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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.
"A resonably good museum not up with the best but OK"
reviewed 2 days ago by Chris K
We enjoyed our visit. It has a lot on display, but at times we were lost at which culture we were studying. In places it is mixed.
Could do with more English explanations although we are not the dominant visitors.
You have to be prepared to walk some distance as the complex is in 3 main areas.
Possibly boring for...
The plan was to go to the Observation Deck of this very attractive building. We were welcomed at the door by the lovely people working there offering us free tickets to a Geisha Show. It was very professionally organised. And we felt so welcomed. The show was very elegant.
The Observation Deck is really functional as well, you can view...
Ueno park is a nice park located in the North of Tokyo. It ain’t big but it’s nice to walk through. We went there in April so we were lucky to see the cherry blossoms. You can rent a small boat and sail over the water. Around the park there are a lot of food stands where you can buy...
This is a small and nicely designed art museum. Beautiful. Saw two exhibitions on different days in the same week. If you enjoy art this place is a must to visit. There is another art exhibition in the park as well. Do not miss it.
Really lovely experience for lunch near senso-ji temple in asakusa..really enjoyed the music which was a 15 minute show by owner and young man who was also in kitchen!
Food was good and felt that we had spent our last day at a worthy restaurant
Felt a little japanese!!
Very nice likeable staff and great ambiance
It's a busy cafe during peak periods, especially weekends. Kid-friendly, great staff, great atmosphere and wonderful food. Highly recommend this place if you need a Western food intake. The bread shop on 3F is also the best in town.
This shop is an absolute gem! We really enjoy the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. You can cook your own food which is quite fun. The owner has definitely put in a lot of effort in the deco. Loving the traditional atmosphere and tatami-style dining. NB: The whole place can get quite warm as the tepanyaki plate is cooking,...
It is the first time I have such flavourful ramen and also the first time I enjoyed bambooshot in my soup. The eggs are all double yolk, tasty and the gyozas were perfect. I’d come back anytime if I lived close to it! Definitely worth a try, and it is not expensive at all!
"Wonderful stay at peaceful, friendly and clean hotel"
reviewed 3 weeks ago by Helene_and_David
Ryokan Sawanoya is a perfect hotel for a first visit in Tokyo. The family who runs it are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean, no smoking, and very calm in a peaceful and beautiful neighbourhood. Many temples, restaurants and nice stores with a local feeling. The hot baths gave nice and relaxing moments. We are looking foreward to...
It was an excellent stay at the hotel in a convenient location of Tokyo. For the price I paid, it was excellent value for the city.
The room was clean and good customer service. Also, there is a washer/dryer in the room which is an added convenience. Particularly helpful was walking distance to a train station that was direct into...
When we arrived at the hotel we were welcomed with a nice gift for hubby who was celebrating his birthday. Check in was quick and rooms were clean with complete amenities. Very close ti the ginza line, asakusa station , sensoji and shops. Very secure and safe. I would stay in this place again.
We have reserved a room with 4 beds, the room is much bigger than ordinary Japan hotels. The room has a table inside, you can buy sth to eat & chat with your friend. The toilet is separated from the washing area.
Hotel is around 8 mins walk from JR station
Traveled to Taiwan, Hong Kong and finished my trip here. Before booking my stay, I was able to communicate with the hotel regarding questions about my stay and within 24 hrs I got a response. Staff was helpful, polite and went above and beyond for their guests. Yoko and Glen are truly the BEST. The room was to my exceptions...