There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in Asakusa, though no one should leave without trying senbei rice crackers, which are a speciality of the area. Asakusa is also known for its tempura and kaminari okoshi, a sweet made from rice, peanuts and syrup. The brandy-based cocktail denki bran is also a must, and can be enjoyed at a number of bars in the area. Asakusa is also home to Tokyo’s oldest geisha district.Shopping
Nakamise-dōri is the main shopping street in the area, with around 90 shops lining the 250-metre street that leads to Sensōji. Kappabashi-dori is known for its kitchenware and Japanese pottery and has been pegged as ‘Kitchen Town’, while Asakusabashi specialises in beads and other arts and crafts items.