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Tokyo Ryokan is located in Asakusa, one of the Shi-ta-ma-chi towns of Tokyo, where you can let yourself be enchanted by the air of temple incense. As a contrast to the neon lights of Tokyo's many nightlife attractions, in this Shita-machi you can experience the atmosphere of Edo, the old Tokyo. It is 4 min. walk to nearest station Tawaramachi (G18) on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Asakusa station is about 8 min. walk.
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Asakusa is located on the north-east of central Tokyo, easy access to many popular sightseeing spots like Tokyo Skytree (4min.), Ueno (3 min.), Akihabara (5 min.), Tokyo main station (15 min), Ginza (16 min.), Roppongi (20 min.), Shinjuku (25 min.), Harajuku (25 min.), Shibuya (26 min.), and you can also take ferry from Sumida River Park to the Tokyo Bay area, for instance, to visit Odaiba and Hamarikyu. Nikko can be reached by direct train on Tobu Skytree Line. There are also direct connections both from/to Narita Airport and Haneda Airport.
Here's the list of short and nice walk distance from Tokyo Ryokan including several must-places of downtown Tokyo. For more detailed lists, please visit Official Sightseeing Spots Link.
Tokyo Skytree
Height of 634m, just completed in 2012, new Tokyo Tower. Tembo Deck (350m), Tembo Galleria (450m) and Sola-machi (Sky-town) has become the must of Japan. Tokyo Ryokan is located within nice local walking distance, and between Ueno and Asakusa.
Sensouji Temple
The oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, also known as Asakusa Kan-non Temple. Night time light-up until 23:00 is calm and sound with soul vibration. There is also sacred Asakusa Jinja Shrine right next to the mail hall.
Kaminarimon Gate
Kaminari-mon (Thunder-gate), the outer gate of the Sensouji Temple and symbol of Asakusa, which was dedicated by Mr. Panasonic (Matsushita san). Entrepreneur wanna-be touches the dragon ball decorated underneath the lantern.
Nakamise
A shopping street of 260m, 88 shops. Edo-style crafts is sold here. Worth roaming in the night time to see Japanese paintings on each shutter. Perpendicularly crossing shopping street is called Shin-Nakamise, also worth to explore 110 shops.
Asahi Beer Building
The headquater of Asahi Breweries Ltd. Jug of beer (see the exterior of the building as your beer bubble?), giant golden flame (please ask Philippe Starck san "c'est quoi?"), and newest icon, Tokyo Skytree can be in one shot from Asakusa bridge.
Cruise on Sumidagawa
Direct water bus Himiko and Hotaluna connect Asakusa and Odaiba. Both ferries were designed by one of the famous manga author (999, three-nine). Hamarikyu Japanese Garden and Ryogoku Sumo Kokugikan have link with another type of ferries, too. Discount tickets available (JPY1,560 => JPY1,300) at Tokyo Ryokan.
Kappabashi Dougugai
Tokyo's wholesale restaurant supplies area. Plastic Sushi Sample, Knife, Nambu Tekki, Yunomi (Youknowme?), Kyusu, Lantern Chochin, Noren, Ohashi, Pottery, China, Japan and more. It is less than 1km long street, but it takes forever. You cannot avoid window-shopping and windows-hopping?
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
(Asakusa Bunka Kanko Center)

All about Asakusa with SGG, foreign currency exchange (Sat.Sun.Holiday as well), free internet, free WiFi from 09:00AM to 20:00 (8PM). 8th floor has great view of Skytree and Sensouji Temple.
Tokyo National Museum
Established in 1872, the oldest and largest museum in Japan. It exhibits fine Japanese artifacts including pre-historical ones plus some from all over Asia. Nearby the building has also Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art.
Ueno Onshi Park and Ueno Zoo
Japan's first park with a zoo, art museum, national museum, ponds, shrines, temples, cherry blossoms and lotus flowers. It is also famous for the battlefield of Meiji new government and Edo samurai.
Ameyoko
This busy market streets from JR Ueno station to JR Okachimachi station are always crowded with clothes, cosmetics, bags, fish, spices, tea, seaweeds nori, tachinomi standing izakaya, niki no okashi (junk food department store), t-shirts, golf, Takeya (the purple buildings) and more.
Yanaka Cemetery YaNeSen
Founded in 1874. Many celebrities including Yokoyama Taikan, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Shibusawa Eiichi, Hatoyama Ichiro, Dewanoumi 19th Yokozuna and more are sleeping in peace here. It is also known as cats' heaven.
Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium
3 out of 6 tournaments are held here in Ryogoku, Tokyo, nice riverside walk distance from Asakusa. During the tournament, best match can be seen between 17:00 - 18:00. In the morning or early afternoon, you may explore Kyu Yasuda Teien, Edo Tokyo Museum, Ireido Shinsai Kinendo, Honganji Jikoin as well as Akihabara.
Edo-Tokyo Museum
The half bridge of Nihonbashi (wooden Japan-Bridge), Senryobako (box of oban or ohban and koban), Nagaya, Shibaigoya (koya), Echigoya in Edo Zone. Asakusa Ryounkaku and more in Modern Tokyo Zone.
Akihabara Denkigai Electric Town
The world famous electric city together with Manga, Japanimation, maid, maid cafe, Hokoten or Hokosha Tengoku, Sega game arcade, video arcade, amusement arcade, print club or plicla, AKB48, yes, world Mecca of the "geek" !
2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan
It is situated underneath the elevated railway tracks between Akihabara and Okachimachi (just south of Ueno). A group of craftsmen who display their advanced, high quality skills in galleries, studios, cafes, shops, and more. Regular workshops are held to invite visitors to try their hands at making masterpieces.
There are so many restaurants around Tokyo Ryokan, all in a short walking distance (even after Sake).
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Gallery ef
Built in Edo era (even before the great Kanto earthquake), but most parts had been renovated by local artists. Now active in place for relax with international gallery.
Open: Cafe 11:00-19:00 / Bar 18:00-24:00
Closed: Tuesday
February Cafe
Is it only the Italian machine magic? No. Best beans with perfect roast and right milk, every factor beautifully plays each role, then such aroma and art and the masterpiece appears. One of the best Caffe Latte in Tokyo (no exaggeration).
Open : 08:10-20:00
Kappabashi Coffee & Bar
Well managed by interior design company. Very cozy and relax for locals. Morning set menu has super value at 500yen (08:00-10:00), and Lunch does as well. Black coffee dripps one-by-one. Popular coffee bean from Kobe is the reason of aroma.
Open: 08:00-26:00 (02:00)
Sometaro
One of the typical Okonomiyaki restaurant in Tokyo. Homely homey and traditional style house. Guests cook on your teppan-yaki table. Are you a good chef yourself? Located between Tokyo Ryokan and Taito Ryokan.
Open: 12:00-22:00
Tempura Fukuoka
Just came back from Jazzy New York after 33 years of his serving Japanese VIPs when they visit the Apple City. Lunch has good deal, dinner has good music. Non-smoking. Vegetarian welcome.
Open: 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00
Closed: Monday
Chuuka 18 ban
Ramen, SuanLaMian, Tanmen, GomaTantan, Gyoza, Fried Rice, ButaDon, Teishoku (set menu), all tastes good, actually one of the best ramen shops in Asakusa (serving more than 45 years). Vegetarian welcome.
Open: 11:00-16:00, 17:00-21:00
Closed: Sunday, National holiday
468 (Eu-ro-pe)
Anago Bo-Zushi (Sushi) and imosui are the must. Trained well in famous restaurant in Kyoto, young owner started his first shop here in Asakusa 10 years ago. Only 6 seats, all facing counter like izakaya style.
Open: 13:00-21:00
Closed: Monday
Sushi-ken
Everyday, Neta (ingredient) comes from Tsukiji fish market. Very fresh and good price. Weekends Lunch starts from JPY1,260 with the quality, no other shop can do with their wisdom (ken). Better to sit on counter seat so that you can enjoy chef's talented hands right in front of you.
Open: until 02:00am (yes, two hours after mid night)
Izakaya Wai-Wai
Bar, Izakaya, Sake. Very small family style Izakaya with maximum 10 people. English menu is available. Vegetarian welcome (^_^)
Open: 17:00-01:00am
Closed: Monday
Campion Ale
English style brewpub, all brewed right behind the bar counter. Tried Asahi? Sapporo? Kirin? Suntory? this comfy tavern becomes a must-visit in Asakusa for every beer-lovers. You will be lucky to be able to taste all 5 varieties of ale (because usually one or two of them got sold-out everyday). Meat pies are the best in town.
Open : 17:00-23:30 Weekdays / 12:00-23:30 Weekend and Holidays
Yamato
Udon, Soba, Katsudon, Oyakodon, Curry Namban, and more, all is cooked and served by local family of Asakusa. This is truly the authentic Japanese style. No frill, very simple, and so good, just like mother's kitchen.
Closed: Sundays and Holidays
Lemon Pie
The shop name says everything. Lemon Meringue Pie as well as Chocolate Cake are the best in town. Everyday sold-out, so better hurry.
Open: 12:00-18:30
Closed: Sunday, Monday
Kikumaru
Nothing comes from can (not canned food like others) but ingredients are limited-time-consumed, cooked by owner's hands. Eggplant Beef Curry has taste, too. Next to Tokyo Ryokan.
Open: 11:30-19:00
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