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Updated: May 13, 2019
Born and raised in Hokkaido, Kosuke Kajiwara spent years building his knowledge of popular travel destinations as a rickshaw puller. From Otaru to Kyoto, to Kamakura, he’s carried travelers to scenic spots all by the power of his own two feet. Kosuke came to Asakusa five years ago, after a brief stint as a shop owner in Yufuin. Now he works as the head of rickshaw company Ebisuya’s Asakusa branch, and spends his days guiding customers to lesser known locations.
Asakusa's real charm lies in the long history of the area and the friendliness of its residents. The only way to experience authentic Asakusa is to visit the many hole-in-the-wall shops dotting the area behind Sensoji Temple, which the locals affectionately call "Kannonura".
Visit Tokyo > Places The Locals GoDiscover Tokyo from different angles by locals in the know > A knowledgeable rickshaw puller shares some of his favorite places around Asakusa's Kannonura area