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Asakusa One-Day Travel Itinerary in Kimono

Traditional Japanese costume Kimono is very suitable for the ancient setting of Asakusa. Therefore, many tourists, especially couples and groups of female friends, often rent Kimonos to wear while sightseeing.

In this article, we will suggest “One-day Asakusa travel itinerary for those who want to rent and wear Kimono”.
The content will include the best time to rent and return a Kimono, as well as the proper sightseeing sequence to help you enjoy Asakusa to the fullest.

If you are planning to rent and wear a Kimono to visit Asakusa, definitely read it.

Outline map of destinations mentioned in the article

9:30~ Rent and wear Kimono

There are many Kimono rental shops near Asakusa station. Most stores open from around 9:00 to 9:30 AM so you can rent Kimono early.

The process of registering and wearing Kimono usually takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour. The staff will assist you in wearing the Kimono, so you don’t need to worry if you don’t know how to wear it.

10:30~ Ride a traditional rickshaw to visit Asakusa

Taking advantage while the sun isn’t yet strong, you can rent a rickshaw in front of Sensōji Temple to explore Asakusa. The 10-15 minute service package is a suitable choice, with a rental price of about 5,000 yen for 2 people.

On the way, you can also ask the rickshaw puller to help you take photos at places you like.

11:00~ Visit Sensōji Temple and Nakamise-dōri Street

Kaminari-mon Gate

After finishing the rickshaw tour, head to Sensōji Temple.
The tour itinerary usually takes place in the following order: Kaminari-mon Gate Nakamise-dōri shopping street Main hall.

At the Kaminari-mon Gate, don’t forget to take a commemorative photo with the giant lantern 3.9m high, weighing 700kg. This lantern is not only a symbol of Sensōji Temple but is also considered a symbol of Asakusa.

At Nakamise-dōri shopping street, you can buy souvenirs or enjoy Asakusa’s specialty, Ningyo-yaki.

Finally, at the Main Hall, you can pray and admire the beautiful architecture of Sensōji Temple.

12:00~ Lunch and sightseeing on Nishisandō Street

Giant Melon-pan| Kagetsudo
(Source: https://asakusa-kagetudo.com/)
Goldfish scooping at Asakusa Kingyo

From the Main Hall of Sensōji Temple, you only need to walk about 3 minutes to reach Nishisandō Street.

In this area, there are many street foods that you can have for lunch.
Here are some famous special dishes:

  • Giant Melon-pan| Kagetsudo
  • Wagyu cutlet (Minchi Katsu) | Meijiya
  • Pressed Tempura | Asakusa Seisakujo
  • Matcha Crepe | Tabanenoshi
  • Onigiri with grilled eel | Asakusa Unana

After lunch, you can stroll through the souvenir shops located on Nishisandō Street, or experience the goldfish scooping game at the famous Asakusa Kingyo.

14:30~ Take souvenir photos on Azuma-bashi bridge

Azuma-bashi bridge

On the way back to the station to return your Kimono, you should stop by Azuma-bashi Bridge – a popular photo spot in Asakusa.

Azuma-bashi Bridge is red so it is very beautiful when photographed, especially when taken with a Kimono outfit.
From this bridge, you can also take photos of the Tōkyō Skytree Tower and the Asahi Beer Corporation Headquarters Building – a place famous for its unique architecture shaped like a fresh beer mug.

15:00~ Return Kimono

Kimono return time is usually set before 5:00 PM, however, to avoid crowding, you should return earlier.

16:00~ Rest at Sumida park

Sumida Park is located on the Sumida River

After returning your Kimono, you can go to Sumida park to rest and admire the scenery.

Tully’s Coffee Shop located along the banks of the Sumida River is an ideal place for you to enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the beautiful Tōkyō Skytree Tower.

18:00~ Dinner at Asakusa Yokocho

Asakusa Yokocho

The recommended place for dinner is Asakusa Yokocho, a unique food court where you can enjoy food while experiencing Japanese folk culture.
There are a total of 7 restaurants, serving famous Japanese dishes such as Sushi and Yakitori. At certain hours, you can also enjoy performances by street artists, recreating traditional festivals from all over the country.

Asakusa Yokocho is a great place to end your tour of Asakusa.


Above is a suggested itinerary for a one-day Asakusa trip, for those who want to rent and wear Kimono.

All destinations in the article are typical places in Asakusa, arranged in a reasonable sightseeing order so that you can move more easily when wearing Kimono.

Hopefully this article has provided you with a useful itinerary to explore Asakusa in a comprehensive and enjoyable way.


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