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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3842-5566
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This was a very handy place to find out about subway tickets, airport trains and tickets and the viewing platform at the top of the building was fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was a very handy place to find out about subway tickets, airport trains and tickets and the viewing platform at the top of the building was fantastic!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the place to learn about Buddhism. The Center is part of the Asakusa Kannon Temple Complex and a depository of information. The souvenirs, icons, mementos, beads, hand made items, etc, etc should fill all of your needs. The building is clean, easily accessible, well maintained and staffed. You should have no problem with obtaining information in English.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

they only have limited english spoken staff but truly helpful with all my question and recommend which train to take to go some place and what to do around Asakusa

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful serene place inside the temple but outside you will love it shops. Local stores. The entrance of the temple is beautiful . Don't miss it if you are in Tokyo.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go to 8th floor of the building where you can get very good view of Asakusa, Skytree and river. More important it is free.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

They provide a free guided tour of the area including the temple. As far as I know, the tour is offered at least in the weekend at 11am and 1pm. We were the only ones at the 1pm tour. Free Wifi. Cafe on the roof top. Great view on the roof top. Air-conditioning was a big plus in a hot... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Take the elevator to the 8th floor and you'll have a great view of the Asakusa area! There's also a currency exchange booth on the first floor. Very convenient!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Go to 8 stock of this building. You will get not only tourist information but also magnificent views at Asakusa a cap of expresso coffee and good seating on top on this building. For me this is better and cheaper option than waiting for the sky tower nearby. Very recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Don't miss checking out the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. I stumbled upon it and glad I did. Go to the very top for a great view of the area and temple. There's a cafe there, too. The Center also has nicely laid out information in inter-active displays. The staff is also welcoming and helpful.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Because I had kimono on around Asakusa, the information centre was a really good place for taking a short rest. The free observation deck is also good for taking an overview of the whole area and planning the next stop. Be sure to ask for information about the free panda bus around Asakusa which takes you directly to Tokyo Skytree!

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Address: Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3842-5566
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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