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Edo-Tokyo Museum

Major venue
Museums & Attractions  |  Sep 17 2009

This large museum’s outlandish architectural style may not appeal to everyone, but the building ...

Asakusa Hanayashiki

Major venue
Museums & Attractions  |  Sep 17 2009

Hanayashiki has been in business since 1883 and still draws crowds. There are around 20 rides, ...

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Museums & Attractions  |  Feb 19 2014

Tourist information centres aren't really known as happening hot spots, but Asakusa's version ...

Ushijima Shrine

Museums & Attractions  |  Feb 18 2014

Hosting the three kami Susano-o, Amenohohi, and Sadatoki-shinno, this Mukojima shrine also ...

Asakusa Otori Shrine

Museums & Attractions  |  Feb 18 2014

Said to be the first shrine to celebrate the Tori no Ichi festival, the all-day spectacle that ...

Juzaisan Chokokuji

Museums & Attractions  |  Oct 23 2013

Built in 1630 in the early years of the Edo period, this shrine moved to its present location ...

Sumida Park

Museums & Attractions  |  Jun 11 2013

Flanking both sides of the Sumida River, this park offers a welcoming retreat after you've worn ...

Imado Shrine

Museums & Attractions  |  Oct 30 2012

The maneki-neko, that distinctive 'beckoning cat' figurine beloved of Japanese shops and ...

Asakusa Shrine

Museums & Attractions  |  May 10 2012

Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu commissioned this famous Asakusa shrine in 1647, enshrining the three ...

Jakotsuyu Bathhouse

Museums & Attractions  |  Feb 03 2012

Though it's five minutes' walk from Asakusa Station, on an alley just off Kokusai-dori, ...

Winter play lands

Museums & Attractions  |  Feb 26 2010

Theme parks aren’t just for summer anymore

Ladies’ love shrines

Museums & Attractions  |  Feb 11 2010

Ten shrines to help realise dreams of love & romance

Sensoji Temple

Museums & Attractions  |  Dec 29 2009

With over 30 million visitors a year, Senso-ji holds a special place in local hearts. Otherwise ...

Amuse Museum

Museums & Attractions  |  Nov 16 2009

Amuse Museum opened in Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most visited tourist spots, in November 2009 – ...

Tokyo hits the pavement running

Museums & Attractions , Around Town , Sports & Fitness  |  Nov 03 2009

The city’s top runs, locations and events

Asakusa Kannon Onsen

Museums & Attractions  |  Sep 17 2009

One of the many faded relics that crowd around Asakusa’s famous Sensoji, this bathhouse offers ...

Drum Museum

Museums & Attractions  |  Sep 17 2009

With a clay drum from Mexico, an udekki from Sri Lanka and hundreds of other drums from around ...

Tokyo Metropolitan Memorial & Tokyo Reconstruction Museum

FREE
Museums & Attractions  |  Sep 17 2009

Following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, some 40,000 people who had fled their homes ...

Japan Stationery Museum

FREE
Museums & Attractions  |  Sep 17 2009

Exhibits range from flints and a tablet from Mesopotamia through Egyptian papyrus to abacuses ...

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