To the left of the temple precinct lies Dembō-in, a garden that adjoins the residence of the chief priest of Sensō-ji. The grounds are...
This odd, peaceful little shrine on the banks of Dembō-in pays tribute to tanuki (raccoon dogs who figure in Japanese myth as mystical...
This temple enshrines a golden image of Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy), which, according to legend, was miraculously pulled out...
Kamiya holds the title of Tokyo's oldest Western-style bar, and it remains perennially popular among locals despite the rather faded...
The long queues around the building should give you something of a clue about this much-loved tempura place – even before you catch the...
Tokyo Cruise information
Tokyo Cruise offers reasonably priced rides aboard the suijō bus (water bus) under the 12 bridges up and down the Sumida-gawa and across Tokyo Bay to Odaiba. Its main ports are Hinode Pier near Hamamatsuchō station on the JR Yamanote Line, the former feudal garden Hama Rikyū, Azumabashi Pier near Asakusa and Odaiba. Most fares are under ¥800 but are highest between Asakusa and Odaiba; the boat, Himiko, connects Asakusa and Odaiba nonstop for ¥1520. It was designed especially for the water bus by the cartoonist Matsumoto Reiji and looks like a bug from the future.