Thinking about hitting up Asakusa bars for a night out? We’ve got you covered.

It’s almost impossible to visit Japan and not explore the beauty of Asakusa, renowned for its traditional Japanese architecture, including the iconic Kaminarimon gate, Sensoji Temple, and charming geisha houses. Wander through the Nakamise streets lined with over 50 quaint shops, offering traditional Japanese sweets and gifts perfect for souvenirs. Afterward, indulge in savoury delights like tempura and unagi before taking a leisurely stroll along the Sumida River, where you can admire the cherry blossoms in spring.

As you explore Asakusa’s cultural treasures, don’t forget to also indulge in its vibrant nightlife. In this blog post, we list unique Asakusa bars waiting to be discovered, offering a taste of both tradition and modernity in this enchanting district. So, after immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of Asakusa’s historical landmarks, venture out and experience the eclectic array of bars that await you!

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Nui Bar Lounge

Top 5 Underground Asakusa Bars: 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

Credits: Asakusa Gate Hotel

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.


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.

Enjoying Asakusa’s Nightlife Deligts

As you venture into the depths of Asakusa’s nightlife, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of hidden gems and unforgettable experiences. From traditional izakayas to chic cocktail lounges, each bar offers a unique glimpse into the district’s rich tapestry of culture and excitement. So, gather your friends, follow the glow of neon lights, and embark on an epic journey through Asakusa’s top underground bars for a night to remember!

With its blend of historical charm and modern allure, Asakusa promises an evening of discovery and adventure at every turn. Whether you’re sipping sake beneath the shadow of ancient temples or dancing the night away in a trendy speakeasy, the district’s underground bars offer something for every taste and preference. So, step off the beaten path, explore Asakusa’s hidden treasures, and make memories that will last a lifetime in this dynamic hub of Tokyo’s nightlife scene!

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