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The unique nightlife in Traditional Asakusa

Top 5 Underground Asakusa bars to grab drinks

Thinking about going out to Asakusa bars for a night out? It’s almost impossible to come to Japan and never explore the beauty of Asakusa. Apart from the traditional side of Asakusa, there are many unique bars and nightlife in Asakusa. If you want to figure out where to drink in Asakusa, you should definitely check these bars out!

This place is the home to some of the most traditional Japanese architecture such as the iconic Kaminarimon gate, Sensoji Temple and geisha houses. In the Nakamise streets packed with more than 50 tiny shops, you’ll find traditional Japanese sweets and gifts that are perfect as souvenirs. You can also devour the savoury dishes of tempura and unagi in the city, after a quick stroll along the Sumida River where you can see the cherry blossoms during in spring. 

Find out more about the different Japanese drinks, Japanese beers, the special strong zero you can get in Japan and how to prepare for a night out in Tokyo.


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Bars in Asakusa

Qulu Qulu

Qulu Qulu
Credit: ZulYusmar

Although we focus on bars and clubs for FLIP Guide, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit this lil ‘shop when it comes to where to drink in Asakusa. Pink is what you will see at Qulu Qulu but it’s done in a way that doesn’t result in a headache. They serve good cafe food and desserts, and also a few cocktails. It’s a great spot to grab some food before heading on your night out.

Nui Bar Lounge

Nui Bar Lounge 
Credit: Hostelz

Not just your regular hostel, Nui Hostel has a stylish, relaxing and laid back bar that’s open to not just hostel guests but the public as well. Nui Hostel has a wide selection of cocktails and you can no doubt spend hours and hours at this spot, chatting up all kinds of fun people!

R Restaurant and Bar

Located on the 13th floor of the Asakusa Gate Hotel, this local favorite is known for its floor-to-ceiling windows. Almost every seat allows for amazing views of the surrounding cityscape, featuring both Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree. The kitchen also serves some delicious and visually stunning French cuisine.

Kamiya Bar

This legendary watering hole was established in the late 1800s, and is the oldest western-style bar in Tokyo. Kamiya Bar is really a quintessential Asakusa experience, a little noisy and a little smokey, and plenty old-school. This place is legit.

Flamingo

This classy, quiet and intimate bar is a time capsule back to the 30s. The food is delicious, and the cocktails are even better. Flamingo isn’t too expensive either, though there is a 1000 yen cover charge, but it’s well worth it. The dimmed lighting and sophisticated decor make Flamingo perfect for date night.

Do you like these bars in Asakusa? What do you think about the nightlife in Asakusa? Got more interesting places to recommend to us? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Want to check out different underground and local areas of Tokyo? Click on the area you want to explore and let us give you a tour of some of our favourite spots from famous places to underground spots! Tokyo nightlife: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, Nakano, Shimokitazawa, Asakusa, Koenji, Akihabara and more!

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We host our own bar tours regularly as well! We take you to all kinds of unique and underground locations around Tokyo, with anywhere between five to fifteen international guests! We’ve also lived in Japan for years and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have, ranging from history, and culture to society and nightlife! Come join us for a great night!

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Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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