Asakusa Observatory, View toward Asahi Museum

Asakusa Observatory

The Observation Deck at the Culture and Tourist Information Center 

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Asakusa observatory is a terrace at the top floor of the area’s Culture and Tourist Information Center’s building, facing Kaminarimon in the north-east of Tokyo. It offers a unique view on the shopping street leading to the famous Senso-ji temple.

Asakusa area’s main attractions are Senso-ji temple and its surroundings, including its majestic Kaminari-mon gate, its main hall, and the long shopping street named Nakamise-dori. Facing this street, stands an 8-story building with an original architecture that gives a view on the crossroads.

The building designed by architect Kengo Kuma was inaugurated in 2012. It shelters on its ground floor Asakusa’s Culture and Tourist Information Center, with a multilingual reception desk (English, Chinese, Korean) as well as amenities such as a free Wi-Fi connection and toilets 🚽. The upper floors are dedicated to office spaces and conference and exhibition rooms.

But its most interesting features are located at the top floor:

  • Miharashi, a cosy café, and,
  • The observation deck offering a great view on the temple’s surroundings up to Sumida river.

Visitors can enjoy here another urban scenery with a perspective on the district around Senso-ji and its pagoda. Slightly to the east, the view on Sumida Park is mostly hidden by buildings, but the Asahi Beer 🍺 Headquarters’ Flame is viewable. In the background, Tokyo SkyTree elegantly reaches to the sky.

⬇️ Further down this page, discover our visit guide in Asakusa Observatory and around.
By Kanpai Updated on June 01, 2021 L'observatoire d'Asakusa