Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center

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Name in Japanese: 浅草文化観光センター
Area: Asakusa
Address: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo [map]
Phone: 03-3842-5566 03-3842-5566
Access: 183 m from Asakusa Station Ginza Line (G19)Asakusa Line (A18)Tobu Skytree Line (TS1)
0.6 km from Tawaramachi Station Ginza Line (G18)
Hours: 09:00 - 20:00

The Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center is a distinctive seven-level building in Asakusa, directly opposite the famous Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple.

The Culture and Tourism Center is designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma and has a free observation deck and cafe on the 7th floor, with great views of Sensoji and Tokyo Skytree. It’s even made our list of top spots for a view of Tokyo.

On the ground floor is an information center with English-speaking staff.

Photo by Angela An