Shop in traditional wholesale shops, in business since the Edo period
With Sumida River running alongside it, Asakusabashi is a district that spreads across an area of the Taito Ward. It has flourished as the street that leads up to Sensoji Temple and Kaminarimon.
Asakusabashi is the town of "handicraft". Markets and workshops of hina dolls (used as decorations for the Doll Festival on Girls' Day) flourished in the Edo period (1603-1868), and after the war wholesale clothing and textile shops thrived here too. To the east of Asakusabashi station you can visit the long established hina doll and hand fan shops, and to the west, the wholesale shops. In the recent years, emerging artists have started selling their work here, too.
・Visit long-established shops that sell beautiful, traditional handicraft of dolls and hand fans.
・Enjoy modern and present-day craftsmanship to the west of the station.
・Search for one-of-a-kind, unique souvenirs you will not find anywhere else!
・Agata Takesawa Building
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・On Monday, "Starnet Tokyo" and on Saturday "Morinotokei" is closed. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.
JPY 200~ per person
By the East Exit at the JR line, Asakusabashi Station