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Enjoy Autumn in Asakusa

Asakusa Touroue

Asakusa Touroue is held from September 13 through 27. Many Tourou (lanterns) light up the alleys in Sensoji. Visit at night.

Ozashiki Odori (Geisha dance)

You can see a dance by Geisha at Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center on Saturdays (see below). The tickets will be available at the Center from 10:00 each day on a first come first served basis. Free of charge.

Day:
September 6, 13 and 20
October 4, 11 and 25
November 1, 8 and 22

Time:
1st stage: 13:00-13:30
2nd stage: 14:30-15:00

Shitamachi Donburi Grand Prix

The 56 restaurants in Taito-ku are in a food battle of Donburi. You can eat various kinds of Donburi (bowl) topped with beef, chicken, tempura, sushi, pork cutlet, eels and so on. Find an orange banner in front of a restaurant in Asakusa, Ueno, Asakusabashi, Negishi and Yanaka. Eat and vote by September 28. You can get a brochure at a tourist information or check the website.

http://www.shitamachi-food.com/index.html

by Keiko, OTT

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