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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.
I arrived Tokyo early morning from a midnight flight and I had the whole day without any plans of what to do. Went to the Asakusa Culture Tourist Info Center for some advise. Staff were nice, tourist friendly and helpful.
We were lucky enough to visit the museum on a free admittance day so I didn't feel as bad about zipping around the museum. The museum houses a very impressive collection of Asian art. I think I would have spent longer perusing the rooms if the heat wasn't turned up so high. It was hard to concentrate while sweating.
"Ueno Paark is a must when the cherry blossoms are blooming"
reviewed 6 days ago by marie p
We were lucky enough to get to Japan in April when the cherry blossoms were at their best. We had the chance to see them in various parts of Japan. But if you can’t travel around the country and happen to be only in Tokyo, Ueno Park is the ideal spot to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Overall, Ueno Park is...
I did not actually visit the exhibits. I was here because the building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier. It follows a Brutalism style and hence, opinions on it is rather divided. I found it imposing and impressive. Good for a visit if you're in the area or visiting Ueno Park, or like me,...
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
"First steps out"
reviewed December 10, 2018 by holiday-view23-7-11
This was one of first visits and we were amazed by the size, and the information available to us from strangers who stopped and spoke to us sometimes in German but most guessed right and used English. A wonderful experience
Found this place as it was nearby our AirBNB- what a find! The owner is a lovely guy who was thrilled to find we were rugby fans and could brush up his English on us. It’s sad that we only found it on last day as they also do an udon making experience here. Highly recommended ! They even gave...
There might be a queue when you get here, but don't give up! I was rewarded with the best Cuban sandwich I ever had. While my wife had an authentic English breakfast. Grab brunch here when you're near Senso-ji.
We stayed two times in this place and everytime we loved it. All the Times there was the row and the time to wait It’s around 45 minutes.
The floor isn’t very new and the place is a little bit dirty, but is a tipical japanese place, where you eat on small table near the floor and without the shoes....
The space was just right for a family of 4 (2Adults and 2 teenagers). The staff was friendly and helpful. Walking distance to the Train stations and super market. Lots of options around Ueno Statiom. We’ve enjoyed our stay there. Will come back again.
Wonderful quiet establishment run by a multi-generational family. After each day in this hectic metropolis, it was lovely to come back here and relax in the beautiful Japanese baths. There are so many thoughtful touches in this place, including the lobby seating area with info about all parts of Japan, the helpful and friendly hosts, the clean rooms etc. Plus...
This place was superb. Great and personable staff (especially Mey from Phnom Penh), located in a cool part of Tokyo with convenient underground stations nearby. Rooms are comfy and have everything needed for a short or extended stay. I will definitely be returning.
Hotel staff were very friendly and greeted us every time we entered or left. Room was clean and comfortable but a little cramped. With 4 luggages, there was limited space to walk. The phone they provided in the room could be brought out and was very useful innavigating around tokyo using public transport. Overall great hotel!
"Modern, great location and great views from the roof, but.."
reviewed 3 weeks ago by Dvrnative
The Gate Hotel is a sleek looking, modern hotel, located right across from the Asakusa district in Tokyo. This is a superb location that mixes modern downtown with ancient temples and sites.
The Gate’s lobby is on the 13th floor. There is an open lobby, with limited seating, reception desks and their restaurant and bar area. The rooms are compact,...