Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is located at the top tourist destination in Tokyo. In front of the Kaminarimon, the gate that leads through Nakamise Dori (Tokyo’s most commercial pedestrian street) to Sensoji Temple. All these attractions can be seen from the 8th floor of the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, as well as Tokyo Skytree (the tallest building in Japan) and other iconic buildings in the area. Visitors to Asakusa can find here many information in four languages (English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean) and a friendly stuff will assist them to explore all these that this historic and traditional area of Tokyo has to offer.
The building, a mixture of steel, wood and glass, was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and his office, Kengo Kuma & Associates, and opened in April 2012. Kuma is also the designer of Olympic Stadium, the main venue of Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (浅草文化観光センター, Asakusa bunka kankō sentā) is open every day from 9:00 to 20:00 (the Viewing Deck until 22:00 and the cafe is open from 10:00 to 20:00) with free admission. Free wifi access and currency exchange counter (temporary closed) are available.
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