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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3842-5566
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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Beautiful views on the 8th floor!

The tourist center is opposite of the main gate. The center is beautiful inside and outside. The views on the 8th floor are beautiful and free.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sachse, Texas
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Bangkok, Thailand
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1,638 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 892 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A convenient tourist information center. Asakusa is a busy area, and there are many sights to see. Being across from the main gate of Senso-ji is certainly convenient. Even though we had our plans already, it helped to pop in and look for any helpful brochures and maps that we did not have. The staff there is very helpful and... More 

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Sachse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tourist center is opposite of the main gate. The center is beautiful inside and outside. The views on the 8th floor are beautiful and free.

Thank BangkokSachse
Seattle, Washington
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238 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most culture tourist info centers offer you pamphlets, information about tours, access to the internet, etc. This one offers you spectacular views of the nearby neighborhood. Just pop in and climb the stairs. At the top is a little cafe, separate seating area and a smallish observation deck. It's also a nice little respite from a day of seeing the... More 

Thank Vickie W
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85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Asakusa is always busy with tourists, so my elderly mother was not so keen to go to Asakusa. I was glad to find this tourist information from TA. You can get a fantastic view of Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree from the top floor, and the place was not too busy for a Sunday. There is a cafe on the top... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place has an exchange rate service that offers a terrible rate at the time of writing the last week was 67 Yen for 1 CAD when market is 80 would avoid using the location for currency exchange but as a tourist center its not bad if your in the area.

Thank YushaX
Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

They have a small office for money exchange. The rate is really low. If you have the chance to exchange it on a bank go for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The observation desk of this interesting building provided a good overview of the surrounding landmarks. Like most tourist attractions, it was somewhat crowded, but still manageable. Btw, this is a good place to meet up as it is a readily identifiable landmark and easy to get to (subway station within spitting distance).

Thank Joseph C
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Built as a tourist information centre on a great location. From the top you have a great free view over the Sumida river, Tokyo Skytree and the Senso-ji Temple complex. Also on the levels below there are some great things to see like for instance a (very) long but nice movie about the festivals in the area through the year.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is such a great resource....happy to answer questions and most helpful! English speaking staff are a bonus and info galore.

Thank Kez02
Bangkok, Thailand
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134 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

If you request any information about Taito, This building is your place. Moreover, this building provide restroom, baby nursery room and cafe with the view of Tokyo sky tree and asahi building.

Thank Hwasal

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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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