Tokyo - Asakusa & Sumida River (Chapter)
This is the Asakusa & Sumida River chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guidebook.
Tokyo’s eastern neighbourhoods, on the banks of the Sumida-gawa, have an old-Tokyo feel, with traditional restaurants and artisan shops. Asakusa is home to the centuries-old temple, Sensō-ji; Ryōgoku has the sumo stadium Ryōgoku Kokugikan.
- soaking up the atmosphere (and the incense) at Asakusa’s centuries-old temple complex, Sensō-ji
- catching the saltslinging, belly-slapping ritual of sumo at Ryōgoku Kokugikan
- learning about life in old Edo at the city’s excellent history museum, the Edo-Tokyo Museum
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sleeping and Sports & Activities.
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