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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3842-5566
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Excellent free services. Love Japan through these people.

I happened to come to this place for information about Japan and fell in love with the people who are working here immediately. They are so friendly and helpful with the passion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Phuong T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I happened to come to this place for information about Japan and fell in love with the people who are working here immediately. They are so friendly and helpful with the passion to get you to know about Japan as much as they can. This is the place I would recommend to any foreigners to love to learn about Japanese... More 

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Thank Phuong T
Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Asakusa is one of the oldest areas in Tokyo and one the best for seeing shrines and buying traditional sweets. If you need a bit of a hand in getting around the local area then stop in here, for leaflets in many languages, free toilets and a 3D model of the local area.

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Thank Natalie P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free tours of the area, helpful staff, cultural events and a great view of the locality from the 8th floor. English spoken very well

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Thank Dvicary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ladies at the Tourist center are a wealth of knowledge. I asked them some awfully silly touristy questions, and they were more than happy to answer (even the ones who could not speak English were helpful by providing maps and using the International Travellers Language of Pointing). One question was "Where can I find a good shop that sells... More 

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Thank Cassi S
Coupeville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was extremely helpful and English was spoken. They supplied us with Kabuki theater information in Ginza and told us about a Geisha dance performance, right there in the building, for which you need to get tickets in advance as the audience is small. There is nothing touristy about the performance. The dancing was lovely, games in which we... More 

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Thank Margery M
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great visitor information center. They staff is very friendly and incredibly helpful. It's very easy to find and can be very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went inside for some advice, they have english speakers and english maps Thanks to the people there i skiped the rickshaws and tour bus (maybe good for others but not me) Also nice place to rest, plan ahead (have vending machine, toilets and free wifi))

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Thank Zevik S
Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To the distinguished older gentleman who spoke perfect English at the information desk, thank you! He told us to ride the elevator to the top:) Nice views!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are new to Asakusa, this is the place to stop at to get all the info you need for the general area. There is also an observation deck on the top floor giving you a decent view of the surrounding areas including Senso-ji Temple, the Nakamise, the Asahi Beer Tower and the Tokyo Sky Tree. It is easy... More 

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Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I didn't spend much time here since I just wanted to check out the view, but it's a really nice building and seemed to contain many resources on Tokyo which would be very useful to tourists.

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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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