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Taito

Full of history and traditional Japanese culture

About Taito
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Things to do in Taito

Upcoming Taito Events

Sanja Matsuri

Sanja Matsuri

May 15th - May 16th

Sanja Matsuri is one of Tokyo's biggest festivals and features over 100 mikoshi floats paraded through the grounds of Senso-ji..

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Watanabe Shotei Exhibition

Watanabe Shotei Exhibition

Mar 27th - May 23rd

A special exhibition taking place at the Tokyo University of the Arts University Museum looks at the works of Watanabe Shotei (1851-1918),..

1 ¥1,700
Hunters on Land Exhibition

Hunters on Land Exhibition

Mar 9th - Jun 13th

A special event taking place at the National Museum of Nature and Science looks at the theme of "hunters on land", and will explore..

2 ¥2,000

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Where to eat in Taito

Smile Thailand

Smile Thailand

Sherilyn Siy

Retreat into one of the world's favorite tourist destinations. Traditional Thai decorations provide the appropriate relaxing..

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Places to stay in Taito

Sawanoya Ryokan

Sawanoya Ryokan

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With a wooden exterior that would not be remiss in an old Japanese film, the interior of Sawanoya is just as comforting. Visitors..

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Agora Place Asakusa

Agora Place Asakusa

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Newly opened in July of 2012, Agora Place Asakusa is a stylish, chic hotel whose modern concepts make it unique in a tired hotel..

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon

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The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon offers unrivalled views of the local area and nearby Tokyo Skytree, as well as a comfortably intimate..

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Verde Regalo

Verde Regalo

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Verde Regalo specializes in artisanal breads and homemade bacon. A visit will correct your notion that nothing delicious could possibly..

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About Taito

Taito-ku has an abundance of new modern facilities to enjoy, the area is full of history and traditional Japanese culture going back to the Edo period of the 17th Century. Unlike some of the more over enthusiastically developed areas of the city, where bulldozers have removed all the charming sense of the past, Taito-ku has preserved many neighborhoods with old style characteristics and culture carried on in the Shitamachi spirit.

There are a number of main neighborhoods to explore as well as small off the beaten track places of interest. You will find many places to explore in this area.

Ueno is home to the oldest and first public park established in Tokyo in 1873. Ueno Park is the home to some of Tokyo's most splendid cultural sites. Inside the park you will find a variety of things to explore from, temples, national, art, nature and science museums and Ueno Zoo.

Across from the park is the bustling marketplace of Ameyoko. From discount merchandise sold by energetic street vendors to brand name shops and upper-end department stores it is a shoppers paradise.

Asakusa is a thriving temple town and a long and distinguished history. The landmark of the area is the grand Senso-ji, a temple built in the 7th century with its splendid Kaminarimon or Thunder gate.

Sumida Park stretches along the river and is a popular spot for Cherry blossom viewing in spring and fireworks displays in summer. Many events and festivals are held throughout the year attracting crowds of people to enjoy the celebrations and charming sights Asakusa has to offer.

Taito-ku is a cradle of both Japanese culture and modern facilities that has something to offer for everyone. It is a must see area for any visitor to Tokyo.

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