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Best things to do in Taito City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Buddhist Temple
“Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda, trails of incense and vast eaves will take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by. The approach to Sensoji, known as Nakamise Dori, is lined with about a hundred shops selling crafts, souvenirs and plenty of sweet and savory snacks. Throughout the year you can come across seasonal events held on the temple grounds. Some of the most popular include Asakusa-jinja Shrine’s Sanja Festival collaboration event in May, the hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) market in July and the photogenic hagoita decorative paddle market in December.”
244 locals recommend
Park
“ Ueno Park, a famous cherry blossom spot in Tokyo. Shinobazuike is a popular spot where you can feel nature in the city center, with lots of water birds such as ducks, and lotus flowers in summer. The Starbucks Coffee concept store in the park, one of the few in the country, is also recommended.”
139 locals recommend
History Museum
“ Opened in 1993, this facility introduces the history and culture of Edo and Tokyo in Ryogoku. The large two-floor permanent exhibition room is divided into the Edo and Tokyo zones, and exhibits many restored models and duplicated materials. The magnificent diorama is so sophisticated that not only children but also adults can enjoy it.”
115 locals recommend
Zoo
“Ueno Zoo became a big topic in 2017 with the birth of Shanshan, a giant panda. It is an urban zoo full of nature in the city center of Tokyo. It is the oldest zoo in Japan, raising about 2,500 animals of about 350 species. The admission fee is free for elementary school students, and it is a nice point that it is affordable for adults at 600 yen.”
89 locals recommend
Stadium
“The Kokugikan is held three times a year and the Great Sumo Tokyo site is held in January, May and September. Not just a sumo fan, but a sumo mecca that you want to visit once if the schedule is right. There is also a Sumo Museum that displays materials related to Sumo, so you can enjoy it outside the Sumo period.”
123 locals recommend
Store
“Ameya-Yokochō (アメヤ横丁 Ameya alley) is an open-air market in the Taito Ward, located next to Ueno Station. The market is approximately 164,227 square feet in area, starting just behind the Yodobashi Camera building and following the Yamanote Line south until the Komuro building. ”
88 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Sumida Aquarium is one of the main attractions of the Tokyo Skytree Town.Moderately sized, and beautifully designed. Access: Nipporistn(Yamanote line)--Ueno stn(Ginza line)--Asakusa stn.”
41 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Akihabara (秋葉原), also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo that is famous for its many electronics shops. In more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. On Sundays, Chuo Dori, the main street through the district, is closed to car traffic from 13:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October through March). Akihabara has been undergoing major redevelopment over the years, including the renovation and expansion of Akihabara Station and the construction of new buildings in its proximity. Among these newly opened buildings were a huge Yodobashi electronics store and the Akihabara Crossfield, a business complex with the aim of promoting Akihabara as a center for global electronics technology and trade.”
75 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally "man-powered vehicle"). A 30-minute tour for two persons costs around 9000 yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available.”
128 locals recommend
History Museum
“The oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums. One of the largest and best collections of art and archeological artifacts in Japan. Access:Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Ueno stn.”
45 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ An art museum specializing in Western art in Ueno Park. In addition to holding many works such as Monet and Rodin, you can't miss the exhibition that has always been a hot topic. It is also a topic that the main building has been registered as a World Cultural Heritage as a component of "Le Corbusier's architectural work-a remarkable contribution to the modern architectural movement-", it is a spot where you can enjoy not only art appreciation but also building appreciation.”
40 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. It feels like you were back into the Edo era. It has 20 kinds of attractions. You can get a full view of Asakusa from the high attractions. It is very near from our hotel Yuinoya. Great location!”
85 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“Ueno Park: Cherry Blossoms, Museums, Zoo. You can spend all day long. Museums are closed on Mondays.”
55 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is Kaminarimon Gate. On either side there are 2 large statues of buddhist deities. Their names are Fujin and Raijin”
57 locals recommend
Store
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“It is a general store. It is also electric appliances, souvenirs, sweets, clothes and so on. This is a duty free shop.”
40 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Kappabashi Dogu-gai is a famous historic area that is home to more than 170 shops. Merchants first began gathering in the Kappabashi area around 1912, selling old tools and a wide range of implements and hardware. Today you can buy various kitchenware like knives, pans, hardware pots, tableware, lacquer wear, and so on. If you like cooking, you'll love it! Kappabashi is nowadays famous for "fake" food, plastic food models. They are so realistic that you would accidentally eat them by mistake! Kappabashi Dogu-gai is located between Asakusa and Ueno. It's a 15 min walk to Kappabashi Dogu-gai from Asakusa.”
82 locals recommend