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Published on 03.31.2016
Asakusa is one of the biggest sightseeing areas in Tokyo. Filled with tourists from all over the world enjoying sights, such as Nakamise Street, Sensoji Temple, and the nearby Skytree, Asakusa has everything you could want out of your Japan trip. From traditional temples and shrines, to shopping and urban architecture at it's finest. Only a short walk from Skytree and Ueno Park, it has something for everyone. For all the foodies out there, you can find almost anything in Asakusa's Nakamise shopping street. Perfect for finding souvenirs and seeing a more traditional side of Japan, Asakusa is perfect due to it's proximity to the urban center of Tokyo. 100% worth checking out.
Access (Thanks to japan-guide.com)
Asakusa is served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line, Tsukuba Express and Tobu Railways. It can also be accessed by the Tokyo Water Bus.
From Tokyo Station
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Kanda Station (2 minutes, 140 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).
From Shinjuku Station
Take the orange JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 170 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).