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Updated: July 30, 2019
Just over the river from Asakusa, this once sleepy downtown neighborhood experienced a sudden revival when Tokyo Skytree was completed in 2011. In the backstreets, you’ll find traditional restaurants, small houses and even geisha teahouses, but the popularity of Tokyo Skytree has brought trendy cafes and boutiques as well.
Depending on where you come from, you can access Tokyo Skytree either through the dedicated Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa, or Oshiage Station on the Hanzomon and Toei Asakusa lines. Tokyo Skytree Station has direct access to Tokyo Skytree by a dramatically long escalator.
Although quite compact, the aquarium is well-designed, with a variety of environments. The Magellanic penguins are the main draw, with a spectacular, rocky tank in the middle of the aquarium. While much is aimed at kids, the Penguin Café offers marine-themed cocktails for adults.