Asakusa

There’s something fishy around here!

Despite the small size, Sumida Aquarium is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon in, especially if the weather isn’t particularly pleasant. It is located steps away from Tokyo Skytree, and about 20 minutes away from Asakusa’s Senso-ji Temple. It can get really crowded during the weekends that you won’t be able to appreciate the exhibits. I suggest going early in the morning on a weekday if you can.

The aquascape and its modern mixed with traditional design is reminiscent of contemporary Tokyo. It’s definitely not your run of the mill aquarium. However, even if you don’t care about design and only came for the fish, you will not be disappointed! They have a great jellyfish exhibit complete with an open lab. My favorite part was the tiny jellyfishes the size of ¥1 coin. (more…)

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The Old Town: Asakusa

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Ginza Line

Asakusa is easily accessed through the Metro Ginza line. If you are coming from major city centers such as Tokyo or Ikebukuro, the best way to connect into the area is by taking the JR Yamanote line to Ueno and changing lines. Take the Asakusa exit, and you’ll be able to follow the crowds easily. (more…)