Tokyo's Shitamachi, Historic Downtown
* Traditional Hand-made crafts
*New Major Complex Commercial Facility / Cultural Shopping and Dining Venue to open under the elevated railway tracks that will connect Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree to open in 2020.
By: Tobu Railway Company LTD
Making Traditional Edo Cut Glass – Edo Kiriko -- the Must-Try Traditional Shitamachi Experience
At Sokichi workshop (https://www.sokichi-
For a pre-or-post Edo Kiriko workshop drink, travelers can explore the bars along Hoppy Street (https://matcha-
TOKYO Solamachi is a new evolution of "Shitamachi culture", and a great place for souvenirs
TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN is at the heart of the new "Shitamachi Wonderland Plan." This plan will create a vibrant, evolving district rooted in Japan's traditional culture, providing authentic experiences of traditional craftsmanship, interactive opportunities with locals, great souvenir shopping on the 4th floor of TOKYO Solamachi. In addition, the Japan Experience Zone, on the 5th Floor, offers a range of stores with insight into Japan's by-hand manufacturing heritage. Goods include everything from Ninja blades to artistic candy animals to realistic food samples. Simply browsing the stores is a great way to get a feel for Japanese culture. Floor guide: http://www.tokyo-
Get into the spirit of "shitamachi"
In Japan, many recent developments take advantage of the land under elevated railway tracks to create unique locations rooted in the urban landscape. In 2020, a new complex commercial facility/shopping venue (http://www.tobu.co.jp/
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games
For travelers planning to visit Japan during the 2020 Olympics – just one year away – there is easy access from the New National Stadium – the main Olympic events venue -- to the historic Shitamachi locale.
About Tobu Railway Company Ltd.:
TOBU Railway Company, Ltd. is a major Japanese corporation consisting of approximately 90 companies. The Tobu Railways cover the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo and lead to numerous tourist attractions including: Asakusa and Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, famous its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for beautiful blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on. Tobu is also invested in numerous hotels, including the highly anticipated luxury properties: Nikko Fufu Resort and The Ritz Carlton Nikko, both of which will open in 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympics.
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