Asakusa Souvenirs: Check Out Some-no-Anbo for Traditional Japanese Towels

Asakusa is lined with many stores and it can be very confusing to choose the right souvenirs. This time, we would like to introduce you to some recommended high-quality sundries that you would be glad to receive, and that give a sense of Asakusa’s sophistication.

Asakusa’s recommended souvenir tenugui (hand towel)

We recommend tenugui hand towels, which can be used for a long time by anyone, regardless of age. Tenugui is an excellent item that can be used in various ways according to your own style. You can use it as a head covering when the sun is shining, as a wrap for your lunch, as a lap cloth when it is chilly, or as a hand towel, depending on your situation.

About a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station is a tenugui towel shop called Some-no-Anbo, which has a long history dating back to 1907. We recommend this tenugui cloth shop, which offers numerous designs from traditional Japanese patterns to colorful and cute designs. It is close to The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon and can be reached in about 3 minutes on foot.

About the tenugui towel shop Some-no-Anbo

Founded in 1907, this store specializes in tenugui hand towels, hanten, and dyed goods. In addition to tenugui hand towels, they also offer masks, aloha shirts, and other custom-made items such as happi coats, and big fishing flags. Each color is dyed by a craftsman one by one, and new items are displayed in the store every month. It is a pleasure to be able to choose a precious item to give to a friend or loved.

In fact, the staff at R restaurant & bar at The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon uses their items as well. The design with the logo of The Gate Hotel is stylish and eye-catching.


Asakusa Main Store

A variety of products such as tenugui hand towels and masks are available.
It takes about 3 minutes on foot from The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon.

Address 1-21-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
TEL 03-5806-4446
FAX 03-5806-4447

Asakusa Annex (Closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays)

Located near the main store in Asakusa, this store specializes in custom-dyed goods. They take orders for hanten, tenugui (hand towel), noren (bamboo blind curtain), etc.
It takes about 2 minutes on foot from The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon.

Address 1-21-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
TEL 03-5806-4445
FAX 03-5806-5955

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*Please contact the store directly for the latest information on business hours, holidays, etc.



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