First Trip to Japan
Tokyo | Japan
10 Dec 2019 | Tue
Day 05 of 07
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
While we were visiting Tsune Sushi, the son (unfortunately I didn’t get his name) gave us a hand-drawn map he had created. It is very detailed and covers the surrounding area around the restaurant and shows all of the historical sites (such as Sensō-ji Temple and Nakamise-dōri) as well as many other shops and restaurants. It is very impressive and done in a similar style to the famous Nancy Chandler Maps found in Thailand.
When we were leaving he pointed out (on the map) that we should visit the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. He said they had a lot of great information about the surrounding area and had a wonderful observation deck. The pictures below were taken from this observation deck.
Built in 2012, the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center was designed by Prof Kengo Kuma, the renowned architect who designed the new National Stadium for Tokyo Olympics 2020. It is located near the outer gate and entrance of Nakamise-dōri and Sensō-ji Temple. From the observation deck, you have great views of Tokyo Skytree, Asahi Golden Flame, and Sumida River.