Matcha and Sweet Potato Snacks in Asakusa

Our rickshaw ride around Asakusa was wonderful. After being dropped off, we decided to check out some of the places we passed by earlier. The first place was Kaminari Issa, a store that specializes in matcha desserts, drinks, and sweets.

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Kaminari Issa

I love my matcha. We walked around a bit and purchased a couple matcha confections.

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Matcha Shop

There were a few tables to sit down and enjoy your purchases.

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Snack Time

They even had matcha beer! I had to try it.

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Green Tea Beer
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Sweet Bean Matcha Balls
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Okoicha Beans

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Our matcha snacks and drinks were great. We then went to Matsumoto Kiyoshi. It’s the largest drugstore chain in Japan.

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Matsumoto Kiyoshi

Besides drugs and medicine, they also sell cosmetics, candy, beauty products, and more.

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Drugstore

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Sushi Socks

We walked back to Orange Street and stopped by Oimoyasan Koshin, a small shop that makes authentic daigakuimo (Japanese sweet potato).

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Oimoyasan Koshin Asakusa
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Orange Street
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Sweet Potato Confections
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Candied Sweet Potatoes

We tried the sweet potato sticks and cakes. Yummm.

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Snackin’
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Sweet Potato Cake

We walked around the streets lines with cute shops and stalls.

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We had to browse Don Quijote for a bit. On the way there, I saw a stand selling deep-fried croquettes.

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Deep Fried Goodies

I tried the squid and it was amazing. The breading was super crispy and the squid was so tender.

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Squid and Beef
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Don Quijote
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Kit Kats
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Tote Bags

After our satisfying snacks, we decided to walk to Sensoji Temple nearby. It’s one of the main attractions in Asakusa.

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Kaminari Issa
1-15-9 Hanakawado
Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
+81 03-6802-7948

Website

Oimoyasan Koshin
1-21-5 Orange Street
Asakusa, Taito-ku Tokyo
+81 03-3842-8166

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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