Tokyo Walks: Taito City

Traditional handicrafts, nature, and entertainment

By Elena Lisina    - 1 min read

When walking around the most famous places in Tokyo like Asakusa, you can discover a lot of less interesting things, too. In Asakusa, I was able to enjoy the city by following volunteer guides and they took me to the exhibition of Taito City’s Traditional Crafts.

Taito City of Edo period was a major center of commerce and culture. A great variety of traditional handicrafts were developed there and are still carried down by artisans. The most famous crafts are wooden chests, silverware, Buddhist altars “butsudan.” lacquer wear, ornaments for temples and shrines, faceted glassware, and some kinds of dolls.

In Asakusa, you can find many shops with handicrafts and enjoy beautiful views while avoiding crowds at Sensoji temple or Nakamise shopping street.

When traveling, I like to see as much as possible but without rushing. So, I like to take my time to enjoy many details and to watch people around me. Also, I like to take many photos and look through them on my way back home.

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo!