Reminiscent of old Tōkyō of Shōwa era, Asakusa is one of the oldest, most historically rooted districts in Tōkyō prefecture. An enclave that has braved the worst of disasters and has been nourished by the best of generations of its people. Past and present architectural sights sit in harmony, retaining the vibes of entertainment-centric neighbourhoods of yesteryears.
Edging the Sumida River that drapes northeast, Asakusa rose from lower Tōkyō as the ‘shitamachi’, or the ‘lower district’. Historically, Asakusa was located downtown of Old Edo, away from the Imperial Castle where development and modernisation were prevalent. Literally a ‘lower district’, as Eastern Japan’s topography is flatter than West.