If you've never thought of this, try a capsule hotel while in Tokyo! I was trying to find a safe, clean place to sleep in Tokyo without breaking my budget, and found this $41 capsule hotel perfect. I'll let you do a little research on what they are, but this one was really nice. Clean, quiet, polite guests. Very nice... More
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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