Tokyo - Asakusa & Sumida River (PDF Chapter)

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Asakusa is one of Tokyo’s principal tourist destinations. During the day, Sensō-ji is jam-packed. The neighbourhoods east of the Sumida-gawa – Oshiage, Ryōgoku, Fukagawa and Kiyosumi – look much like they have for decades, having experienced little of the development seen elsewhere in the city.

  • browse the craft stalls of Nakamise-dōri and soak up the atmosphere (and the incense) at Sensō-ji, Asakusa’s centuries-old temple complex.
  • maps
  • catch the salt-slinging, belly-slapping ritual of sumo at one of the city’s four annual tournaments at Ryōgoku Kokugikan.
  • transport
  • learn about life in old Edo at the excellent Edo-Tokyo Museum with full-scale reconstructions of famous buildings.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Activities.

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