The Kaminarimon Gate with its giant red lantern is Asakusa’s most famous landmark and meeting spot, and you will find its image on countless local sightseeing brochures and souvenirs. Tourists from all over the world come to have their picture taken in front of this dramatic lantern. Read more
Nakamise is the most famous shopping street in Asakusa. The street runs for 250 meters on the main approach to Sensoji Temple and is lined on both sides with shops selling traditional souvenirs, snacks, and sweets. Read more
Asakusa Jinja Shrine, is a shrine of the native Japanese Shinto religion, which is located very close to the famous Buddhist temple of Sensoji. The shrine is much smaller than its grand neighbor, and compared with the bustling crowds at Sensoji, the shrine’s grounds are much more peaceful. The shrine buildings are also some of the oldest in Tokyo, and are beautifully decorated. Read more
Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting tower and a major sightseeing attraction in Tokyo. The tower’s soaring white structure is clearly visible from many parts of the city, and is an essential stop on any Tokyo trip.
The tower opened to the public in 2012 and is now one of Tokyo’s most famous landmarks. Tokyo Skytree includes a range of facilities for visitors, which include observation decks, souvenir shops, two cafes and a restaurant. The tower is also the focal point of the Tokyo Skytree Town commercial development. This includes the Tokyo Solamachi mixed-use complex which stands on either side of the tower and provides a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities. Read more
Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan and dates back to 1853 when it first opened as a botanical garden. The name “Hanayashiki” actually means “public flower garden” and there is still a small garden area with a pond and ornamental bridge on the grounds. Today however the park operates mainly as an old-fashioned fairground and boasts Japan’s oldest working roller coaster which has been running since 1953. Read more