Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

The Asakusa Culture Tourist information center is located in front of the famed Sensoji temple. The center, which provides visitors with plenty of information on the neighbourhood, is quite popular thanks to the free observatory located on the upper floor. From above, one can see well the main hall of Sensoji as well as Tokyo Skytree and Asahi’s golden poo.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Taitō-ku
District : Kaminarimon
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Visiting Tokyo Tower

Tokyo tower was built in 1958 and is an iconic symbol of Tokyo. It measures 333 meters and has a look similar to Eiffel tower but with a red and white look. It is now surpassed in height by Sky Tree (634m) but offers a different perspective on the city that makes it entirely worth visiting. The observation deck offers a superb view of Tokyo’s city-scape. One can also see very well the Zojo-ji temple located nearby.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Minato-ku
District : Shibakōen
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Yokohama Landmark Tower

One cannot miss the Yokohama Landmark Tower when visiting Yokohama. The tower stands out as Yokohama’s tallest building. In fact, it is the second tallest building in Japan behind the Abeno Harukas tower in Osaka. The tower hosts many stores and restaurants on its first five floors and a five star hotel in the upper section of the tower. The tallest observatory in Yokohama is located on the 69th floor or the Landmark Tower and offers an amazing 360 degree view of the city. On a clear day, mount Fuji and the city of Tokyo can be clearly seen from up there.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : Minatomirai
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A view of Fukuoka Tower

I did not get the chance to go in the tower on this trip but our host kindly took us to a nice spot to see the tower itself after closing time. The place in question is in between the Fukuoka City Museum and the Momochi Central Park. The photos I took of this icon of Fukuoka turned out quite nice.

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Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Fukuoka-ken
City : Fukuoka-shi
District : Momochihama
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Tokyo Skytree (Tōkyō Sukaitsurī,東京スカイツリ)

Tokyo Skytree is now the highest tower in the world with a height of 634 meters. You can get some incredible views of Tokyo including the Sumida river region, Sensoji temple, Ueno park, Tokyo Tower, Mount Fuji and more! Sky Tree is extremely busy since its opening, get there early to minimize the wait. A 30 min wait to buy tickets is not uncommon and gets longer during the day (the ticket line extended out of the building and under the sun by noon). The second deck requires you to buy an additional ticket from the main observatory, be prepared to wait 15-30 minutes again in crowded conditions. Plan plenty of time for waiting in line because the visit is well worth it!


Gaijin-San's theater

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Sumida-ku
District : Oshiage
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Marunouchi Building and Observatory

The recently renovated Tokyo Station is a landmark in the heart of Tokyo. One can observe it from many locations but the Marunouchi tower may arguably offer one of the best view Continue reading Marunouchi Building and Observatory

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Chiyoda-ku
District : Marunouchi
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One very good place to see Tokyo Skytree

Good spot to see Tokyo Skytree
Good spot to see Tokyo Skytree

The sight of Tokyo Skytree is quite surreal in the night sky of Tokyo. One very good spot to see Tokyo Skytree is located a short walk South-East of Sensoji temple close to the Asakusa train station. On the northern riverbank of Sumida river, a short set of stairs lead you to a walkway right next to the water.

You will get a very good view of Tokyo Skytree, and if you are there at dinner-time, you will see a lot of boats pass by. Those brightly-lit boats are “Yakatabune” where you can eat and drink while cruising the Sumida river. This type of restaurant-boat is a landmark in Asakusa.

To the right of Skytree, you will also see the strange golden sculpture atop the New Asahi building. Many Japanese refer to this sculpture as the “Golden Ounco” which translates to “Golden Poo”.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Taitō-ku
District : Hanakawado
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