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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3842-5566
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nice and respectful treatment

great help to begin the day. Very helpful people that provided me with a lot of info about this famous spot

Reviewed 16 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

great help to begin the day. Very helpful people that provided me with a lot of info about this famous spot

Thank yoyocu
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

English speaking attendants gave useful and accurate information and there is a really outstanding bathroom on lower floor!

Thank maryanneonsafari
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Just a stone's throw away from Sensoji temple, this place offers a panoramic view of Asakusa and Skytree. Loads of information can be obtained here. Free internet access. Had a good time spent here to absorb the vibes of bustling Asakusa.

Thank Muditayinfan
Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

employees are friendly and they will find all answers to all of your questions. Limited number of brochures or printed materials. The best feature is free view platform on 8th floor. Nice view especially in the evening. They have currency exchange booth right on the first floor and it works late.

Thank 178alex
Manila, Philippines
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52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Centrally located, across Kaminarimon Shrine. Easy to access and staffed by friendly people. Had a very nice experience when I needed help. They will go out of their way to make sure the trip is exceptional.

Thank GlennDTorres
Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

You can take a break from the hot weather outside and get free wifi too. The staff are really very helpful, good English and I heard some Chinese too.if you go to the top floor you can see an expansive view of Asakusa and a Tokyo sky tree.

Thank Pun N
Rennes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Located opposite the entrance of Nakamise-street; this tourist information has many brochures/pamphlets, but also provides money exchange as well offers a great view of the temple from its top floor...

Thank RaoulJean
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are in Asakusa, you should really stop off here for local information and nearby district maps and travel information. The staff are very professional and competent. I was surprised by their fluency in English too as it is not always the case in Japan. I was also kindly helped with a translation problem I had for a product... More 

Thank Mart A
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Not that interesting. But if walking by, go in. The best thing is the view of the central street towards Senso-Ji.

Thank Ceci G
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a good place to visit before you start your time at Asakusa. We realised this only after we had finished exploring the area. You can get all the info you need here and the staff speak English. Plus you get a good view of the area from the observatory -- free! Helps to give you a better orientation.

Thank Josephine N

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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