The Asakusa area has flourished as a downtown area since the Edo era
Asakusa area is particularly vibrant in Tokyo and highly evaluated by customers from abroad. There are plenty of places to see the old and new Japan such as Tokyo Skytree and Kappabashi, including landmark Kaminarimon Gate and Senso-ji Temple.
The Asakusa area has flourished as a downtown area since the Edo era. It is a very popular sightseeing spot for both Japanese and foreign customers as a special area even in Tokyo where you can still feel the atmosphere of downtown. Asakusa is located in the eastern part of Taito Ward between Bunkyo Ward and Sumida Ward, and you can touch various historical buildings and cultures in Asakusa. It is also the home of the Tokyo Skytree, the new face of Tokyo, full of highlights.
In Asakusa sightseeing, you can look around the main points in a day. However, because holidays are crowded with a lot of people, scheduling should be expected in anticipation of taking more time than weekdays.
There are many rickshaws in front of Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate, waiting for customers. It will be good memories of Asakusa to have a taste of visiting sights by rickshaw. There are various plans such as easy time short rent to time charter.
For Japanese, speaking of Asakusa many people think of Kaminarimon Gate. It is the Sanmon (temple gate) of Senso-ji Temple, the official name is Fujin (Wind God) and Raijin (Thunder God) Gate. It is convenient for meeting, it is a spot that can be said as the starting point of Asakusa sightseeing. If you go through Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping Street is crowded. Nakamise Shopping Street flourished from the Edo era. There are about 90 stores in the range of about 250 meters. A beautiful sight of cobblestones and unified electric signs is also very popular with overseas customers. You can go while sampling various kinds of food, such as “Thunder Rice Cracker”, “Kintsuba cakes”, “Age-manju” (deep – fried bun with adzuki – bean paste).
Asakusa is a special spot in Tokyo where the city is compact and gorgeous and can do sightseeing. Sightseeing in Asakusa, you can get magical power. Please find opportunities and try visiting Asakusa.
Introducing access to Asakusa. It is convenient to go by train from Tokyo Station. About 8 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station, go to Toei Asakusa Line Nihonbashi Station. After about 15 minutes, you will arrive at Asakusa Station. About a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station, you can reach the famous Kaminarimon Gate.
Charms and Highlights of Asakusa
Full of the history
Speaking of Asakusa, it is “Kaminari-mon Gate”. It is one of the facilities in Senso-ji Temple, and the red big lantern is characteristic. The “Fujin” (god of the wind) and the “Raijin” (god of thunder) control wind and thunder and, here is a temple full of the history.
Lighted up precincts of Senso-ji is attractive
The lighted up precincts of Senso-ji Temple in the evening, it’s hard to believe it was so crowd daytime.
It is attractive atmosphere as a well-kept-secret place. The snowy scenery is particularly tasteful.
Enjoying the scenery of the downtown area
There is the place that you can experience of the Asakusa jinrikisha (rickshaw) in the outskirts. You can thoroughly enjoy Japanese culture, and a lot of foreigner visit for sightseeing. It is light-hearted to move by a train and a bus, but it is also good to go relaxedly while thoroughly enjoying the scenery of the downtown area full of the emotion.
Popular spot full of many people
The “Nakamise dori” is a passageway street to a shrine of more than 250m to lead from Kaminari-mon Gate of Senso-ji Temple to Hozo-mon Gate, and is the oldest mall in Japan where there are the shops such as “Ningyo yaki” (Doll ware cake), and Kaminari-okoshi (sweet rice cracker). It is a popular spot full of many people as well as domestic, a lot of overseas tourist come, too
Near the Tokyo Skytree
If you go to Asakusa, please extend a trip to the Tokyo Skytree by all means. Because it is near from Asakusa to the Sky Tree, you can go on foot.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Adresse:||Asakusa 2-3-1 Taito-ku, Toyo 111-0032 Japan|
|Access:||Toei Subway Asakusa-sen Line “Asakusa-eki Station” (1 minutes walk)|