One of Tokyo's crown jewels for tourism, the ever-popular Asakusa district still retains the old-style atmosphere of Tokyo. It is blessed with Tokyo's most famous temple, major festivals, and convenient publicc transportation. Asakusa Station is the nearest subway station on the Ginza and Toei Asakusa Lines. These photos are taken from various Asakusa albums.
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Along Sumida River near Asakusa is Sumida Park. Most famous for cherry blossoms and a great view of Tokyo Sky Tree. The cherries are also lit up at night. It is not as crowded as Ueno Park. Sumida Park also extends across the river in Sumida Ward with another row of cherries along the river.
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Kappabashi is a road lined with kitchenware shops for restaurants and professional cooks. Tourists are also welcome. They love the fake food which can be bought (and made). In Oct., it holds the Kappabashi Dogu Matsuri festival. Near Tawaramachi Station on the Ginza Line.
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Asakusabashi has many Japanese doll shops. They are especially busy in March for Girl's Day. In 2014, a shop called Kyugetsu created a special pair of dolls depicting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy.
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Asakusa Butsudan-dori is a road between Tawaramachi Station (Ginza Line) and Ueno Station lined with many shops selling butsudan (household Buddhist altar) and household Shinto altars (kamidana). It is perpendicular to the Kappabashi kitchenware road.
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Yanaka Cemetery (Yanaka Reien in Japanese) is one of Tokyo's major cemeteries where fifteen Tokugawa shoguns (including Yoshinobu, the last shogun), some daimyos, and famous people are buried. It is also famous for cherry blossoms along the main drag in the middle of the cemetery. Near JR Nippori Station.
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