Asakusa - Tokyo Seasonal Guide



Sensoji Temple(Asakusa Kannon)

Senso-ji Temple is probably the most visited place in Tokyo by tourists. Just past the Kaminarimon gate is Nakamise-dori, a busy street lined with a variety of stores, including restaurants, retro Japanese goods stores, toy stores, and more.
My recommendation is to view it from the observation terrace of the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center across from Sensoji Temple. You can see Kaminarimon, Nakamise-dori, and Sensoji Temple.


Location 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032
Access 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on Tobu Skytree line or Tokyo Metro Ginza line or Tsukuba Express 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on Toei Asakusa line Exit A4
Opening Hours All the time
Holidays Non
Admission Fee Free

Otori Shrine

Otori Shrine enshrines two ancient Japanese deities, Ame-no-Hiwashi no Mikoto and Yamatotakeru no Mikoto. Every November, the shrine is famous for the "Tori-no-ichi" (rooster market), which is crowded with people seeking rakes for good luck.
Many rake shops line the streets during Tori-no-ichi. Colorfully decorated rakes are a symbol of prosperous business. It is said that good fortune and happiness gather in rakes. Every year, people buy rakes that are bigger than the previous year's. This is a wish for prosperous business.


Location 3 Chome-18-7 Senzoku, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0031
Access 7 minutes walk from Irie Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya line 8 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba Express Line
Opening Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Non
Admission Fee Free

Kappabashi Dougu Street


Location 3 Chome-18-2 Matsugaya, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0036
Access 5 minutes walk from Tawaramachi station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba Express 6 minutes walk from Iriya station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line 15 minutes walk from Ueno and Uguisudani Stations on JR line 13 minutes walk from Asakusa station on Toei Asakusa line and Tobu Isezaki Line
Opening Hours Depends on the stores
Holidays Depends on the stores

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