Free Observation Deck in Tokyo

Tokyo has quite a few places where you can go to an observation deck to lookout over the magnificent city.  We found one that was less crowded, free and easy to get to on our way to Senso-ji. The Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center is just around the corner from Asakusa Station and the building itself, designed by well known Kengo Kuma, is a site to be seen.  The first floor is staffed with a team ready to welcome guests (in Japanese, English, Chinese or Korean)  and each floor offers either an exhibition or conference rooms and a cafe.  Make sure you get to the 8th floor to have your FREE lookout of the Asakusa area.  Don’t expect to be able to see the whole city, after all you are only on the 8th floor.

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The cafe and sitting area on the observation deck floor.
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Information board on the first floor.
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This exhibit gave a plethora of information on all of the famous districts in Tokyo.
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From the observation deck you can see the Tokyo Skytree, the Asahi Headquarters and the Asahi flame.  Notice that the Asahi building looks a little like beer in mug with suds on top.

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1 minute walk from the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center

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