Located in the North East of Tokyo is Asakusa - an area that has been a bustling town since the Edo period. Despite being pretty much flattened in the huge earthquake of 1923 and then again in the 1945 bombings, Asakusa went through a speedy recovery.
Today, Asakusa is a popular tourist spot with Sensoji temple and the many buildings in the area which are reminiscent from the Edo Period.
The most convenient way to get to Asakusa would be to get off at Asakusa station located on the Ginza and Asakusa line. Tis located very near to Akihabara and Ueno.
Asakusa is a great place to experience more of the traditional Japan without having to travel far away from Tokyo.
We arrived for filming at about 13:00 and spent some time at Sensoji temple. Then moved on to a retro toy store (which I will talk about later) and went for a dip in a public bath.
Finished off the evening with a visit to "Hoppi Doori" - a road named after a brand of beer where folks sit outdoors drinking and munching on some good food.