Tokyo: Asakusa Station Area
Asakusa is a vibrant neighbourhood of Tokyo, best known for the impressive Senno-ji Temple, lots of eateries and plenty of shopping. As an older area of Tokyo, Asakusa has lots of character with rickshaws catering to the many visitors that head to the area each day. Within walking distance of Asakasa, Tokyo Skytree is the capitals tallest building and one of the most popular attractions in the city – another reason the area is so popular with international visitors. In the area around Asakusa Station, there is a good variety of affordable hotels – including some 4 and 3-star options – and traditional ‘ryokan’ guesthouses. In terms of high-end accommodation, there isn’t a lot in the area. Visitors looking for higher-end options should consider the nearby areas of Tokyo Station / Marunouchi or Ginza Station.