Denpoin Garden – The Secret Gardens of Asakusa

Denpoin Garden is the stranger hidden inside Asakusa's well-known Tokyo downtown district full of tradition, culture and history. Whether it be via the infamous Sensou-ji (浅草寺) Temple, 5 Storey Pagoda, Kaminarimon gate (雷門 -...
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Metal Bar God Chappie (ゴッドチャッピー) – Asakusa, Tokyo

If you thought heavy metal music themed bars couldn't be lively, bright and full of red velvet, think again. Located in the back streets of Asakusa, close to Sensoji Temple. God Chappie offers up...

Cafe Byron Bay – Asakusa, Tokyo

For people looking for a very chilled out, almost hippy-like atmosphere, head on over to Cafe Byron Bay. Here they serve a variety of tasty meals, with great drinks, service and a peaceful vibe...

Journey in Japan Part 46: Bridges and Balloons

Today I rent a bright red bicycle, and cycle over the Sumida River, toward Ryogoku. There is a row of parked bicycles, each with a bright purple sticker featuring today’s date. I want to park...

Journey in Japan Part 61: Ticket to (almost) Ride

Today is Christmas Day. I wake up at 4 am with a Christmas party hangover. It is too early to think, but I have things to do. Today my friend is arriving in Japan...

9/22 Aussies In Asakusa present: Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls Extravaganza

On Saturday 22nd September 2018, and just for ¥3500 you can enjoy all you can drink, including beer from a select menu plus Aussie home-made meat pies and sausage rolls. Join our international community at...

Journey in Japan Part 47: Round, round, get around, I get around

This weekend a local event is taking place known as ‘A-Round’, short for, Asakusa Around. Sixty-nine different stalls, cafés and galleries have signed up for the event. I am fortunate enough to have been invited along...

Journey in Japan Part 53: In the Land of Spuds and Money

Today I overslept. It is 4 pm when I finally crawl from my bed. Having missed most of the day, and without a plan, I decide to head to Asakusa to find something to do. When...

Journey in Japan Part 32: Pyrotechnics and Parade

I wake up at 5 am to the sound of a drunk man in our dormitory room. He spends fifteen minutes trying to open his locker, before giving up and leaving the room. It’s...

Journey in Japan Part 39: Last Day of Summer

Today is the Autumn Equinox; officially the day that summer ends and autumn begins. The weather seems to have forgotten about the shift in seasons, and has kindly gifted us with a clear sunny...