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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Viewing Deck

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to check latest sightseeing information at 1st floor
2: to find sightseeing spots on diorama at 1st floor
3: to see landscape of Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree® from Viewing Deck at 8th floor

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Among best view points of Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree®

If you visit Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Viewing Deck, you can view the scenery of Asakusa area.

This observatory is located at the 8th floor, the highest floor in Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center with about 39-meter high across from Kaminarimon Gate in Sensoji Temple. As there are not so many high-rise buildings in Asakusa, you will see wide open 180-degree scenery to north and east directions from considerable height.

To the north direction, you will see Sensoji Temple, the head Buddhist temple of Shokannon Sect, in harmony with the town of Asakusa. This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo and has a history since 628. From the observatory, you will find its relative positions of its temple grounds including Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping Street, Hozomon Gate, Five-Storied Pagoda and Main Hall. Also, to the east direction, you will see Tokyo Skytree® across from Sumida River, along with Asahi Beer Tower with the motif of a beer mug and the public art called Object of Flame.

Sensoji Temple is located in a commercial area, while some other Buddhist temples such as Ikegami Honmonji Temple are built in hilly areas. There are even large advertisement boards around Kaminarimon Gate. It is also a mysterious scenery that "Space Shot" at Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park moves up to about 60-meter high near Sensoji Temple. However, Sensoji Temple blends well with its diversified surroundings including Tokyo Skytree®. In this sense, you will see one of the symbolic sceneries in Tokyo from this observatory that "tradition" and "modern" co-exist like landscapes of Japanese gardens and skyscrapers at Hama-Rikyu Gardens and Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Gardens.

You will see something special If you visit this observatory at night, while you have a wonderful time anytime all through the year. You will enjoy its night scenery of strong straight lights throughout Nakamise Shopping Street and fantastic lighten-up Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree®.

It seems that the relationship between Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Viewing Deck and Tembo Deck (350 meter high) and Tembo Galleria (450 meter high) of Tokyo Skytree® in Asakusa area seems to be similar to that between the observatory (94 meter high) of Yokohama Marine Tower and Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden (273 meter high) in Yokohama area. If you visit both places in one area, you will find that holistic sceneries from skyscrapers are different from familiar ones from high-rise buildings. It is great that you have options to try both kinds of sceneries in these areas, isn't it?

It opened in 2012. It is a small public observatory of Taito City near Kaminarimon of Sensoji Temple. It is located in Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Asakusa Station.

For your information, the latest local sightseeing information is available at Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. You can see local events such as photo exhibitions at the 7th floor and local images such as festivals at the 6th floor. Also, you can check sightseeing places at a diorama of Taito City at the 1st floor.

On a different note, this architecture is designed by Mr. Kengo Kuma (1954-Present), who also worked for Kabukiza Theatre, Nezu Museum and Suntory Museum of Art.

Event Information

"Ozashiki-Odori of Asakusa Geisha"
September 23, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday) and September 30, 2017 (Saturday)
October 7, 2017 (Saturday), October 14, 2017 (Saturday) , October 21, 2017 (Saturday) and October 28, 2017 (Saturday)
November 4, 2017 (Saturday), November 11, 2017 (Saturday) , November 18, 2017 (Saturday) and November 25, 2017 (Saturday)

Finished Event Information

"Ozashiki-Odori"
October 17, 2015 (Saturday), October 24, 2015 (Saturday) and October 31, 2015 (Saturday)
November 7, 2015 (Saturday), November 14, 2015 (Saturday), November 21, 2015 (Saturday) and November 28, 2015 (Saturday)

"Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Project Exhibition: The Character of Kabuki and Yose"
from January 23, 2016 (Saturday) to January 31, 2016 (Sunday)

"Kengo Kuma Exhibition: Wood and Shadow"
from February 4, 2016 (Thursday) to February 20, 2016 (Saturday)

"Manufacturing Exhibition of Taito City"
from February 23, 2016 (Tuesday) to February 28, 2016 (Sunday)

"Ozashiki-Odori"
April 9, 2016 (Saturday), April 23, 2016 (Saturday) and April 30, 2016 (Saturday)
June 11, 2016 (Saturday), June 18, 2016 (Saturday) and June 25, 2016 (Saturday)
July 2, 2016 (Saturday) and July 16, 2016 (Saturday)
October 1, 2016 (Saturday), October 8, 2016 (Saturday), October 22, 2016 (Saturday) and October 29, 2016 (Saturday)
November 5, 2016 (Saturday), November 12, 2016 (Saturday), November 19, 2016 (Saturday) and November 26, 2016 (Saturday)

"Cultural Entertainment of Down Town Taito: Small Performance Event"
December 3, 2016 (Saturday) and December 17, 2016 (Saturday)

"Ozashiki-Odori of Asakusa Geisha"
April 1, 2017 (Saturday), April 8, 2017 (Saturday) and April 22, 2017 (Saturday)
June 3, 2017 (Saturday), June 10, 2017 (Saturday) , June 17, 2017 (Saturday) and June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
July 1, 2017 (Saturday) and July 15, 2017 (Saturday)

"KENGO KUMA EXHIBITION: SMALL ARCHITECTURE"
from May 13, 2017 (Saturday) to June 11, 2017 (Sunday)

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Necessary Time
It is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a rapid pace, and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 9:00 to 22:00.

Closed Day
It has no fixed closed days. Due to maintenance, it may be closed.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

Access
It takes about 1 minutes from Asakusa Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Asakusa Station (Tobu: Tobu Skytree Line)
◎ Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line)
◎ Asakusa Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
◎ Asakusa Station (Metropolitan Intercity: Tsukuba Express)

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◎ Alone
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◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Viewing Deck

Name in Roman Letters
Asakusa Bunka Kanko Senta Tenbo Terasu

Name in Japanese
浅草文化観光センター展望テラス
あさくさぶんかかんこうせんたーてんぼうてらす

Address
2-18-9, Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo, 111-0034, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3842-5566

URL
http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/bunka_kanko/oyakudachi/kankocenter/

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