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Travel Tips

Take the Keisei Main Line train or Keisei Skyacces from Narita Airport to Asakusa station. 1

Asakusa is perfect for a day trip to explore Tokyo's oldest temple and traditional markets. Consider a rickshaw tour for a unique experience. 2

Introduction

Temples and Shrines

  • 🚪 Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate): The first of two large entrance gates leading to Sensoji Temple, symbol of Asakusa.
  • 🏯 Sensoji Temple: Tokyo's most famous and popular temple, built in the 7th century.
  • ⛩️ Asakusa Shrine: Also known as Sanja-sama, built during the Edo Period and survived the air raids of 1945.
  • 🌳 Dempoin Temple: Known for its beautiful garden, though not open to the public except during special openings.

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Shopping

  • 🛍️ Nakamise Shopping Street: Stretches over 250 meters from Kaminarimon to Sensoji Temple, lined with over 50 shops.
  • 🛒 Shin-Nakamise Shopping Street: A covered shopping arcade lined by various shops and restaurants.
  • 🍽️ Kappabashi Shopping Street: Nearly one kilometer long, lined by shops catering to restaurant businesses.
  • 🏬 Rox Department Store: A shopping and entertainment complex with a 24-hour supermarket in the basement.
  • 🚉 Tobu Asakusa Station & Matsuya Department Store: Terminal station of Tobu trains, with an eight-floor department store.
  • 🛒 Asakusa Underground Street: One of the oldest underground shopping streets in Japan, connecting Tobu Asakusa Station to Shin Nakamise Shopping Street.

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Other Attractions

  • 🏢 Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center: Offers tourist information in multiple languages, free Wi-Fi, a cafe, and an observation deck.
  • 🛥️ Sumida River Cruise: Operated by Tokyo Water Bus, offering sightseeing ships from Asakusa Pier to Odaiba and Hinode Pier.
  • 🌸 Sumida Park: A popular cherry blossom viewing spot in spring and site of the Sumida River Fireworks in July.
  • 🎢 Hanayashiki Amusement Park: Offers numerous attractions, including a small Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and carousel.
  • 🍺 Asahi Beer Tower: Hosts the headquarters of Asahi Breweries, with several restaurants and a craft brewery.
  • 🥁 Taikokan (Drum Museum): Exhibits drums from around the world, including Japanese taiko drums, which visitors can play.

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Dining

  • 🍷 Kamiya Bar: One of Japan's oldest bars, founded in 1880, known for its denki bran, a type of brandy concoction.
  • 🍡 Umezono: A traditional Japanese sweets shop that started in 1854, offering classics like anmitsu and oshiruko.
  • 🍵 Suzukien Nanaya Gelato: Claims to have the richest and most intense green tea (matcha) gelato in the world.
  • 🍞 Asakusa Kagetsudo: Famous for their jumbo melon-pan, a sweet baked bread, best eaten warm.
  • 🍤 Tempura: Numerous shops offering delicious deep-fried seafood and vegetables, a specialty since the Edo Period.
  • 🐟 Unagi: Established freshwater eel restaurants with histories of at least a hundred years, offering relatively expensive unagi dishes.

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Transportation

  • 🚇 Ginza Subway Line: Connects Asakusa to other parts of Tokyo.
  • 🚇 Asakusa Subway Line: Another subway line serving Asakusa.
  • 🚉 Tsukuba Express: Provides access to Asakusa.
  • 🚉 Tobu Railway: Terminal station for trains heading into the suburbs and prefectures north of Tokyo.
  • 🛥️ Tokyo Water Bus: Offers river cruises from Asakusa Pier to various destinations.
  • 🚉 From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Yamanote Line to Kanda Station and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (20 minutes).
  • 🚉 From Shinjuku Station: Take the JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (35 minutes).
  • ✈️ From Haneda Airport: 50 minutes by train.
  • ✈️ From Narita Airport: One hour 25 minutes by train.

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