Tokyo - Asakusa & Sumida River (Chapter)
This is the Asakusa & Sumida River chapter from Lonely Planet's Tokyo guidebook.
The traditional heart of Tokyo, this riverside area includes the great temple of Sensō-ji, the sumō wrestling area at Ryōgoku and the new Tokyo Sky Tree, the world's tallest tower.
- Entering the Thunder Gate, and walking shop-lined Nakamise-dōri to the great Sensō-ji (Sensō Temple), grabbing an age-manjū (bean bun) en route
- Scaling the world's tallest tower at Tokyo Sky Tree and seeing the capital at your feet
- Stepping back in time in Asakusa's old-world crafts shops
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Walking Tour, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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