You can do a lot of sightseeing at Asakusa and you can visit the famous temples and shrines. If you are a Japanese culture fan, you will love this place. Special icecream flavors, lots of Japanese souvenirs, yummy street food are just a few of my favorites here! ^^
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That pretty girl at the right is our friend, Carly!
Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo‘s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives.
Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.
Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally “man powered vehicle”). A 30 minute tour for two persons costs around 8000yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available.
Asakusa is served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line, Tsukuba Express and Tobu Railways. It can also be accessed by the Tokyo Water Bus.
From Tokyo Station
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Kanda Station (2 minutes, 140 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).
From Shinjuku Station
Take the orange JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 170 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).
After spending the morning around Asakusa area, you can visit the Tokyo Sky Tree which is just nearby. Take the train TOBU SKYTREE LINE from Tokyo Skytree Station. Click here for the access guide / train map~
The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark ofTokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away fromAsakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as “Musashi”, a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base.
Ashley and I posted a blog entry about Tokyo Sky Tree before too! : ) Tokyo Solamachi is a must-visit shopping / entertainment area. Lots of kawaii characters to hoard in this area so pockets, beware!
Tokyo Solamachi (lit. “Tokyo Sky Town”) is the large shopping, dining and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree. It features over 300 established and original shops and restaurants and would be well worth a visit even without Japan’s tallest tower on top of it.
Solamachi offers a wide variety of shops that include many unique establishments specialized in goods such as salt from across Japan and the world, food samples and traditional Tokyo crafts. An entire floor with original souvenir shops offering character goods, Japanese interior design and snacks, should be of particular interest to foreign tourists. Of course, there are also official Tokyo Skytree Shops.
The complex also houses a large food market, food court and four floors filled with interesting restaurants, including the two top floors of the Skytree East Building that enjoy nice views onto the Skytree. Additional time can be spent at the attractive Sumida Aquarium, the Tenku planetarium (no English provided) and in the multiple small green spaces and terraces found across the complex. The Postal Museum was newly opened in March 2014 on the ninth floor of Solamachi East. It has a wide collection of stamps from all over the world, as well as interactive displays and exhibits showing the history of the postal services in Japan.
These photos are from Tree Village Tokyo. : )
They also have Rilakkuma Store, Donguri Kyowakoku (All Things Studio Ghibli), Hello Kitty Japan, Nanoblock Store, and so much more. This link will be helpful for you!
Too cute huhu!
Ashley and I love Nana’s so much and we’re sure that you will LOVE the food / matcha parfaits / soft icecream here as well!
We made a separate post about Nanaha. #MatchaFanGirls haha
Be@rbrick fans will surely love Tokyo Sky Tree because Medicom has its own store there! <3
If you’ve been to Tokyo Sky Tree / Asakusa before, what were your favorite shops / experiences? Please do let us know below! : )