Iconic Architecture in Asakusa

Beer-shaped building, Skytree and the "golden flame"

By Victoria Vlisides    - 1 min read

The "golden flame" atop a sheer black granite building, well, you just can't miss it in Asakusa. Asahi Beer Hall is one of the more iconic buildings in Tokyo. Though some may say the figure, which was actually modeled after submarine-building techniques, doesn't look like a flame, the company says it represents the spirit of the workers, according to an article on Tokyo Architecture Info's website.

Asahi Beer Hall is a 3 minute-walk from Asakusa Station. Next to it is another Asahi Beer Tower, a golden building with zigg-zagging edges actually shaped to look like a giant glass of beer! These buildings are just a sample of the artistic architecture found in the Sumida River area in Asakusa. And, of course, Tokyo Skytree is in this area, too.

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Victoria Vlisides

Victoria Vlisides @victoria.vlisides

Trained journalist who's not yet jaded. Can't get enough of meeting new people, the view, cheap travel, cherry-blossom-flavored food, dinner&drinks. Painfully addicted to Japan's gochya-gochya machines. If you're the type of person to try something new vs. something you know you like, we'll get along. I'm originally from the USA. Now in Chiba Prefecture, and August 2016 marks two years in Japan. I've worked in journalism/newspapers for more than 5 years. My:  Blog  --  Instagram   Travels in Japan (in brief): Kagoshima (Yakushima), Shizuoka (Gunma (Oze National Park, Mt. Shibutsu, Minakamix2), Tochigi (Kinugawa-Onsen, Nikko), Hyogo (Kobex2, Arima Hot Springs), Kyoto x3, Osaka, Nagano (Hakuba), Yamanashi (Katsunuma, Kawaguchiko area, Mt. Daibosatsu x3), Okinawa, Aichi (Nagoya), Kanagawa (Yokohama, Enoshima, Hakone, Kamakura), Tokyo (of course), Chiba (Choshi, Onjuku Beach, Otaki Forest, Otaki Castle, Nokogiriyama, Chiba City, Isumi, Kamogawa), Gifu, Ibaraki (Hitachi Seaside Park), Saitama (Kawaguchi), Shizuoka (Izu), Tokushima Travels outside of Japan: South Korea, Italy, Greece, France, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico x2, 22 states within the USA Future travel goals: Fukuoka, (SK) Seoul (again!), Hokkaido, Mt. Zao, Hiroshima, Mt. Fuji, Daito Islands (Okinawa), Taiwan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Iceland, Norway, Kyrgastan