The COVID-19 pandemic has left Tokyo almost devoid of overseas tourists.
The city never rests, however, and has been busy making preparations for the day when we can all
travel freely over national borders. Tokyo carries on with the traditional, while always in the process of
recreating itself. Let me introduce some of these updates. Let’s start with Asakusa, a perennial favorite. Sensoji
Temple with its row of Nakamise shops used to be crowded with tourists. Recently, a new sightseeing route has been added
to make Asakusa more spacious and appealing in the post-covid era.
In June, 2020, Tokyo Mizumachi opened along the pathway linking Asakusa to TOKYO SKYTREE. The walkway starts
at Asakusa Station, takes you over the Sumida River and along Kitajikken River to TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN. Visitors can shorten the
distance between Asakusa and the TOKYO SKYTREE and avoid road traffic while enjoying the Tokyo shitamachi ambience. There are shops
that embody the Tokyo brand concept “the Old meets New”, leisure facility and casual eateries, a convenience store and a sporting
facility, not to mention WISE OWL HOSTELS RIVER TOKYO, comfortable and affordable community-style accommodations to welcome guests
from all over the world.
Let’s take a look at a few that offer more than just a bed to sleep in. Asakusa is home
to many other hotels offering so much more than a bed to sleep in. Asakusa Kokono Club is a theater, dining and
entertainment club, as well as a hotel. The 27 guest rooms on the upper floors run the gamut, from snug singles to
accommodations for six, to an elegant penthouse and terraced suites. The Dining & Entertainment Club on the first floor
is all about traditional foods. Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa has low-priced but tastefully appointed cabins featuring Japanese art.
One more thing, sushi is one of my favorite foods, and I’d like to introduce a great new spot to enjoy it in Asakusa: a best
conveyor belt sushi with special attractions. Kura Sushi in Asakusa ROX aims to promote Japanese culture; one of the Edo-era style flagship
of the Kura sushi chain. It also has traditional carnival games for the whole family. This is one of the best places to go these days.
SUMIDA RIVER WALK Map
A New & Attractive Hotels in Asakusa
WISE OWL HOSTELS RIVER TOKYOhttps://wiseowlhostels.com/rivertokyo/
Asakusa Kokono Clubhttps://asakusakokonoclub.com/eng/
Hotel Asakusa KANNONURAhttps://asakusakokonoclub.com/eng/
Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusahttps://www.resol-poshtel.com/en/
Hotel MONday Asakusahttps://hotel-monday.com/asakusa/ (Japanese)
HOTEL TAVINOS Asakusa https://hoteltavinos.com/en/asakusa/
ASAKUSA VIEW HOTEL ANNEX ROKKUhttps://www.viewhotels.jp/asakusa-annex/
Asakusa Tobu Hotelhttps://www.tobuhotel.co.jp/asakusa/en/index.html