There is a shopping area full of sweets and souvenir shops on a street called Nakamise street in Asakusa. But the fun doesn’t stop there! If you walk past this area, you will find other small side streets with hidden shops and cafes.

喫茶店01【New light】

1-33-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Serves Japanese food and sweets


1-20-3  Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Serves coffee and food


1-17-6 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Serves cake and coffee

As you can see, there are many nice coffee shops in this area!
From vintage to modern, each café has its own unique theme. Even though they’re coffee shops, each shop has a wide variety of foods to choose from; Japanese pastries, western pastries, etc. A great place for a nice relaxing time.
Let’s go inside one of the cafes!

Let’s go inside one of the cafes!


1-34-9 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Japanese style cafe

It says “Café,” but it’s a Japanese style café. The shop has a second floor where you can relax.
I ordered a dessert.


It’s called “Cream Anmitsu.”(クリームあんみつ)

Anmitsu is one of many Japanese sweets consisting of diced “kanten”(寒天) or agar gel, mashed beam jam, ice cream, fruit, and brown sugar syrup on top.



I’m pouring the syrup on it!

By adding the syrup, the mashed beam jam, light kanten, and ice cream all together create a very harmonious flavor. Fresh kanten and fresh fruit go so well together!
After enjoying the sweets, hot tea made me so happy.
This shop is located on the east side next to Nakamise Street.

I continued my café stroll!



1-36-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Serves coffee and cakes

I found a sign saying “English menu available” at some of the cafes, welcoming foreign customers.

喫茶店06【Fujita Café】

Near 1-32-7 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

It has a pale green wall inside and looks so cute.

It resembles cafes in Europe.


喫茶店07_2【SEKAI CAFÉ】

1-18-8 Oban build. Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

The entrance is covered with glass and absorbs sunlight so well.

The word sekai means ‘world’ in Japanese. They have menus for those who have a religious food culture or even for those who have food allergies. So you can see it’s friendly to everyone from all over the world.
Free Wi-Fi is also available at this café.

What did you think?

Asakusa not only has sweets shops and souvenir shops, but by strolling the alleys,
you’ll find cafes where you’ll experience something new!

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