjoji Temple,
you will see many small stores selling Japanese groceries and snacks!

Not only Japanese, but also foreign visitors,
a lot of people will gather here in summer!

Because Sanja Matsuri, one of the Representative festivals of Tokyo,
is held here!

One of the representative Shinto festivals in Tokyo!

Three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo are...
Sanja Matsuri, Sanno Matsuri, and Kanda Matsuri.

Sanja Matsuri is held every year on the 3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday of May!
So don't miss it next year!

What is Matsuri?

Literally, it means festival.
In Japan, festivals are usually original of a local shrine or temple. 
Today, it tends to become kind of a celebration in our daily life regularly!

Wanna know more about what is going on in Asakusa?

<Japankuru Concierge Desk>

 Just the way out from the side of Sensoji Temple, 
go straight to reach the big red Torii!
Oh!!! Here you are!
Foreign Tourist Information Center is open on 4/16!

It is an area gathering a lot of artistic performers, and small theater,
so-called Asakusa Broadway. 
Besides, a new-opened facilities presenting items from all around Japan, called MARUGOTO NIPPON and tourists' favorite shopping spot, Don Quixote!

Japankuru Concierge Desk is located here!
Staffs speaking foreign languages such as Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean, etc. are available.
Feel free to drop by to get some info. for your trip!


A facility gathering all the specialty of all 47 prefectures of Japan. 
Local products, classical craftsmanship and food. 
A place to feel the charm throughout Japan here!


Where is JAPANKURU Concierge Desk (JCD)?
2-5-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, 
Open Hour: 10:00 ~ 19:00
(Not available on Sunday and Monday, and June 10, 11.
Sorry for the inconvenience)

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Let's get started here!

Where to stay?
A perfect hotel in Asakusa!
Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International
★Enjoy the view of both modern and traditional beauty!

Just a minute from JCD
A beautiful view of TOKYO SKYTREE
Delicious meal

Starting from JCD → Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International 
(Just a minute)

Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International
Address: 2-6-7 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Number of rooms: 270
Room types:
Standard Room Two Beds
View Room Two Beds
Premier View Room Two Beds
Corner Room Two Beds
Check-in/ check-out: 14:00/ 11:00
Homepage (English)

Nearby Station:
From Asakusa station of TSUKUBA EXPRESS    3-minute walk from Exit A1
From Asakusa station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line   8-minute walk from Exit 1
From Tawaramachi station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line   8-minute walk from Exit 3 
From Asakusa station of Toei Asakusa Line  8-minute walk from Exit A4  
From Asakusa station of Tobu Isesaki Line (Skytree Line)  7-minute walk

From Haneda Airport: 
By train: 55 minutes by Keikyu Line.
By bus: 65 ~80 minutes by Airport Limousine.

For your reference:
#Accommodation ♪ Enjoy the view of TOKYO SKYTREE ~Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International~ in front of Don Quixote

What to do ①
Kimono Experience

Wearing a beautiful Kimono 
and take a walk on the street of Asakusa!
Wow!!! Feel like a super star!

We recommend you to rent Kimono and Yukata at "TOKYO KIMONO RENTAL tansu-ya,"
newly opened in May 2016!

Just 6-min walk from JCD!

Starting from JCD → TOKYO KIMONO RENTAL tansu-ya 
(Just 6-minute walk)

* TOKYO KIMONO RENTAL tansu-ya (Shi-Nakamise shop)
1-33-1 Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo

TEL: 03-5828-5914
Open Hour: 10: 00~18: 00
※ Return before 17: 30!
official website (Japanese)

3,000 yen + tax  
take a walk in Yukata around Asakusa

* Plan
~Standard Kimono Plan 3000 yen + tax
※Kimono, belt, tabi, simple hair setting are included.

~Premium Kimono Plan 5000 yen + tax
※Kimono, belt, tabi, simple hair setting are included.

~Men's Kimono Plan 4000 yen + tax
※Kimono, belt, tabi, simple hair setting are included.

About 40-min is required. 
Above plans are for one day service. 
You can add 1500 yen + tax  to extend until 12:00 the following day. 
Remember to notice the staff in advance. 

For reservation

What to do ②
Take a memorial shot in front of Kaminarimon

A popular spot in Japan even among elementary, junior high and high school's students!

Starting from JCD → Kaminarimon 
(Just 6-minute walk)

Wear a CANMAKE makeup to take a walk in Asakusa 

Passing through Kaminarimon 
We have came to Nakamise-dori street

Don't you wanna get some souvenirs?

What to do ③ 
Experience Japanese yadai(Food stalls)

Takoyaki, okonomiyaki  and other sweets?

What to do ④ 
Rickshaw ride

Same as the general transportation, 
across the road in rickshaw
with friends, family, or partners. 

No worry of communication problem with the rickshaw riders!
They speak pretty-well English!

One area
2,000 yen /person 
3,000 yen/.2 persons

What to do ⑤
Take the memorial studio photos

Transforming into a Kimono Beauty in Asakusa at Nanairo Studio!

Starting from JCD → Asakusa STUDIO Nanairo 
(Just 6-minute walk)

Asakusa STUDIO Nanairo
2-17-8 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3843-7716
Hours: 9: 30~19: 00
※ last order 17:00
Official website (English)

For Reference

What to eat ①

Melon-bun (4000 pieces sold a day)
A lot of celebrities in Japan have come and visited!
Recently, it is introduced by many TV programs as well!

Starting from JCD → Asakusa Kagetudo  
(Just 2-minute walk)

Asaskusa Kagetudo  
2-7-13 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3847-5251
Open Hour: 9:00 ~  sold out
Asakusa Kagetudo (Japanese)

There you are!

Why so popular?
・size bigger than your face
・freshly baked

By the way, 
though it is called "Melon-bun,"
no actual melon is used lol
Just its appearance is like a melon...

One more secret!
Three time of fermentation compared to the ordinary bread.

Instead of 60-90 minutes, 
3-hour is taken!

200 yen each
500 yen/ 3 pieces

What to eat ②

Special matcha sweets Kaminari Issa 

Starting from JCD → Special matcha sweets Kaminari Issa 
(Just 6-minute walk)

Special matcha sweets Kaminari Issa  Asakusa Main Store

1-15-9, Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo 
TEL: 03-6802-7948
Open Hour: 9-18:00
Official Site: 

Rediscovering the charm of green tea

Are you green tea lovers?
Try some chocolate and cake!
You can try before purchasing!

(left) 650 yen tax included
(Right) 1,590 yen tax included

No ice cream, 
no summer!

Rich green tea flavor! 

Green tea ice cream 500 yen

What to eat ③

Age- dango (fried dumpling)

Opened on the same day as JCD
Interesting texture!
Oh! It is the same group of the famous takoyaki shop in Japan!

Come and have a try!

Open Hour: 10:00-20:00

Sweet and spicy 

- Isobe-yaki  (Isobe = Seaweed soy sauce base)
 - Sweet and spicy (Original sauce: Soy sauce and sugar)
- Wasabi Soy sauce (Soy sauce and Wasabi)
- Sesame Shichimi (Sesame and Shichimi)
- Kinako (Soybean flour)
- Red bean

120 yen each
720 yen for 6 

What to eat ④

Sushi Shop

A new brand of sushi-go-round
1. order to make
2. touch screen panel
3. freshly made sushi will then arrive in front of you through the rail

Reasonable price!

Starting from JCD → Sushinova  Shin-nakamise store
(Just 3-minute walk)

Sushinova  Shin-nakamise store 
1F Taito building, 1-22-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-5246-4334
Open Hour: 11:00 ~23:00 
Last order: 22:30
Take out is available
Payment Method: Cash / Credit Card
Official website (English):

What to see?

Kappabashi Kitchen knife shop

- reasonable (tax free)
- More than 1000 types 
- Used by world famous chefs

If you are interested in cooking, 
come to take a visit!

Starting from JCD → Tsubaya
(Just 5-minute walk)

3-7-2 Nishi- asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3845-2005
Open Hour: 9:00 ~ 17:45 (weekdays) // 9:00 ~ 17:00 (days, holidays)

HOPPY- dori street

Hoppy is a kind of carbonated beer!
Come to have one and experience the life style of the neighborhood!

"Let's link the world and share our Japanese stories!"

JAPANKURU is made up of words JAPAN & KURU (来る).
KURU  means to come in Japanese. 
So JAPANKURU means to come to Japan!

JAPANKURU has websites and a number of social network platform,
 sharing stories and latest information in Japan and communicating with people around the world everyday on the Internet!

Then, on April 16, 2016, 
the real communication spot has started in Asakusa in Tokyo!
There you are!

Like our new FACEBOOK

We have staffs speaking multi-languages there everyday 
providing information and suggesting travel idea of Asakusa and Tokyo, as well as Japan!

Where is JAPANKURU Concierge Desk?
2-5-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, 
Open Hour: 10:00 ~ 19:00
(Not available on Sunday and Monday)

Wear a CANMAKE makeup to take a walk in Asakusa 

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