Stylish (Hip) Asakusa - Delicious Treats
When you start to feel hungry as you stroll around...
Take a delicious break in Asakusa
When enjoying Asakusa, don’t forget the delicious treats. We've assembled some treats that you can easily dig into with relish.
Freshly made onigiri with the perfect balance (269 yen for salmon)
This is the oldest onigiri (rice ball) shop in Tokyo. They use Koshihikari rice, which is both sweet and sticky. The rice is cooked in a hagama cauldron at the shop, Tokyo-style nori seaweed is used, and the ingredients are carefully selected from all over Japan. "Onigiri is the ultimate soul food," says the proprietress. Just as claimed, eating delicious onigiri energizes and invigorates you.
3-9-10 Asakusa, Taito-ku
[Hours] 11:30-17:00, 18:00-2:00
(Closes when they run out of rice)
[Closed] Sunday afternoons / Wednesday evenings
The joy of stuffing your mouth with delicious bread (565 yen for a pack of ten small rolls)
This is a well-established bakery that was founded in 1942. The menu consists of just loaves of bread and bread rolls. The bread is simple yet flavorful, springy, and fluffy, and has many long-standing fans given its deliciousness that customers never tire of. They frequently sell out, so we recommend making a reservation by phone.
4-7-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku
[Hours] 8:00-17:00 (phone reservations accepted until 15:30)
[Closed] Sundays / holidays
Dorayaki that are masterpieces you'll line up to eat
These have an enormous size that is bigger than 10cm in diameter and feature uneven browning on the surface. The dorayaki (sweets made of sweet bean paste between pancakes) from Kameju, which cultivates an atmosphere that is completely different from ordinary dorayaki, are simply masterpieces (especially the pancales). When you bite into outside (panckes) of dorayaki, with its sweet scent wafting about it, you find a delicious taste that is unforgettable. No wonder lines form here every day.
2-18-11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku
[Hours] 10:00-20:00 (closes when they sell out of dorayaki)
[Closed] No fixed days off (about once a month)
Custard with unparalleled velvety smoothness
The treat found in this retro bottle is Asakusa silk pudding, which is famous as a new specialty from Asakusa. With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich egg flavor, it's so delicious it will bring a smile to your face before you know it. They are fastidious when it comes to the ingredients as well, such as their use of Okukujiran brand eggs and fresh cream from Hokkaido.
2-6-1 Komagata, Taito-ku
[Closed] No fixed days off
* With two locations in Asakusa and an Asakusa store specializing in silk custard.
Take a stylish, hip, and delicious break to try some treats like doll cakes and fried manju that you'll want to cross off your list when you're in Asakusa.