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added on : December 12, 2022
Slip on a kimono and experience traditional Japanese culture at Asakusa Yokocho, a new dining complex that opened in July 2022 near Tokyo’s famous Sensoji Temple. The hall, located on the fourth floor of the Tokyo Rakutenchi Asakusa Building, boasts seven restaurants and a kimono rental shop, and hosts performances of well-known Japanese matsuri (festival) dances and reenactments of Edo-period (1603–1868) courtesan processions called Oiran Dochu.
Live performances of some of Japan’s most famous festival dances, such as Shikoku's Awa Odori and Yosakoi and Okinawa's Eisa, are held tableside as well as on the street out front, and add excitement and authenticity to the experience. After enjoying a meal and entertainment, you can even extend your Japanese cultural experience with a kimono-clad stroll to nearby Sensoji Temple, browsing Asakusa’s bustling shopping streets for souvenirs along the way. Kimono rentals include a kimono, accessories and dressing. Reservations can be made online, but same-day rentals may be possible depending on availability.
Bright colors, glowing lanterns and other festival decorations ornament Asakusa Yokocho, creating a festive atmosphere enhanced by the matsuri music playing in the background. The food on offer is casual and includes yakitori chicken skewers, sushi, grilled eel and Korean food. Of course, beer and other alcoholic beverages are also on offer.
|Address||4F, 2-6-7 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo|
|URL||Asakusa Yokocho (JPN)|
For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.