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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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Just take the lift to the top...it's free!!

We didn't actually need any assistance, and literally just came here to make use of the views from the rooftop, which were amazing. You can see out to the tower in one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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354 reviews 354 reviews
217 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We didn't actually need any assistance, and literally just came here to make use of the views from the rooftop, which were amazing. You can see out to the tower in one direction, and have views over Asakusa & the shrine from the other. A worthy 30mins or so & completely free to visit.

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Manchester
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Perfectly located within the area of Asakusa with lots of attractions such as the Sensoji temple, Kaminarimon gate and not too far from the Tokyo sky tree. There is easy to access from metro stations (literally across the road) and the building itself stands out with its modern glass design. Upon entering you have the option... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The English speaking staff person spent plenty of time with us. They gave us little tips on extra things to see and free tickets to see the Amuse Museum.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visit this Tourist Informative Center will gain you lot of knowledge about Tokyo and you can planned your place of interest while see the mini Tokyo.

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Lebanon, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here during an airport change. Our first place was the visitor center. We got a map, used the restroom, and looked out at the area from the observation deck... They were very helpful. Couldn't ask for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If your a first time visitor to Japan. You really want to see the lay out of the land for free, then this is a good place to start. The building also has some interesting cultural information inside.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

a great place to start, with far more to offer than a basic information center. great view. go upstairs.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This tourist center was very, very helpful since many attractions, transportation and restaurants do not have any English translations! Superb staff! Thank you!

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We found the staff at this center incredibly helpful. Language was no problem as several of the folks providing assistance spoke fluent English. We were given pointers on must see sights as well as general directions for navigating the area...including transportation. Maps, brochures and even tickets for a Geisha performance the next day. Another benefit of the center is the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As soon as we exited the Akakusa subway station, we went to this tourist information center. The staff there was very helpful. Spoke excellent English and gave us a map marking places they felt we might want to see in the area. Would highly recommend a visitor use their services. They are across the street from the subway station.

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Staying in 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.