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.
I love my matcha. We walked around a bit and purchased a couple matcha confections.
There were a few tables to sit down and enjoy your purchases.
They even had matcha beer! I had to try it.
Our matcha snacks and drinks were great. We then went to Matsumoto Kiyoshi. It’s the largest drugstore chain in Japan.
Besides drugs and medicine, they also sell cosmetics, candy, beauty products, and more.
We walked back to Orange Street and stopped by Oimoyasan Koshin, a small shop that makes authentic daigakuimo (Japanese sweet potato).
We tried the sweet potato sticks and cakes. Yummm.
We walked around the streets lines with cute shops and stalls.
We had to browse Don Quijote for a bit. On the way there, I saw a stand selling deep-fried croquettes.
I tried the squid and it was amazing. The breading was super crispy and the squid was so tender.
After our satisfying snacks, we decided to walk to Sensoji Temple nearby. It’s one of the main attractions in Asakusa.
Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
1-21-5 Orange Street
Asakusa, Taito-ku Tokyo