Taito
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Taito

Full of history and traditional Japanese culture

About Taito
Ken Wang

Things to do in Taito

Ueno Zoo
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Activities

Ueno Zoo

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Ameyoko
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Shopping

Ameyoko

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Upcoming Taito Events

Tori-no-Ichi

Tori-no-Ichi

Gloria Ticconi

The rooster is the tenth symbol in the Japanese zodiac. In Japanese it is often called tori, and it is associated with gain a...

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Collecting Van Gogh Exhibition

Collecting Van Gogh Exhibition

Kim

A special exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will showcase 28 paintings and 20 drawings by Van Gogh from the Krö...

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Hagoita-Ichi Fair

Hagoita-Ichi Fair

Gloria Ticconi

At Senso-ji temple in Tokyo's historical Asakusa district, you can buy traditional decorated bats at the Hagoita-Ichi Fair, h...

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Where to eat in Taito

T's Tantan Ecute Ueno

T's Tantan Ecute Ueno

Kim

Located within Ueno Station, the Ecute shopping mall is home to a variety of stores and restaurants, and one fantastic spot f...

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Places to stay in Taito

Agora Place Asakusa

Agora Place Asakusa

Kyle Hedlund

Newly opened in July of 2012, Agora Place Asakusa is a stylish, chic hotel whose modern concepts make it unique in a tired ho...

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Homestay in Japan

Homestay in Japan

Kyle Hedlund

A unique way to frame your time in Japan is by doing a homestay with a local family, and Homestay-in-Japan.com can help you a...

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Latest Taito Reports

Asakusa's Denboin Garden

Asakusa's Denboin Garden

Kim

Asakusa's Denboin Garden is often referred to as a hidden gem or Tokyo's secret garden. Situated adjacent to the famous Senso...

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Asakusa Station

Asakusa Station

Kim

A destination on just about every Tokyo traveler's list is Asakusa, and it's extremely easy to access thanks to Asakusa Stat...

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Ueno Marui

Ueno Marui

Kim

Ueno Marui is a chic mall in close proximity to public transport. Spanning over 11 floors, the mall offers a range of shoppin...

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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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