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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tokyo Cheapo's Asakusa Hotel Guide

Above, the Tokyo Skytree and Asahi Beer Hall are just across the Sumida River from Asakusa. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Asakusa is one of my favorite sections of Tokyo. During my 2015 trip to Japan, I stayed at the Hotel Sunroute Asakusa, which is within walking distance to Sensoji and Nakamise Street. Asakusa is also close by to the Asahi Beer Hall and Tokyo Skytree. And, Kappabashi "Kitchen Town" is a good walk or a short cab ride away.

There are other places in Asakusa to stay at. Accommodations range from five-star hotels to capsule hotels.

Above, my "base of operations" in 2015. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Tokyo Cheapo has an article on where to stay in the Asakusa area.

They begin with:
Asakusa is one of the most popular places for tourists to stay in Tokyo—and there are good reasons for this. For one thing, the area’s got history. Not the dull, textbook kind of history—the colorful stuff of pleasure houses (geisha central), trade and wild tradition. Still a renowned entertainment district, good food abounds in Asakusa (the noodles are particularly nom-worthy), as do shopping and sightseeing opportunities. 
The area is a dense tangle of old-meets-new on the banks of the Sumida River, and in the midst of its sprawl of homes, stores and sacred spots you’ll find reasonably priced accommodation aplenty. An Asakusa hotel can range from capsule to swanky, all just a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo Station. Read on to see what’s available.
Above, you know you're in Kappabashi "Kitchen Town" when you see the giant chef. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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