Up to 8000 STEPS
A relaxing walk through Tokyo’s easternmost neighborhoods. Savor the old-fashioned “shitamachi” flair and the venerable temples and shrines.
Visit Tokyo's most famous temple, the brightly colored Asakusa Kannon Temple, situated in the historical Asakusa district.
With its five-story pagoda, the Buddhist temple is one of the most ancient in the city, been established back in the 7th century.
Located just outside the temple is the quaint Nakamise shopping area, a 200-meter street filled with charming shops selling traditional Japanese souvenirs and snacks. Around the temples, busy shopping streets, and old school restaurants make the area very pleasant to explore.
Not far away from the temple, we find two of the most enchanting streets of Tokyo: Kappabashi and Ameyoko.
The first one, named after a Japanese water demon, is specialized in selling everything needed by restaurants.
Ameyoko, on the other side, is a market area born after World War Two as a black market selling also imported goods (mainly from the US) hence the name recalling America.
Start the visit outside Asakusa Station on the Ginza line and reach the famous Kaminarimon, the access gate to the beloved Senso-ji temple.
Pass through the colorful Nakamise-dori and, after visiting the temple's main hall, stroll through the neighborhood.
Move to Kappabashi and end the walk at the Ameyoko market in Ueno.