ASAKUSA

& UENO

Neighborhood in Tokyo

The historic capital of Tokyo, Asakusa and nearby Ueno were one of our favorite areas to explore for a few hours. It was once considered “Downtown Tokyo” and the atmosphere relays this old-school charm. Both areas are rich in nature and history, the streets are lively and culturally interesting; home to the iconic Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, Tokyo Skytree, and Tokyo’s most incredible park, Ueno Park.

Sensoji Temple

Tokyo’s oldest temple located at the historic center of Asakusa area. Take photos of an iconic Kaminarimon gate, purify yourself in front of the temple with water and smoke then take a stroll down Nakamise Street.

 

Nakamise Street

Kappabashi

This shopping street is lined with hundreds of stores, focused primarily around food products, western tableware, kitchen gadgets and restaurant materials. If you love cooking, it’s the best place to shop in Tokyo!

Tokyo Skytree

Where To Eat

 

Narrow shopping street connecting the front temple gate and the main hall of Sensoji temple that’s lined with fun local shops, food stalls and Japanese souvenirs. It’s a great place to get a taste for local treats and shop for knick knacks like samurai swords and art.

Japan’s tallest structure, (the largest of Tokyo’s 3 major observation decks), the SkyTree spans over 3 floors and offers 360° panoramic views of the city. Around the base of the SkyTree there’s also a huge shopping complex with a planetarium, aquarium, and 300+ shops and restaurants.

Sumo Morning Practice

The Sumo district, Ryogoku, is located next to Asakusa, and there are many Sumo training rooms located in this area where visitors can watch the wrestlers’ morning practice

Sushi Saito

sushi - $$$$

 

Kaotan

ramen - $

 

SAVOY 麻布十番店

pizza - $$


Abe

sushi - $


SUSHI YU SUSHI YUU

sushi - $


Nodaiwa

unagi - $

 

 

SUKIYABASHI JIRO

sushi - $$


TSUKEMEN TETSU

ramen - $


Gonpachi

upscale izakaya - $$


WEST AOYAMA GARDEN

pancakes - $

Imakatsu Roppongi

katsu - $

Honmura An

soba - $

 

Ueno Park

Spacious public park (the first one ever in Japan) famous for cherry blossom viewing, with a zoo (Ueno Zoo), art galleries, museums, temples, and more to be explored throughout.

Sumida Park

Beautiful park located along Sumida River, with scenic view of Tokyo’s downtown area. It’s another one of best cherry blossom viewing spots in the city, with over 700 cherry blossom trees in addition to a tons of other plants and flowers.

Where To Eat

Kagetsudo

melon pan, bakery - $

 

Kaotan

ramen - $

 

SAVOY 麻布十番店

pizza - $$


Abe

sushi - $


SUSHI YU SUSHI YUU

sushi - $

 

ASAKUSA MAPPED OUT

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