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1. Tokyo’s No. 1 “retro town” preserves the spirit of the Edo Era. Asakusa is an extremely popular sightseeing area, constantly crowded with visitors.
2. The sightseeing course extends from Nakamise Dori through Kaminari Mon to Sensoh-ji Temple. Visitors can also buy souvenir items as well as snacks like ningyo-yaki (doll-shaped sponge cake containing sweet bean paste).
3. Asakusa offers some of Japan’s oldest bars and restaurants serving dojoh-nabe (loach soup), tempura, etc. In addition, Asakusa Hanayashiki is Japan’s oldest amusement park, and Metro Ginza Line is Japan’s oldest subway line, with Asakusa as its last stop.
4. Visitors to Asakusa have excellent views of the nearby Tokyo Sky Tree, which opened in May 2012.
5. Accessible by train, bus, water-bus, etc. Visitors can enjoy walking tours of Asakusa, and jinrikisha sightseeing rides are also available near the train station.