Discover the best top things to do in Edogawa, Japan including Subway Museum, Asakusa, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Senso-ji Temple, Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo Skytree, Katsushika Shibamata Torasan Memorial Hall.
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4 based on 154 reviews
Not sure I can recommend this place. Made a special trip out to visit this museum based on reviews. My 12- and 10-year-old had a positive attitude going in, yet that deflated midway through. Yes, there are older cars you can enter, and interactive cars as well. The simulator that has the screen plus the corresponding motion is the best. The other simulators with the screens only have an overbearing attendant that wants the "driver" to stop "just so", so he guides the "train" in for the child!!!
The model of the subway system looks amazing, but is only operational four times a day. Disappointing!! We visited right in between two times, and it was definitely not worth it to wait -- not sure why such an apparently well-constructed model needs to have such limited use!!!
Lastly, there are some explanations in English, but we felt our understanding was limited due to the lack of bilingual signage. Yes, it is Japan, but the museum could probably benefit in terms of increased tourist traffic by the addition of multilingual signage.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
Asakusa area is famous and popular 1district in Tokyo, forming one of the largest amusement centers in the city. There are many restaurants, Theaters, and souvenir shops in the district attracting millions of visitors to pray for Kannon's blessing toward yourself and family.
4.5 based on 719 reviews
This was the highlight of my trip to Tokyo. I would highly recommend anyone going to Japan to see a sumo match as it’s a total authentic Japanese experience and super to watch. Read up on the rules beforehand so you know a bit more about what’s going on but really super. You can book tickets online before your trip.
4 based on 479 reviews
Tokyo Sea Life Park captures visitors with a huge glass dome, displaying rare marine life collected from the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Atlantic, Arctic and Antarctic. Especially thrilling is the Bluefin tuna darting swiftly around in a huge 2,200-ton donut-like tank under the glass dome. It is the world’s first facility in which pelagic fish swim in a cluster and succeeded in spawning.
The aquarium is also known for its exhibition of penguins, one of the largest in Japan, raising Humboldt, Rockhopper, Fairy, and King penguins that can be observed both on land and through water. It also exhibits the world’s largest kelp, a cluster of sea algae from California, various marine environments of Ogasawara Islands, Izu Seven Islands and Tokyo Bay to show sea life in Tokyo, and sea birds, like tufted puffin and murre, swimming at a dazzling speed under water.
In addition, the aquarium has a display of duplicated Freshwater life that existed in Tokyo when it was rich with nature. Motsugo Psedorasbora parva fish, which are rarely seen in Tokyo nowadays, are in some ponds and marshes.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history. Exhibits include replicas of historical Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.
We tried to visit the museum earlier in the week only to find the museum is currently closed until end of March 2018. There were many other tourists also discovering this and being disappointed.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, to the Sumida River only to have it returned to them the next day. This temple located in Tokyo's Asakusa district was built to honor her.
Temple itself is grand.
The rest of the surrounds seem a bit commercial and tacky.
A million places to get your fortune slip - for a price!
Lots of shops selling the same stuff, although the food places were good.
We were there at cherry blossom time so it was very busy.
4 based on 379 reviews
The Temple is the highlight of all visits to the town of Shibamta. Quite easily to find from the 柴又 station; one just have to walk past the lively “Nakamise” Taishakuten Sando [帝釈天参道] (but please don’t compare with Nakamise-dori of Askakusa or Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji Temple). A rather touristy street with several tea houses and edo-styled houses selling interesting Japanese snacks and souvenirs .
At the end of the street you will come to the gates to the Buddhist Taishakuten Temple founded way back in 1629.. While it may be a major tourist destination within Tokyo itself it is well worth visiting for the amazing carvings on the temple walls, the serene and lovely garden and more… The real attractions are the exceptionally intricate wood carvings surrounding the temple, as well as the traditional garden - all of which are accessible by a well laid-out raised wooden pathway. But you have to pay entry for this. Else one can just explore the vast temple premise too.
The atmosphere is one of serenity, amid a crowd of worshippers.
Do coupled your trip here to other places of interest nearby such as Tora-san Museum, Yamamoto-tei, to make it more worthwhile.!
4 based on 351 reviews
This park competes with its neighbor Tokyo Disney, in some ways no contest, although it is worth a stop if you are in the area, with its Sea Life Park, Beaches, Japanese garden and lotus pond. It has wonderful walking paths (unlike Disney), a huge ferris wheel, the largest in Japan, and actually operating, it offers birdwatching, more. I walked through it from Disney and in the direction of Sky Tree
4 based on 6 reviews
The skytree is one of the highest radio towers in the world. You can purchase tickets to go the mid level or top observation area. There is an option to purchase international tickets at a modest premium. This is available to international travelers with a passport and allows you to go to the front of the line. This allowed us to bypass about an hours wait to get to the top. We purchased tickets to the mid observation area. It was quite crowded but offered spectacular views of Tokyo in all directions. It was easy to see out the windows and get photographs. There is a small amount of information available with English translations. There is a small restaurant and coffee shop and gift shop in the upper level. I didn't use these so can't comment on the prices. You start on the upper level and go down two escalators to get to the exit level. The elevators are closed so no views from the elevators, however, they are quiet, fast and comfortable. This is well worth it and I would recommend the International tickets if you can afford the premium.
4 based on 129 reviews
This is a museum dedicated to Torasan, the main actor who played in once popular Japanese drama. It feels as if we went back in time to down town Japan of several decades ago. There is a sovenir shop, where it is possible to rent clothes and dress like Torasan for pictures.
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