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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3842-5566
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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Very informative

This is a place for visitors or tourist to get more information about the local area - Asakusa and Tokyo and Japan. Staff are friendly and patience in explaining and giving out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place for visitors or tourist to get more information about the local area - Asakusa and Tokyo and Japan. Staff are friendly and patience in explaining and giving out details. They speak English too. My kids took a lot informative brochure from here to share with their friends back home

Thank JWC8899
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very front of Kaminarimon, it's nice place to ask where you should go in Asakusa. Multilingual guide will teach you advice and can get maps or leaflets of Must-See places. 浅草雷門の目の前にある観光案内所。 語学堪能なスタッフが、観光名所の行き方を教えてくれたり、地図やパンフレットをもらえます。 上層階には展示コーナーやシアターも。

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a really fantastic view of Asakusa from the top of this centre (great for photos!), as well as a nice cafe and friendly staff who are very helpful in helping to navigate the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can spare 20-30 mins to visit Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, you will not regret. You will admire the design of this architectural building. Inside, it's just like any other tourist information center. There are helpful staff provides you useful information around the area and answer you questions. Don't miss out the observation deck on the top floor.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sits just outside the main tourist area and provided information in English about the area with a smile as you might expect.Worth visiting to get English information as it is limited through the area.

Thank Oldjack
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Be sure to go on the 8th floor to have a view on the Senso-ji Temple. You can find some information there also.

Thank Swannie74
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have been to this tourist information a number of questions, far from all concerning Asakusa. Today, they gave me excellent advice on how to travel to Kamakura using my Suica card. Their English is excellent and they have always managed to give me good advice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The staff speak English and are friendly and helpful. I would recommend going there soon after arriving in Asakusa. You can also get rickshaw ride just outside the building. There are a few companies that operate from that area.

Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A good place to look for information as staff speaks English. We went there to ask about money changers and was directed to a Travelex inside the building. The staff also suggested we go to the eighth floor for the view which has free access. There is a small coffee place there, and you can go to the deck for... More 

Thank wyuyuh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Taking the subway exit for Sensoji you will emerge on the street in front of the main gate. Head to the new glass fronted building across the street where the tourist information office is. Take the lift to the observation floor and be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tokyo Skytree and the Asakusa environs. Don't forget to have... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
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.
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