The Asakusa District of Tokyo is situated along the west bank of the Sumida-gawa River. The town has an old, traditional feel to it and visitors can take a 30-minute rickshaw ride to the local attractions, or it can be easily explored on foot.

The Sensoji, a 7th century Buddhist Temple with a fascinating history is the main attraction of the area as is the Nakamise, a shopping street that leads to the temple, where pilgrims and visitors have been buying traditional snacks, sweets and souvenirs for centuries.

Asakusa also hosts many traditional events and festivals, the most popular of which is the fireworks display which is watched by over a million people every year.