Find more locals than foreigners in Asakusa and Ueno, a taste of traditional Tokyo with a tinge of tourism. As the gracefully-worn area ages along with its residents, new shopping centers slip between street side parks and slowly replace peeling buildings. In Asakusa and Ueno, some things remain irreplaceable—Tokyo’s oldest temple, Senso-Ji, stands as a testament to the past and a tourist attraction in the present.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Preserving the Past In Present Day Tokyo
...one of Tokyo's most fascinating areas, a maze of little streets most too narrow for cars, and 100 temples. Yanaka was never bombed in the war so it has the true taste of old Tokyo. The area is wonderful for walking around and there are many places to eat or buy ready-made food to eat at home."
The Main Attraction: Senso-ji Temple and Its Surroundings
The place is one of my favorites in Tokyo because it's a traditional neighborhood."
Visited in 2013
Japan's Most Popular Park: Ueno Park
Ueno Park which is absolutely beautiful and has a zoo and many museums to see."
Tokyo's Connection to Northern Japan
The Asakusa station is a small hub station that will take you anywhere in Tokyo. 5 minutes to Akihabara and Ueno, 15 minutes away to Ginza and Tsukiji, 30 minutes away to Roppongi, Omotesando, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Shinjuku."
Japan’s Oldest Amusement Park: Hanayashiki Carnival
A Time to Celebrate: Asakusa Sanja Festival
Asakusa became a favourite part of Tokyo after staying here."
Visited in 2013
After Dark In Asakusa and Ueno
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Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.