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[ ASAKUSA with kids ] Must visit place in Tokyo

If this is your first time visit to Japan, I recommend ASAKUSA for the first day in Japan.

Asakusa is Japanese traditional downtown area, one of the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo.

Many unique things like below would attract both children and parents.

The First thing in Asakusa

Walking through Sensoji-temple would be good experience for all visitors. ( takes about 30min-1hours )


Kaminarimon-Gate” is your first destination.

It is the famous main gate toward Seisoji-Temple main hall, meanings “Thunder-bolt Gate”.
Huge red-colored lantern welcomes all guests.

Nakamise-Shopping Street

Then you will walk through this street with many souvenir shops toward Sensoji-Temple main building. (about 250m long and has 89 shops on both sides )

Authentic Japanese souvenirs, Retro toys, Street foods, Sweets,,, kids would be excited too.
No problem to go through with stroller, but might be too crowded depends on the day.


Then you will reach Main Hall of Sensoji-Temple.

It is the oldest temple in Tokyo, which has 1400years history. (Since 628, rebuilt several times in history)

Sensoji Temple is famous for fulfilling various wishes.
What your child would wish ?

How to enjoy Asakusa with Kids

Just walking around Asakusa is actually fun for everyone. But there are some ideas for children.

Enjoy Street foods & sweets

Asakusa is one of the latest trends spot of street sweets. Always new sweets shops are opening at somewhere.

Try everything kids or parents are interested in ^^

Goldenfish scooping

Goldenfish scooping game is one of the popular summer festival game in Japan. 
Kids loves it !!

Asakusa Kingyo is a shop for goldfish scooping game all year round, located in Asakusa Nishisando Shopping Street.

It’s small store itself, but this arcade street is fun to go through.

Asakusa Kingyo  (Official website, Japanese only)

Address : 2-7-13, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

Amusement park for small kids

Asakusa Hanayashiki is an oldest amusement park in Japan.
The size is quite limited which is good for small kids. (Rides are more for small kids compare with other amusement park.)
Both Japanese family and tourist from overseas enjoys its nostalgic & unique atmosphere.

Hanayashiki (Official website, in English)

Entrance Fee & Ride fee –>

*Opening hours changes sometime, please check this page before you go. –>
(English page does not have the latest info. check Japanese page)

Address : 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku 111-0032  ( Link to Google MAP )

(Photos from official site)

KIMONO experience

If you are interested in Kimono (Japanese traditional wear), Asakusa is the best place to try in Tokyo.

There are several Kimono rental shops in Asakusa – these are some shops has KIDS PLAN. (Not every rental shops has kids kimono)

*Most of kids kimono size are 80cm-140cm.

*Please note all rental shops requires reservation in advance.

Kimono Rental Wargo Asakusa ( Official website )

Adress : 4F, Rakutenji Asakusa Building, 2-6-7, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Link to Google Map) 

Ai wafuku ( Official website )

Adress : 1-11-1, Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Link to Google Map) 

Kimono Miyabi Asakussa station brunch ( Official website )

Adress : 2F, 2-20-8, Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Link to Google Map) 

Kimono Rentals YAE ( Official website )

Adress : 3rd Floor, 1-2-6 Hanakawado Taito-ku Tokyo Japan 111-0033 (Link to Google Map) 

(Photos from official site

Ninjya Cafe Asakusa

You can be Ninjya trainee here.
Wearing ninjya’s black clothes, you enjoy training and cup of drinks with family.
Only one room, not so large place itself.
( about 1h – 1.5h for total )

This store is by advance reservation only.
Please check official website for details.

Ninjya Cafe Asakusa  (Official website, in English)

Address : Toa-Asakusa mansion 1F, 3-27-14 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

(Photos from official site)

Hello Kitty Asakusa Shop (Sanrio)

If your kids like Hello Kitty – there are many Asakusa exclusive Hello Kitty products here.

Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Store  (Official website, in English)

Address : 1-17-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

Animal cafes

Dog cafe, Cat cafe, Rabbit cafe, etc.. there are several Animal cafes in Asakusa.

As Animal store close / open information changes quickly, please check official info before you go.

(Dogs) Mame-shiba Cafe Asakusa  (Official website)

Address : 1-29-3, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

(Cats) Cafe Calaugh Asakusa  (Official website)

Address : Asakusaekimae Bld.2F, 2-19-13, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

(Rabbits) Usagi Paradise Asakusa  (Official website)

Address : 2F, 1-23-7, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

(Photos from official site)

Indoor playground

It’s on 4F of Asakusa station building called “Eki-Mise”, good indoor playground for pre-school kids.
Parents also happy to take a rest. and good cost-performance.

Kid’s US.LAND Asakusa (Official website, Japanese only)
Kid’s US.LAND Asakusa (Asakusa-Navi website, English)

Address : Asakusa Ekimise 4F, 1-4-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan  ( Link to Google MAP )

Admission : Please see official website (about 1,500yen for weekday for one kid + one adult)

Baby/Kids clothes Nishimatsuya

Get reasonable baby/kids clothes and goods. Inside ROX shopping complex building, on 4F.

Nishimatsuya Asakusa  (Official website)

Address : ROX 4F, 1-26-5, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo ( Link to Google MAP )

Kids-friendly restaurants in Asakusa

Most of restaurants are kids friendly so no problem to jump in.

If you look for larger space ;

Aoi-Marushin (Tempura)

Tendon ( Tempura on top of rice) is one of most popular food menu in Asakusa.

This restaurant is close to Senso-ji temple, has many seats compare to other small restaurants (there are more seats on upper floors), baby/kids friendly, and of course good Tempura, Sushi, basic Japanese foods selections.

Aoi-Marushin (Official website )

Address : Asakusa 1-4-4, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032 (Link to Google Map)

(Photos from official site)


Kids friendly, Fun Sushi-Go-Round stores, So famous and popular for Japanese family.

But always long queue in the weekend.

To avoid long waiting, please read this “Guide for first visitors” and make reservation before you go.

Guide for First time Visitors ( Kura sushi official website )

Kura Sushi (Official website )

Address : ROX4F, 1-25-15, Asakusa 1-4-4, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 〒111-0032 (Link to Google Map)

Asakusa Yokocho (Izakaya food court)

Recently opened unique “Omatsuri-themed” food court.

Izakaya style, lots of photogenic spots with cute decorations!

Asakusa Yokocho (Official website )

Address : 4F, 2-6-7, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032 (Link to Google Map)

Asahi beer restaurant ”flamme d’or”

Do you know Asahi Beer?

It’s one of the top beer company in Japan, and their HQ is in Asakusa.

You see the beer-looking building, that’s the one.

And right next to Asahi Beer HQ, under big golden object, there is casual restaurant by Asahi.

Parents can drink real fresh Asahi beer, kids might enjoy fried chicken or sausages.

flamme d’or (Tabe-log website in English )

Address : 1-23-1, Azumabashi, Sumida City, Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google Map)

Enjoy Asakusa more

Take a photo with Asahi beer & Skytree

That’s another famous view of Asakusa – Asahi Beer company’s Headquarter building, Golden object, and Skytree tower in the behind.

What’s that ? People always asks…

The Golden colored object was supposed to be vertical when it’s planned, like fire flames.

But it turns out, too heavy to stand vertically. omg.

Then installed horizontally instead… Design VS reality issue happens sometime!

Try Traditional Japanese rickshaw

When you arrived Asakusa, you will see many guys on the roadside with special ride. It’s hand-pulled rickshaw.
They offers wonderful sightseeing experience on rickshaw.

*These are several companies of Rickshaw.
Ebisuya ( Official website )
Jidaiya ( Official website )
Tokyo Rickshaw ( Official website )

Where to find : at Street around Kaminarimon-gate, Asakusa

(Photos from official site)

Boat tour from Asakusa

There is boat cruise from Asakusa pier. It’s about 1h from Asakusa to Odaiba pier.

Please check official website for time schedule.

—> more about Boat Tour Around Tokyo Bay ( Link to details )

Tokyo Cruise ( Official Website)

Address : 1-1-1, Hanakawado, Daitou-ku, Tokyo, 〒111-0033 (Link to Google Map)

Tips for family with baby/toddler

There is rental stroller at Asakusa tourist center

There are 5 rental strollers for a day, and It’s free in charge!!

Combi stroller, specs for 1month ~ 4years old kids. (~18kg kids weight )

No reservation required, Returning in the same day, to the same place.

As stroller units limited, please understand it’s first come, first served based.

*Please see service details below.

Rental stroller inforation at Asakusa Tourist Information Canter (Link to info, Japanese only )

Address : 2-18-9, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034 (Link to Google Map)

Service hours : 9:00 – 19 :00

Take taxi if you move to Skytree 

Skytree is another major tourist spot near Asakusa.

Looks it’s near, but it would take about 30min if you walk with kids. And there is no good train station to reach there.

I suggest to take taxi from Asakusa to Skytree, which takes only 5min.

Skytree town is also large place to walk around – this is important for parents who want to sightsee this area efficiently.

Please save family’s energy and time.


Asakusa has developed from Sensoji-Temple, established 7th century.

The special atmosphere of energetic, good mixture of old Japan and new trends always attracts thousand of people from all over the world.

Asakusa would be an good starter for your family travel^^

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