Asakusa & Ueno District
This location is home to one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, Tokyo Skytree Town, which has the world’s tallest free-standing broadcast tower. The area around the tower is complete with shopping and entertainment facilities. In contrast to the cutting-edge tourist attractions, atmospheric Sumida and Oshiage are crowded with people enjoying the sights of shitamachi areas, the traditional commercial and working class neighborhood of Tokyo.
Founded in 628, Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Many people believe that the Asakusa Kannon deity enshrined here has the ability to bestow benefits on earth, and around 30 million visitors from throughout Japan and abroad visit the temple every year. It was the epicenter for the development of Edo culture, and these traces still remain today. Many seasonal events are held including the Hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) Market and Hagoita (wooden paddle) Market. The huge lanterns hung at Kaminari (Thunder) Gate are very famous throughout Japan
A short walk from Asakusa Station brings into view Kaminari-mon Gate. From there, weave your way through Nakamise omote-dori (main street), bustling with souvenir shops selling everything fromwagashi confectionery to Japanese knick-knacks to kimono gowns, and visit the main hall of Senso-ji Temple. On the way back, there’s even more fun on Nakamise ura-dori (backstreet) and Shin Nakamise-dori Street, lined with restaurants and cafes serving Japanese specialties like sukiyaki and tempura, in addition to souvenir shops.
This location is home to one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, Tokyo Skytree Town, which has the world's tallest free-standing broadcast tower. The area around the tower is complete with shopping and entertainment facilities.
Kappabashi Dougu-Gai is a shopping street with more than a century-long history, located between Asakusa and Ueno in the shitamachi or old downtown area of Tokyo. The street, running 800 meters north to south, is lined with some 170 specialty stores offering Japanese, Chinese, and Western tableware and lacquerware, Japanese confectionery and bread makers, kitchen tools and utensils, food ingredients and packaging supplies, and more. The beauty is that even ordinary consumers can buy professional appliances and implements. Japanese kitchen knives and faux food samples are a favorite of foreign customers.
144 hotels with availability near Asakusa & Ueno District
Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
Renovated in , the The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulicguarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Tokyo for business or pleasure. With its location just from the city center and from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year.
APA Hotel Asakusa Kuramae
Nestled in the heart of Asakusa, APA Hotel Asakusa Kuramae is an ideal spot from which to discover Tokyo. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions.
Night 1980 Hostel
1 Night 1980 Hostel is a 5-minute walk from Iriya Subway Station and a 15-minute walk from JR Uguisudani Train Station. Free Wi-Fi access is available at the entire property. The compact sleeping capsules are placed side-by-side in a large common area. Featuring a shower, the shared bathrooms also come with slippers. All capsule rooms are non-smoking.