Deep in a back alley in asakusa exists the one last true backpacking capsule hotel in tokyo, it's name the new tochigiya !, It comes with all the essentials of a true capsule hotel would have had back in the day including semi rude old front desk guy who's only English word is no and open room men's sauna filled... 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.