For people looking for a chilled, inviting and friendly place to drink, don’t look past Tokyo Knowledge. The bar is well known in Asakusa, with great tunes and an awesome vibe. Meet the owner, Kyohei, who is the man with all the knowledge! As an added bonus he is super friendly and bilingual (English and Japanese). He also offers a Japanese and English menu and free WiFi.
Generally, Japanese beers start from 500 yen, with High Ball and others from around 650 yen, but what’s more impressive is his range of beers and alcohol. Especially, the range of whiskies. He obviously stocks most of the Japanese range, including locally produced around the Tokyo area. In addition, he has a solid variety from around the world too.
The bar occasionally holds events too, so if you’re lucky enough to become a regular customer, basically as a second-time visitor, then you will get invites to his and other events happening around the area.
The single most important factor about this bar is how to acquire knowledge, and we here at FAQ Japan think it is a very simple process, but extremely vital to learn, via 3 easy steps:
- Mingle with the regular customers; or
- Use the free WiFi
Furthermore, the bar attracts a large variety of guests, from the local Japanese clientele to local living foreigners and tourists alike. Especially, considering the number of guesthouses and hostels in Asakusa and the surrounding areas, it is quite common to make new friends. The atmosphere also makes it easy to strike up a conversation with a perfect stranger and makes it an ideal place to meet new people or mix with the locals, either way, most customers are very approachable and polite, so don’t be shy now 🙂
Tokyo Knowledge Details:
Opening hours: Everyday 9 pm to late
Address: Asakusa1-7-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Or find the bar on google maps here.