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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
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Great view of Asakusa!!!

This place is a nice rest stop after touring the Asakusa area. It also offers a lot of information for tourists about Tokyo. The biggest draw though is the view from the top floor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a nice rest stop after touring the Asakusa area. It also offers a lot of information for tourists about Tokyo. The biggest draw though is the view from the top floor with no charge for entrance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

You can find information here together with other tourist. You can see miniature of Asakusa and if you go to level 8 you'll see the Temple and Tokyo SkyTree

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I went to see the building's architecture and view of Asakusa from the roof but I was impressed by the high quality of information the staff had. Any question! And the top floor balcony is covered so is a good place to sit and rest a bit. The Center is roughly 3 blocks from the subway so is easily accessible.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A great place to start your visit to the Asakusa Area. Helpful staf and a great view of the area from the 8th floor. English spoken very well

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

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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Coupeville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 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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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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