Sensoji Temple (Taito Ward, Tokyo)
Senso-ji Temple, located in Taito-ku, Tokyo, is the oldest temple in Tokyo and a famous sightseeing spot with the Kaminarimon Gate and Nakamise Street, which is widely popular with tourists from overseas. Sensoji Temple is also known as Asakusa Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, and attracts about 30 million visitors a year.
Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
The Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center in Taito Ward, Tokyo, has an information counter, ticket sales and foreign currency exchange on the first floor, an exhibition space on the seventh floor with panels showing viewpoints of Tokyo Sky Tree, and a free observation terrace on the eighth floor, where you can enjoy Asakusa sundaes and alcohol at the Asakusa Observation Cafe.
A Quick Note On The Japan Rail Pass Price Hike
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Kamiya Bar (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Kamiya Bar was established in 1878 and was the first bar in Japan. Today, the Kamiya Bar offers a traditional downtown atmosphere on the first floor, Restaurant Kamiya is for families and groups on the second floor, and Kappo Kamiya is a Japanese-style restaurant with a quiet and relaxed atmosphere on the third floor. The main building was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan in 2011.
Hotel Kaminarimon (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Hotel Kaminarimon in Taito-ku, Tokyo is a hotel adjacent to Kaminarimon, the main gate of Sensoji Temple, and is conveniently located as a base for sightseeing and business people in Asakusa. Some guest rooms offer a view of the Tokyo Sky Tree.
Asakusa View Hotel (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Asakusa View Hotel is a Tokyo Skytree Friendship certified hotel and a popular base for sightseeing in Asakusa, as well as a viewing spot for the Sumida River Fireworks Festival and Tokyo Skytree. Guests can enjoy eating and drinking from the Sky Grill Buffet & Bar Musashi while gazing at the view of the Tokyo Skytree soaring into the sky.
Asakusa Hanayashiki (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Asakusa Hanayashiki, located in Taito-ku, Tokyo, is a historic spot that was established as a flower garden “Hanayashiki” in 1853 at the end of the Edo period. In the Meiji era (1868-1912), playground equipment was installed, Japan’s first domestic coaster was born in 1953, and the tallest satellite tower in Asakusa was built in 1960.
Kaminarimon (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
The Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) of Sensoji Temple in Taito Ward, Tokyo, is the main entrance to Sensoji Temple, leading to the Nakamise, the Hozomon Gate, and the Sensoji Main Hall. The official name of the gate is Fu-raijinmon, and the statues of the Wind God on the right and the Thunder God on the left facing the gate are placed as the guardian deities of Senso-ji Temple.
Nakamise Street (Taito Ward, Tokyo)
The Nakamise shopping street of Sensoji Temple in Taito Ward, Tokyo, has a total of 89 shops, 54 on the east side and 35 on the west side, including souvenir shops, sweet shops, costume shops, etc., and stretches for about 250 meters. Various famous shops and long-established stores line the street, and you can enjoy delicious dumplings, yokans (sweet bean curd), thunder dumplings, doll pancakes, and more.
Asakusa Engei Hall (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Asakusa Engei Hall in Taito-ku, Tokyo is one of the four rakugo theaters in Tokyo, including Ikebukuro Engei Hall, Suzumoto Engei Hall and Shinjuku Suehirotei, and is located in the center of the entertainment district where you can enjoy rakugo, magic tricks and manzai.
Tokyo Sky Tree (Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
The Tokyo Sky Tree, located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, is be 634 meters tall when completed, making it the tallest freestanding radio tower in the world.