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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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Pick up a free guided tour and head to the viewing dexk

We happened to stumble on this and so grateful we did. As noted elsewhere this provides a free walking tour of a Saturday and Sunday at either 1100 or 1315. Our volunteer was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We happened to stumble on this and so grateful we did. As noted elsewhere this provides a free walking tour of a Saturday and Sunday at either 1100 or 1315. Our volunteer was informative and funny. Also heading to the top level provided for great views of the neighborhood. Poor weather meant not being able to see the sky tower... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If this is your first time in Tokyo, this place will be your good guide. You can know how to travel around the city with the guidance and assistance provided in this information center. Some of them can speak English but not very fluent. However they have all the districts map for tourists to get around one of the busiest... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Friendly staff and speaks English fluently. Gives tips on places to go and top level provides a free view of the surrounding area including Asakusa

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is worth visiting. The observatory is the attraction Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre and it is free. The view is really nice. If time permits I would love to watch the sunset from there.

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Bacolod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The nexus of all English information about Asakusa. Well built and aesthetically pleasing building. I love it that they have a free observatory at the top floor which is best for photo-ops. Great place to pick up on brochures and such.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

15 minutes visit. There was nothing much to see or learn. Other than the rooftop cafe and the view of Asakusa, everything else is okay. Drop by if you are nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very helpful staff.....lots of brochures and Maps. There was an exhibition of sorts upstairs but I did not find it very interesting.

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Bucheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

When I first arrived at the center I took the elevator to the top floors to check out the museum and the observation deck. The observation deck is next to a cafe, but I didn't get anything. It was a good place to rest and overlook the area. The staff here were very helpful. I came here looking for 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

without fault..went to extremes to make sure everything clear and understood.Nothing they didnt know about....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can find the Tourist Information Center across the Sensoji Temple. It's a very unique building, so you can't miss it. The staff was very helpfull. We asked about the Panda Bus which passes the Sensoji. She explained it very clearly, where we had to wait and the next bus arrival time. They also provided brochures in various languages.

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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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