The wards of Katsushika, Taito, Sumida, Edogawa and Koto are typically associated with “old Tokyo”. They are home to many famous tourist districts such as Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka, and Tokyo Skytree Town.

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Akihabara: Geeks & Gadgets
Consumer electronics center of Japan famous also for “otaku” culture
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Asakusa Shrine
Shinto shrine built in honor of the three men who founded Sensoji
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Asakusa: The Heart of Old Tokyo
Lying along the Sumida River, Asakusa is in the heart of Tokyo’s shitamachi. It is unfailingly…
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Hozomon Gate
Inner entrance to Sensoji at the end of the Nakamise shopping street
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Kaminarimon
The protector of Senso-ji Temple and the main entrance to Nakamise and Sensoji
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Kappabashi Street: Fake Food & Kitchen Utensils
Commercial street famous for selling restaurant supplies where tourists can buy cheap crockery and “fake food”
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Kiyosumi Gardens
Beautiful Japanese-style gardens around a large pond
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Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens
The former home and gardens of the Iwasaki Family, the founders of the Mitsubishi group
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Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens
As far as landscaped gardens in Tokyo go, Mukojima-Hyakkaen is on the “wild” side, so…
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Nezu Shrine
One of the oldest shrines in Japan famous for the azalea festival in April
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Sensoji Temple
Famous tourist attraction and the centerpiece of the Asakusa area
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Shibamata Sightseeing Guide
Pleasant temple town 30 minutes from Ueno
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Taishakuten Daikyo-ji Temple
Shibamata’s most famous temple with a small Japanese garden and wooden carvings
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Tokyo Skytree Town
Opened in May 2012, Tokyo Skytree Town is a commercial complex located in Oshiage, the…
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Ueno: Tokyo’s Museum Capital
Ueno is a key transport hub in the heart of old Tokyo. It is popular…
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Yanaka: A Little Piece of Old Tokyo
If you have come in search of the true shitamachi ambience, then Yanaka is a…
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