Katsushika Hokusai, unparalleled ukiyoe painter, was born in Kamezawa of Sumida ward and spent most of 90-year life in this area. Currently, domestic and foreign collectors of Hokusai's work have gathered many pieces.
One of the top Electric Towns in the World. From large stores, with tons of computers and electronic products available, to smaller shops that carry intricate parts. Also nearby is the 1300-year old Kanda Myojin Shrine, bearer of prosperity.
A timelessly popular Tokyo sightseeing spot. Includes Kaminarimon Gate - landmark of Asakusa - as well as an array of special Asakusa shops in the Nakamise, and also Kappabashi Dougu Street, which specializes in cookware.
Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest observation tower at a height of 634 meters, is one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo today. It stands tall in the middle of Tokyo Skytree Town®, a giant shopping and entertainment center.
This museum displays 400 years of history and culture from "Edo" and "Tokyo." After crossing the Nihonbashi bridge inside, you'll find model recreations of Edo, Meiji, and Showa eras to experience each age.
A palace of sumo. Three of six annual tournaments (Jan-May-Sept) are held here. The Sumo Museum is also located inside, home to sumo-related materials such as woodblock prints, rankings, and colored aprons.