The following is a suggested half day itinerary for medium paced travelers of Tokyo's touristy, yet historic Asakusa District, home of Sensoji Temple. This itinerary can be extended with a few additions or combined with Odaiba into a full day plan.

Nakamise Dori (30 minutes)

As you walk toward the temple buildings, check out the historic Nakamise Dori shopping street whose souvenir shops and food vendors have been serving temple visitors for centuries.

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Tokyo Skytree

Across the Sumida River is the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in Japan. The complex has two observation decks with great views over the city, as well as the Tokyo Solamachi shopping center and Sumida Aquarium. The Tokyo Skytree is about a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute train ride from Asakusa.

Kappabashi

Kappabashi is Tokyo's restaurant supply district, selling all kinds of cooking supplies including knives, cookware, tableware, kitchen utensils and appliances, and plastic sample food.

Taikokan

Drums from around the world, including Japanese taiko drums, are exhibited in this small museum. Visitors can play several of the drums. The museum is located above a store.

Hanayashiki

Originally opened as a flower park, Hanayashiki is a small amusement park with a history of more than 150 years. Located just a few steps from Sensoji, the nostalgic amusement park including a small Ferris wheel, roller coaster, carousel and space shot.

Hotels around Tokyo

Recommended Hotels
Backpackers Hostel K's House Tokyo
One of the most popular hostels in Tokyo.
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Hostelworld
Hotel Century Southern Tower
The most conveniently located hotel in Shinjuku, just a few steps from the station entrance.
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Japanican
Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is one of the city's most convenient and comfortable hotels.
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Agoda Booking
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Just a few steps from Shinjuku Station, this hotel ranks among Tokyo's best values.
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Keio Plaza Hotel
One of Tokyo's most popular hotels and best values, a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
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Ritz Carlton Tokyo Hotel
Leading 5-star hotel on the top floors of Tokyo Midtown.
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Agoda Booking
Shangri-La Hotel
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is the city's most conveniently located 5-star hotel.
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Agoda Booking

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Page last updated: March 9, 2018