Area Guide

浅草寺
東京スカイツリー
かっぱ橋道具街
Senso Temple
  As the oldest temple in Tokyo, Senso Temple is symbolic of Asakusa, affectionately known as the "Asakusa Kannon" to many people.Every year around 30 million people make the pilgrimage to the temple, and throughout the year many traditional activities can be enjoyed.
  The Nakamise shopping street which is located in the grounds of Senso Temple is one of the oldest in Japan. Ningyouyaki (traditional doll cakes) and Kaminariokoshi (sweet rice crackers) are only the start of the various souvenirs available in the gift shops that line the grounds and prosper all year long with large amounts of visitors.
  At night, the five story pagoda is lit up. It is beautiful and not to be missed.

(5 mimutes by walk)
Tokyo Skytree
  Tokyo Skytree, one of the most modern famous locations in downtown Tokyo, was recently revitalized and opened as a lookout on the 22nd of March, 2012.
  It is proudly the highest radio tower in the world (at 634 meters), and the elegant design encompasses the characteristics of a traditional Japanese building.
  Its illuminated lighting makes it unique among other buildings, and it is lit up with special designs during Tanabata (the Star Festival) and Christmas.
  The area surrounding Tokyo Skytree features Tokyo Solamachi, Konica Minolta Planetarium, Sumida Aquarium, shops, restaurants, and plenty of other leisure facilities. There is a shuttle bus from Asakusa to the Skytree.
(10 minutes by bus)

Kappabashi Dougugai
  The Kappabashi shopping street is 800 meters of shops that extends from nearby the Kikuyabashi crossing on Asakusa Dori St. to Kototoi Dori St.
  With around 170 stores, the shopping street is famous for being complete with every type of food related item, from cutlery, food preparation utensils, packing materials, to food samples, signage and uniforms.
  For a few days either side of the 9th of October, the Kappabashi Festival is held along with huge sales. Anyone from entry level chefs to seasoned professionals will find the item for them!
  There are also specialty shops and cafes, and with more media attention in recent years every day yields many visitors and tourists.
(5 minutes by walk)
上野アメ横
秋葉原
谷中
Ameyoko
  Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko for short) is a shopping district with over 400 shops. It is a 500 meter open air shopping district near Yamanote line at western side Ueno Station, extending to JR Okamachi Station.
  It is a must-see location where you can walk and enjoy many different shops, selling items from foodstuff, clothing, jewelry, and other goods. Not only is it great for shopping, but there are numerous food carts lining the streets, so you can enjoy a snack as you walk.
(15 minutes by train)
Akiba
In terms of electrical equipment, appliances and software, Akihabara has come to be one of the world's most prominent electronics marketplaces. Also known as "Akiba", it is a world renowned tourist destination, visited by people from all over the world. It is a hub for anime, games and idol groups, and other such Japanese culture phenomenons. Akihabara station is a central location on the Tsukuba Express Line, which was inaugurated in 2005. With many buildings in the surrounding area, Akihabara is enjoyed both younger and older generations alike.
(10 minutes by train)

Yanesen  
The area usually referred to as "Yanesen" extends from Taito ward all the way to Bunkyo ward, encompassing Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi areas. Many historical structures in the style of Edo-period Tokyo remain, making it a popular walking area.
  The Yanaka Ginza shopping street is an exciting area with many restarants and stores. With historical locations such Nezu shrine, one of Tokyo's ten main shrines, and home to many historical figures in the Sendagi area, as well as many cafes and stores, is a lively blend of classic and modern Japan.
(15 minuts by taxi)

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