Tourists Can Experience Traditional Edo-Period Crafts and Accommodations in Tokyo's "Shitamachi" Downtown
Experiences in the Downtown Neighborhoods of Taito & Sumida Wards Include: Amezaiku - Candy Art, Edo Kiriko - cut glass art, and Chochin - paper lantern painting Accommodations in Japanese Traditional Style: T-home, "residential-style"
By: Tobu Railway Group
Travelers can also visit the Japanese Souvenirs shopping district and the "Japan Experience Zone" located in Tokyo Solamachi (Floor Guide: http://www.tokyo-
At Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin, located inside Tokyo Solamachi, visitors have the chance to watch craftspeople at close quarters creating amezaiku "candy art," which is also available for purchase (Souvenir Guide: http://www.tokyo-
A craftsman who discovered the secrets of Amezaiku through self-study
Shinri Tezuka, founder of Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin explains that as a young boy, he used to love making things with my hands. "If I wanted something, I would make it myself," he said. Tezuka's amezaiku "candy art" is so impressive and intricate that overseas tourists come looking for his store after seeing videos (https://youtu.be/
Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin is currently running hands-on sessions for visitors: http://www.ame-
The Shitamachi region is the home of Tobu Railway Group.
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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 for 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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