Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center: Asakusa
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
03-3842-5566
Asakusa / Event space
Open 9am-8pm (rooftop and cafe -10pm) daily.
Free admission
Average visit time: 20 minutes
Kaminarimon 2-18-9.

Rising from a relatively narrow (326-square-meter) plot, the seven-story structure is fashioned as a series of irregular horizontal planes stacked precariously on top of each other, with several of the levels bounded by distinctive-looking walls of vertical wooden slats.

The building houses a tourist information center, exhibition spaces and conference rooms, with a reasonably priced cafe and free viewing deck up on the top floor. It was designed by well-known architect Kengo Kuma, and completed in May 2012.

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