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TOKYO LIVING Area Guide | Ueno, Akihabara, Asakusa Area

UENO

Ueno

UENO

Ueno is a district in Tokyo's Taito Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Station and Ueno Park, and a place to get feel for old Tokyo. Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo's finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Science Museum, as well as a major public concert hall. Many Buddhist temples are in the area, including the Bentendo temple dedicated to goddess Benzaiten, on an island in Shinobazu Pond. Ueno has excellent access not just around Tokyo, but to all of northern Japan as well.


  • Areas of Interest - Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Western Art, National Science Museum, Shinobazu Pond
  • Train Lines - JR Yamanote Line, JR Shinkansen, Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hibiya Line

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AKIHABARA

Akihabara

AKIHABARA

The name Akihabara is now world famous. More than 250 electrical appliance and electronic shops of all sizes are located in a small area centered around the west of Akihabara Station. The site of many service centers and showrooms of major manufacturers, as well as duty-free shops and a wide array of events, the town is quite attractive in the eyes of a visitor. Take the time to fully explore this gelectronic wonderland.h Emerging animation- related shops and events have also been attracting much attention.


  • Areas of Interest - Electronic Stores, Tokyo Animation Center, Maid Cafe
  • Train Lines - JR Yamanote, JR Keihin-Tohoku, JR Chuo-Sobu, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Tsukuba Express

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ASAKUSA

Asakusa

ASAKUSA

Asakusa district is famous for the Senso-ji Temple and the traditional Japanese atmosphere. With so many religious establishments in the area, there are frequent traditional festivals, matsuri. Numerous shops run along the approach way to Senso-ji Temple, carry a variety of small articles made of Japanese-style paper and other traditional goods such as folding fans. It is a lovely shopping street that attracts many foreign visitors. There is a constant flow of visitors and worshippers to the temple throughout the year. Asakusa is also home to one of the geisha districts in Tokyo.


  • Areas of Interest - Senso-ji Temple, Kaminarimon, Japanese Tradtional Goods
  • Train Lines - Toei Asakusa Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tobu Isesaki Line

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