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5 Attractions for Just 1,000 Yen! Enjoy Asakusa on a Budget
One of the charms of Asakusa is that there are many things you can enjoy here for a reasonable price. This article introduces five places to see and enjoy in Asakusa for only 1000 yen in total!
Asakusa is a great place to visit if you wish to see and experience traditional Japanese culture. Even just being there and looking around the streets is great fun. Besides, it's one of the busiest destinations for visitors coming to Japan from all over the world.
But did you know that you can enjoy the best of what Asakusa has to offer on a low budget? We introduce five facilities and treats in Asakusa that you can enjoy for only 1,000 yen in total!
1. Free Admission! Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
In Asakusa, you'll want to see the Kaminarimon Gate and visit Sensoji Temple. There are, however, many other wonderful places that you should know about! Drop by the Asakusa Culture Tourist Infromation Center to get tips on how to enjoy this area to the fullest.
At this facility, you can charge your phone, use free WiFi, exchange currency, or just take a break. We highly recommend going to the observation terrace on the eighth floor to enjoy the panoramic view over Asakusa and the Tokyo Skytree area!
The building was designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma; a modern structure, it uses glass and wood in order to blend in with Asakusa's traditional atmosphere.
2. Enjoy Delicious Ramen for 330 Yen!
While exploring Asakusa, why not stop and enjoy a Japanese favorite for lunch: ramen. At Ramen Menmaru, a bowl of simple yet delicious ramen in a soy-based broth will only cost you around 330 yen. The soy broth is really tasty and many customers line up for lunch so make sure to plan your visit in advance.
3. Free Admission! Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center
The Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center is a facility dedicated to the artisan crafts that flourished in the Tokyo area since the Edo period (1603 - 1868).
Admission to the museum is free and you can enjoy exhibitions of traditional crafts ranging from woodworking to glassware. Every Saturday and Sunday, traditional craft artisans hold demonstrations and workshops, giving visitors unique insights into Japanese traditions.
4. Just 130 Yen for 30 Minutes! Cycling Around Asakusa
Asakusa is full of traidtional charm and the best way to explore it is on foot or by bicycle.
HELLO CYCLING is a convenient local bicycle rental service. You can find service counters within the Sumida Park Bicycle Parking Lot or the South Underground Bicycle Parking Lot of Tsukuba Express Line's Asakusa Station.
Rental fees start at 130 yen for 30 minutes. For each additional 15 minutes, you'll be charged 100 yen. However, if you rent the bicycle for one hour, it will cost only 330 yen.
5. 390 Yen: Try Real Matcha Gelato
Now that you managed to do some exercise on your rented bike, why not get some bittersweet matcha gelato ice cream?
You can try the richest matcha gelato in the world at Suzukien Asakusa. The gelato is available in either a single or double scoop and comes in either a cone or a cup. A unique point of this shop is that the price of the gelato isn't based on scoop size, but depends on how bitter the gelato is. A single scoop costs from 390 yen to 700 yen, and the double ranges from 500 yen to 920 yen.
Once you take a bite, the fresh flavor of the matcha really spreads on your tongue. Suzukien Asakusa is located 10 minutes away from Sumida Park.
Enjoy Your Time in Asakusa!
So, what do you think of these fun, free and almost free things to do in Asakusa? If you would like to see more of Asakusa or try something you might have missed before, these are definitely bargains not to be missed!