Ueno / Asakusa / Shibamata
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.
Yanaka is an old town where time passes slowly. Take a stroll along streets lined with small shops, and discover retro Tokyo.
The retrospective streets relate to the time when Tokyo was once called Edo. Take a walk and you can step back in time.
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.