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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3842-5566
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Ranked #4 of 68 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant staff and really helpful. We took the half hour free Sunday guided tour and enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Located almost directly opposite to Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate) which is the entrance to sensoji temple, it is easy to find. It is free to enter and you can grab some useful information there. You are also able to go up and have a great view of sensoji temple, Kaminarimon and nakamisedori (the souvenir shopping street). If you are in the... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The building it's really beautiful, full of great information. Amazing view from the Café floor 7F. In hour case, we had checked out of our hotel and it was a nice place to enjoy the view and rest before heading to the airport. Metro is 2 blocks away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

English fluency in Japan is scarce. Ladies at the balcony have great fluency and knowledge of not only Asakusa area but Tokyo as a whole.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Gave us good advice relating to taxis, trains, sightseeing. Good spot for sunset photos from the observatory on top of the building. The cafe there is not too impressive. Staff spoke good English and offered very good advice.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just in front of the Asakusa Shrine you will find this invaluable information center for tourism. This office is open most of the day is the perfect place to get info and maps of the city. The staff speaks excellent English, also at this office you can exchange any type of foreign currency, and you can use the free wifi... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Buy some lunch from the nearby convenience store and go to the observation floor here. It isn't air conditioned but it was shaded. You have a good view over Asakusa.

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SIngapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Liked the great view of Sensoji and Skytree from the top floor. There are toilets but they are located at the basement. There are English speaking staff too. We joined the free Asakusa tour on Sunday and the guide who spoke in English was very nice and professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Bought a Grutto Pass for the museums and zoos here. $2000 and includes free entry to many places. The observation deck on the top floor was quiet and you can see the sunset, Sensoji and Sky Tree from here.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice architecture, impressive building. There is a viewing area at the top of the building, with a small cafe as well. Not bad for a quick free visit, although would be nice if there was more effort made with the cafe, considering the wonderful location.

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