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Every time I go to Tokyo, I always make time for a trip to Asakusa. This time we took a different route to get there. After visiting Tsukiji fish market, we took a 45 minute boat ride from nearby Hamarikyu Detached Garden up the Sumida River. This is how the Japanese traditionally travelled to Asakusa and you'll see a very different side to Tokyo.
I love walking up the busy stall-lined Nakamise-dori and looking at the traditional toys and food products such as thunder rice crackers. The little streets and alleys running off the main drag are also worth a visit. You'll find small traditional shops selling knives, paper, fans and other artisan products.
At Asakusa I like to have lunch at Daikokuya, famous for their tendon or tempura donburi, with their house soy-based sauce.
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