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Asakusa Tourist Center is housed in a newly built building designed by renown Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. While looking completely modern, the building effortlessly incorporates traditional design into it. (Think a modern version of the bathhouse in the anime Spirited Away). The eight-story Tourist Center has English-speaking staffs, free wi-fi, bathroom, currency exchange, a coffee shop and views of Tokyo’s Skytree and Sensoji Temple. While you’re there, also inquire about the free Panda Bus that can take you around the neighbourhood towards Skytree complex, as well as the free Asakusa Walking Tour.

Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 8pm
Direction: Subway Ginza and Toei Asakusa Lines to Asakusa Station
Phone: +81 3-3842-5566

Photo credit: Takeshi Yamagishi