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Taito

Full of history and traditional Japanese culture

About Taito
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Things to do in Taito

Ueno Zoo
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Ueno Zoo

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Upcoming Taito Events

Hina Dolls Exhibition

Hina Dolls Exhibition

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Each year on March 3rd in Japan, many families display intricate dolls in celebration of hinamatsuri, or Girls' Day. A specia...

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Yoshida Hiroshi Exhibition

Yoshida Hiroshi Exhibition

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A special exhibition taking place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum looks into the works of Yoshida Hiroshi, a renowned pa...

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Where to eat in Taito

Miharashi Cafe

Miharashi Cafe

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Do you plan to visit Asakusa in Tokyo and you are looking for an "out-of-the-way" spot or experience? I may have just the rig...

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Train Suite Shiki-Shima

Train Suite Shiki-Shima

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4-day 3-night experience on the ultra-luxe Japanese residential train, the Train Suite Shiki-Shima (meaning ‘land of four sea...

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Meat Bar Rosemary Ueno

Meat Bar Rosemary Ueno

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At lunch time, Meat Bar Rosemary Ueno offers reasonably priced Indian curry sets. Dine in cozy booths with dark wood tables, ...

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About Taito

Taito-ku has an abundance of new modern facilities to enjoy, the area is full of history and traditional Japanese culture going back to the Edo period of the 17th Century. Unlike some of the more over enthusiastically developed areas of the city, where bulldozers have removed all the charming sense of the past, Taito-ku has preserved many neighborhoods with old style characteristics and culture carried on in the Shitamachi spirit.

There are a number of main neighborhoods to explore as well as small off the beaten track places of interest. You will find many places to explore in this area.

Ueno is home to the oldest and first public park established in Tokyo in 1873. Ueno Park is the home to some of Tokyo's most splendid cultural sites. Inside the park you will find a variety of things to explore from, temples, national, art, nature and science museums and Ueno Zoo.

Across from the park is the bustling marketplace of Ameyoko. From discount merchandise sold by energetic street vendors to brand name shops and upper-end department stores it is a shoppers paradise.

Asakusa is a thriving temple town and a long and distinguished history. The landmark of the area is the grand Senso-ji, a temple built in the 7th century with its splendid Kaminarimon or Thunder gate.

Sumida Park stretches along the river and is a popular spot for Cherry blossom viewing in spring and fireworks displays in summer. Many events and festivals are held throughout the year attracting crowds of people to enjoy the celebrations and charming sights Asakusa has to offer.

Taito-ku is a cradle of both Japanese culture and modern facilities that has something to offer for everyone. It is a must see area for any visitor to Tokyo.

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