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.
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.
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)
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)
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)