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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

Asakusa Awa Odori 2024

Asakusa Awa Odori 2024

Early Jul

Back in action after a 14 year hiatus, the Asakusa Awa Odori brings traditional dance performances to this popular Tokyo tourist..

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Iriya Asagao Festival 2024

Iriya Asagao Festival 2024

Jul 6th - Jul 8th

The Iriya Asagao Festival has been hosted on July 6, 7, 8 every year since late Edo period, when asagao (morning glories) became..

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Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri 2024

Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri 2024

Early Jul

Stretching from Ueno to Asakusa, Shitamachi Tanabata features countless decorations, dancing, food and streets and live performances...

6 Free Entry

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Where to eat in Taito

T's Tantan Ecute Ueno

T's Tantan Ecute Ueno

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Located within Ueno Station, the Ecute shopping mall is home to a variety of stores and restaurants, and one fantastic spot for..

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Places to stay in Taito

Sawanoya Ryokan

Sawanoya Ryokan

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Sawanoya Ryokan lets you experience the traditional Japanese way of life in a historical Edo period neighbourhood.

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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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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..

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Latest Taito Reports

Asakusa Shutter Art

Asakusa Shutter Art

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Before the crowds show up in Asakusa, a walk along the streets of Nakamise Dori is an interesting experience and allows for viewing..

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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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