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Ueno / Asakusa / Shibamata

Ueno, Tokyo

Ueno is a vibrant town where you can feel history and culture. Solemn museum buildings are scattered throughout Ueno Park. The lively stores are typically found downtown. You can find here both healing power and excitement.

Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)
Located along the JR line tracks between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station, Ameya Yokoch …  more »
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Calligraphy MuseumCalligraphy Museum
Calligraphy Museum was founded by Fusetsu Nakamura, an artist of western painting and orien …  more »
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Gojoten-jinja ShrineGojoten-jinja Shrine
Gojoten-jinja Shrine is a shrine dedicated to medicinal gods. The shrine is one of the olde …  more »
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Ichiyo Memorial HallIchiyo Memorial Hall
This literary resource center displays items such as handwritten manuscripts and personal m …  more »
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Ikenami Shotaro Memorial MuseumIkenami Shotaro Memorial Museum
Located in Taito-ku Lifelong Learning Center, the museum holds numerous documents relating  …  more »
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International Library of Children’s LiteratureInternational Library of Children's Literature
International Library of Children’s Literature (ILCL) is the national library specialized i …  more »
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Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno GakuenIshibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen
Ishibashi Memorial Hall is a classical concert hall which features a fine German pipe organ …  more »
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Kanei-ji TempleKanei-ji Temple
Kanei-ji Temple was originally built in 1625 as a family temple of the Tokugawas by the hig …  more »
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Kiyomizu Kannon-doKiyomizu Kannon-do
Established as a small replica of Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera Tepmle by the High Priest Tenkai in …  more »
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Kuroda Memorial HallKuroda Memorial Hall
The “father of modern Japanese painting”, Seiki Kuroda (1866 – 1924) left his last will to  …  more »
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Kyu-Iwasaki-tei GardenKyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden
Built in 1896 as the principal residence of the Iwasaki family, founder of the Mitsubishi c …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
National Museum of Nature and Science, TokyoNational Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
National Museum of Nature and Science is Japan’s nationally administrated comprehensive sci …  more »
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Negishi Sanpei-doNegishi Sanpei-do
Negishi Sanpei-do is a memorial museum established in honor of Hayashiya Sampei, a master o …  more »
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Oedo Ueno Hirokoji-teiOedo Ueno Hirokoji-tei
Oedo Ueno Hirokoji-tei is a small Japanese-style vaudeville theater with 100 seats where yo …  more »
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Onoterusaki-jinja ShrineOnoterusaki-jinja Shrine
Fuji-zuka (Mini Fuji), modeled after Mount Fuji, is built on the grounds of Onoterusaki-jin …  more »
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Saizo-in Fudo-do Temple (Ogyo-no-Matsu)Saizo-in Fudo-do Temple (Ogyo-no-Matsu)
Known since the Edo era (1603 – 1868) as “Negishi-no-Omatsu”, or the big pine tree of Negis …  more »
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Seikyo-ji TempleSeikyo-ji Temple
Seikyo-ji Temple is said to have been established in the 1600s. The temple is famous for th …  more »
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Shiki-anShiki-an
Shiki-an is the house in which the poet Masaoka Shiki convalesced during his later years, a …  more »
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Shingen-ji Temple (Iriya Kishimojin)Shingen-ji Temple (Iriya Kishimojin)
Shingen-ji Temple, known for the Iriya Kishimojin, is one of the “Three Edo Kishimojin Temp …  more »
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Shitamachi MuseumShitamachi Museum
Shitamachi Museum serves to pass on the culture and traditions of Shitamachi to future gene …  more »
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Shobo-in Temple (Tobi-Fudoson)Shobo-in Temple (Tobi-Fudoson)
Established in 1530, Shobo-in Temple is commonly called “Tobi-Fudoson (Flying Deity)” becau …  more »
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Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo University of the ArtsSogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo University of the Arts
The concert hall at Tokyo University of the Arts, featuring a large pipe organ built by Fre …  more »
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Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music SchoolSogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School
Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School is Japan’s first western-style concert hall with  …  more »
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Sogen-ji Temple (Kappa-dera)Sogen-ji Temple (Kappa-dera)
A legend, which is associated with Sogen-ji Temple and the Kappa-bashi Bridge near the temp …  more »
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Suzumoto Entertainment Theater (Suzumoto Engei-jo)Suzumoto Entertainment Theater (Suzumoto Engei-jo)
Suzumoto Entertainment Theater was opened as a storytelling theater called “Gundan Honmoku- …  more »
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The National Museum of Western Art, TokyoThe National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (NMWA) was established in 1959. It is Japan’s onl …  more »
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The Ueno Royal Museum (Ueno-no-Mori Museum)The Ueno Royal Museum (Ueno-no-Mori Museum)
Operated by the Japan Art Association presided over by the Prince Hitachi, the Ueno Royal M …  more »
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The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the ArtsThe University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
This art museum is inside Tokyo University of Arts, Japan’s only national university of the …  more »
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Tokyo Bunka KaikanTokyo Bunka Kaikan
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is a concert hall built in 1961 as one of the projects to celebrate the  …  more »
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art MuseumTokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is a historic museum established in 1926 inside the Ueno Park …  more »
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Tokyo National MuseumTokyo National Museum
Opened in 1872, Tokyo National Museum is the oldest museum in Japan. The museum has the wor …  more »
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Tokyo Shitamachi BusTokyo Shitamachi Bus
Tokyo Shitamachi Bus is a convenient sightseeing route bus that goes to major spots of Toky …  more »
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Ueno Onshi Park / Shinobazu-no-ike PondUeno Onshi Park / Shinobazu-no-ike Pond
Ueno Onshi Park (or generally called Ueno Park) spreads over 532,000 square meters around U …  more »
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Ueno Toshogu ShrineUeno Toshogu Shrine
Ueno Toshogu Shrine was built in 1627, dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tok …  more »
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Ueno ZooUeno Zoo
First opened in 1882, Ueno zoo is the most historic zoo in Japan. The zoo in Ueno Onshi Par …  more »
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Yakuo-ji Temple (Ushiro-muki Jizo)Yakuo-ji Temple (Ushiro-muki Jizo)
A Jizo (guardian deity of children) statue in Yakuo-ji Temple used to face the Oshu-kaido R …  more »
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Yasaki Inari-jinja ShrineYasaki Inari-jinja Shrine
The third Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu established the “Sanjusangendo” in this location in 1642, …  more »
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Yokoyama Taikan Memorial HallYokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall keeps the collection of the great Japanese painter Yokoyama T …  more »
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Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)
Yushima Tenmangu (or also called Yushima Tenjin) was established in 458. It enshrines Sugaw …  more »
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Yanaka, Tokyo

Yanaka is an old town where time passes slowly. Take a stroll along streets lined with small shops, and discover retro Tokyo.

Asakura Museum of Sculpture (Asakura Choso Museum)Asakura Museum of Sculpture (Asakura Choso Museum)
Asakura Museum of Sculpture was originally the studio and residence of Fumio Asakura, a fou …  more »
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Choan-ji Temple (Jurojin)Choan-ji Temple (Jurojin)
Choan-ji Temple enshrines Jurojin, the god of longevity belongs to Yanaka Shichifukujin (Se …  more »
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Daien-ji Temple (Kasamori Inari)Daien-ji Temple (Kasamori Inari)
On the grounds of Daien-ji Temple, there are two monuments both erected in 1919 to commemor …  more »
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Daimyo Clock MuseumDaimyo Clock Museum
Daimyo Clock Museum is the only museum in Japan exhibiting Japanese clocks used by Daimyo f …  more »
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Former Yoshidaya Liquor Shop (Shitamachi Museum Annex)Former Yoshidaya Liquor Shop (Shitamachi Museum Annex)
The building was originally a liquor shop built in 1910 and operated until 1986. Then it wa …  more »
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Jyomyo-in TempleJyomyo-in Temple
Jomyo-in Temple, constructed in 1666, enshrines so many Jizo (stone statue of guardian deit …  more »
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Kannon-ji Temple (Tsuji-bei wall)Kannon-ji Temple (Tsuji-bei wall)
Kannon-ji Temple’s “Tsuji-bei” wall, a mud wall built in the Edo era (1603 – 1868), is unus …  more »
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Okakura Tenshin Memorial ParkOkakura Tenshin Memorial Park
The site of the former Nihon Bijutsu-in (Japan Art Institute) and the residence of Okakura  …  more »
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Yanaka CemeteryYanaka Cemetery
Yanaka Cemetery was founded in 1874 in the place where Yanaka Tenno-ji Temple was originall …  more »
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Yanaka GinzaYanaka Ginza
Yanaka Ginza is a small street market with about 70 shops mainly supplying commodities for  …  more »
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Yanaka Tenno-ji TempleYanaka Tenno-ji Temple
Leaving the Nippori Station by the south exit, you will soon find Tenno-ji Temple which was …  more »
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Zensho-an TempleZensho-an Temple
Zensho-an Temple was constructed by the sword and Zen master Yamaoka Tesshu in 1883 to mour …  more »
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Asakusa, Tokyo

The retrospective streets relate to the time when Tokyo was once called Edo. Take a walk and you can step back in time.

Asahi Beer HeadquartersAsahi Beer Headquarters
Asahi Beer is one of the major beer manufacturers in Japan. The beer glass-like tall buildi …  more »
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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information CenterAsakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is Taito-ku Ward’s tourist information facility  …  more »
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Asakusa Entertainment Hall (Asakusa Engei Hall)Asakusa Entertainment Hall (Asakusa Engei Hall)
Asakusa Entertainment Hall (Asakusa Engei Hall) is the only vaudeville theater where Rakugo …  more »
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Asakusa Hana-YashikiAsakusa Hana-Yashiki
Asakusa Hana-Yashiki is a nostalgic Shitamachi (old working-class district) style amusement …  more »
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Asakusa Mokuba-kan Public TheaterAsakusa Mokuba-kan Public Theater
Asakusa Mokuba-kan is famous as being one of the permanently public theaters in Japan. The  …  more »
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Asakusa Ohtori-jinja ShrineAsakusa Ohtori-jinja Shrine
Asakusa Ohtori-jinja Shrine, or commonly called “Otori-Sama”, enshrines Ame-no-Hiwashi-no-M …  more »
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Asakusa-jinja ShrineAsakusa-jinja Shrine
Asakusa-jinja Shrine, or more popularly “Sanja-sama (Shrine of the Three Gods)”, was built  …  more »
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Denbouin-dori StreetDenbouin-dori Street
Denbouin-dori Street, which runs 200 meters from east to west, is filled with the culture o …  more »
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Drum Museum (Taiko-kan)Drum Museum (Taiko-kan)
Drum Museum is the world’s first museum which specializes in drums. The museum exhibits abo …  more »
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Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts MuseumEdo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum
Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum exhibits traditional Shitamachi (old working-class …  more »
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Folding Screen Museum (Byobu Museum)Folding Screen Museum (Byobu Museum)
The city of Sumida has 23 “small museums”, where individuals and corporations exhibit rare  …  more »
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Kappabashi Dougu-gai (Kappabashi Kitchen Utensils Town)Kappabashi Dougu-gai (Kappabashi Kitchen Utensils Town)
Kappabashi Dougu-gai is an unique shopping district with a proud history of over 100 years. …  more »
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Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku”Konica Minolta Planetarium 'Tenku'
Enjoy a realistic walk under the stars in this planetarium in Tokyo Skytree Town operated b …  more »
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Matsuchiyama Shoden TempleMatsuchiyama Shoden Temple
The temple grounds of Matsuchiyama Shoden house among other things, a reconstructed Tanka p …  more »
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Mukojima Hyakka-en GardenMukojima Hyakka-en Garden
Mukojima Hyakka-en Garden was established in 1804 by a merchant and artists of his friends. …  more »
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Nakamise-dori StreetNakamise-dori Street
Nakamise-dori Street is a 250-meter long stone-paved promenade between Kaminari-mon Gate an …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
Senso-ji TempleSenso-ji Temple
Senso-ji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. The temple is popularly known as “Asakusa-no …  more »
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Sumida AquariumSumida Aquarium
Located in Tokyo Skytree Town, Sumida Aquarium is a huge aquarium themed on the sea of the  …  more »
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Sumida ParkSumida Park
Sumida Park, on the banks of the Sumida-gawa River, is a time-honored park opened to the pu …  more »
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Tokyo SkytreeTokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting and observation tower opened in 2012. The tower is Japan’s  …  more »
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Tokyo Skytree TownTokyo Skytree Town
Tokyo Skytree Town is a new “town with a tower” in the districts of Narihira and Oshiage, w …  more »
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Tokyo SolamachiTokyo Solamachi
Tokyo Solamachi is a “new downtown-style” commercial facility in Tokyo Skytree Town. Gather …  more »
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Tomb of Hiraga GennaiTomb of Hiraga Gennai
This is the tomb of Hiraga Gennai, a physician, author, painter and inventor who invented,  …  more »
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Tozen-ji TempleTozen-ji Temple
The particular Jizo, or guardian deity of children, in Tozen-ji Temple was the second one t …  more »
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World Bags and Luggage MuseumWorld Bags and Luggage Museum
World Bags and Luggage Museum keeps the collection of 550 bags from some 50 countries aroun …  more »
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Shibamata, Tokyo

Shibamata offers the kind of unique historical atmosphere that is now rare in Tokyo. Enjoy walking through the approach to the shrine lines with traditional rice dumpling and Senbei rice cracker shops. Then visit Shibamata Taishakuten, a temple with a history of more than 300 years. Stop in at the Tora-san Museum, which commemorates the movie series “Otoko-wa-Tsuraiyo” set in Shibamata for a taste of the old Japan. After viewing the area’s Japanese-style buildings and gardens, visit the Edo-gawa River, a critical waterway in the Edo Period (1603 – 1868). Here visitors may experience the only river ferry boat “Yagiri-no-Watashi” remaining in Tokyo.

Kanamachi Purification PlantKanamachi Purification Plant
This is one of major purification plants of the Tokyo Water Supply System. It takes in wate …  more »
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Kasai-jinja ShrineKasai-jinja Shrine
Kasai-jinja Shrine, founded in 1185, is the birthplace of Kasai-Bayashi (Kasai festival mus …  more »
History
Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum / Yamada Yoji MuseumKatsushika Shibamata Tora-san Museum / Yamada Yoji Museum
This is a memorial hall for “Otoko-wa-Tsuraiyo (It’s tough being a man)”, the comic film se …  more »
EntertainmentHistoryMuseum / Gallery
Katsushika-ku Yamamoto-teiKatsushika-ku Yamamoto-tei
The house of Yamamoto Einosuke, a business person in the Taisho era (1912 – 1926), is now o …  more »
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Mizumoto ParkMizumoto Park
Mizumoto Park is one of the largest park in the center of Tokyo and is the only park with w …  more »
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Shibamata Taishakuten TempleShibamata Taishakuten Temple
Shibamata Taishakuten was established in 1629. The temple appears in many Japanese literatu …  more »
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Taishakuten-sandoTaishakuten-sando
Taishakuten-sando is the oldest shopping street in Katsushika Ward, connecting Taishakuten  …  more »
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Yagiri-no-Watashi (Yagiri Ferry Crossing)Yagiri-no-Watashi (Yagiri Ferry Crossing)
Yagiri-no-Watashi is one of the ferries established as ferries floating across Edo-gawa Riv …  more »
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