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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center: your hub for sightseeing in Asakusa



2020.11.26 (Thu)

By Charlotte, long-term Tokyo resident & history-loving traveler

Asakusa is often brought up as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo. When you flip through a Tokyo guidebook, for instance, one of the first things you'll see are pictures of Kaminarimon Gate at the Senso-ji Temple, a staple of Asakusa. Still, people who are visiting Asakusa for the first time—and especially those with small children who need nursing and diaper changes—might be at a loss about how exactly to navigate the area. To help such people, today I will introduce Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, which comes equipped with convenient facilities for people with small children.

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is located directly across the street from the Kaminarimon Gate at Senso-ji Temple. The building was designed by internationally famous architect Kengo Kuma, and features a unique exterior that looks like several single-story Japanese-style houses have been stacked on top of each other, so you can't miss it. Stepping inside, visitors find a large counter, where tourist information is available in four languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. Here, you can receive helpful maps and guidebooks for free, as well as ask about recommended spots to visit.

In the second-floor nursing room, a nursing booth, a milk formula warmer, and a diaper changing table are available for use. Also, multipurpose restrooms can be found on the first, fourth, and seventh floors, with spacious stalls that let you easily enter even if you're pushing a stroller. There are also strollers available for rental on the first floor in case your child is tired but you didn't bring one along, so please take advantage of this service (there is a limit on how many strollers can be rented).

If you visit Asakusa with your young child, why not plan to tour the area using the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center as your main hub for sightseeing?
*Please see the Taito Ward official website for facility operation hours and other detailed information.

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