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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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Really nice visitors center near main shrine in Asakusa

There's a very helpful service desk in the lobby, art exhibitions on upper floors, and make sure to visit the roof deck for a great view of the neighborhood and Tokyo Tower.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There's a very helpful service desk in the lobby, art exhibitions on upper floors, and make sure to visit the roof deck for a great view of the neighborhood and Tokyo Tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The 8th floor provides unique views of the surrounding area including an almost birds-eye view of Kaminarimon which looks amazing. English speaking staff are available along with english pamphlets and information.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A good place to start a visit in Asakusa. You can find information you need there. Btw, the 8th floor is a good point to see Tokyo Skytree.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very helpful English speaking staff giving local maps and advice .Open 7 days a week till fairly late .They also provide a free local Shuttle Bus

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The views from the top floor are amazing. You can see Asakusa street, Senso-ji and Tokyo Skytree. The staff speak sufficient English and are quite helpful. You really can't miss the building with its unique architecture if you're in Asakusa. It's literally across the road from the main entrance to Senso-ji.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

During our Asakusa visit we approached the Information center for some informations about the boats rides and what to do/see in the neighbourhood. The staff was polite, friendly and very helpful even though the English of the "English speaking person" was very minimal and we had some difficulties in communicating in an effective manner. With additional free facilities, it could... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stopped in here as we had literally just arrived and dumped our cases at the hotel. Its a great looking building with a nice roof terrace. We took pictures up there and gathered some leaflets while trying to beat the jetlag. A great stop, and friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Besides providing information and maps of the area, this center has a big model of the entire Taito area, so you can easily plan your visit and know what to expect. The best thing is on top. On the 8th floor is a free observation deck with perfect aerial views of the Senso-ji temple on one side, and the Asahi... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a nice building located just opposite the entrance of the Asakusa street to Senso-ji Temple. You can get up to the Observation Deck and enjoy the view from the top.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Staff were so cool and happy to help you with anything. You can find information and maps readily available for you. Free wifi on site plus you get to see the view of Asakusa from top :) Really cool place with cool people.

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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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