Tuesday, April 11, 2017

# Japan Transportation ♪Just 4-min from Akihabara to Asakusa by TSUKUBA EXPRESS (TX) ! Let's check out THINGS TO DO and PLACE TO GO in these two spots!!




# Japan Transportation ♪Just 4-min from Akihabara to Asakusa by TSUKUBA EXPRESS (TX) ! Let's check out THINGS TO DO and PLACE TO GO in these two spots!!

Hello, everyone!
Have you been to Tokyo?
Transportation in Tokyo is very convenient!
You can go to anywhere just by train like JR and Subways(Tokyo Metro).

On the other hand,
don't you think it is very complicated?
Even it is very close between two areas, 
you might not know how to get to the destination in the most efficient way.

Here is one example,
from Akihabara to Asakusa
Both places are probably the must-visit place for foreign visitors to visit! 
It is believed most of you would take Metro than transfer to JR!
No doubt, you can get to Asakusa from Akihabara.
But that would take you about 14-min and cost you 310yen.

We are confidently to show you the most efficient way
moving from 
 Akihabara → Asakusa 

HOW?
Tsukuba Express (TX)

Why?
Most efficient (Convenient and inexpensive) 
Just 4-min and 210 yen!

What do you think?

We have showed you how to spend a day at Asakusa and then Akihabara 
by Tsukuba Express on the last article.
Check this out!
↓↓↓



Asakusa~ Let's go!


Don't know much about Tsukuba Express (TX)?
Let's check! ①~④

① No worry of buying ticket!
Multi-language function of ticket machines are available!
(7 Languages: Japanese, English, T. Chinese, S. Chinese, Korean, French and Spanish)



② Safely automatic platform gate



③ Comfortable and wide environment



④ Friendly station staffs 
Even the staffs don't speak foreign languages, 
 a finger pointing guide is ready for explanation.



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Okay!
Since it is convenient to move between Akihabara and Asakusa by using Tsukuba Express, 
we highly recommend you to plan your trip 
visiting Akihabara and Asakusa in a day!


★Things to do / Places to Visit in Akihabara
①Yodobashi Akiba
②LAOX
③atrē Akihabra
④mAAch ecute
⑤TX PLAZA


★Things to do/ Places to Visit in Asakusa 
①Owl Shrine (Cafe)
②ROX Shopping Center (Muji, Uniqlo, Daiso, Ikea, 24H open supermarket SEIYU)
③JAPANKURU CONCIERGE DESK
④Kappabashi (かっぱ橋)
  ~TSUBAYA


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★Things to do / Places to Visit in Akihabara
①Yodobashi Akiba

Speaking of Akihabara, 
not only maid,
not only animation.
But also all kinds of electronics!

Yodobashi Akiba is your choice. 
It is just right across the Tsukuba Express (TX) Station.

Open: 9:30- 22:00
Detail >> HERE

1F-6F Yodobashi Akiba
7F Specialty Floor
8F Restaurant
9F Golf Shop


Just 20 sec walk from the station lol


Wanna know more?
Just click on the video!



②LAOX Akihabara Main Store

More than 70,000 products are available!
It is one of the largest scale of tax free shop in Tokyo.
Foreign staffs are available there to welcome all the foreign visitors.
Not only electronic products,
but also watches, jewelry and various kind of souvenirs. 

Open: 9:30- 22:00
Detail >> HERE



③atrē Akihabara 1 & 2

Cosmetics, miscellaneous goods, electronic accessories
cafe, sushi restaurant
Convenient and easy to access. 
It is a good places for some unique and functional souvenir. 


▶ ︎ atrē Akihabara 1:  1-17-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Central Exit / Electric Town Exit / atrē 1 Exit)
▶ ︎ atrē Akihabara 2:  1-9 Hanaokachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Showa-dori Exit)
▶ ︎ Open Hours: atrē Akihabara 1 / AM10: 00 ~ PM9: 00
▶ ︎ Open Hours: atrē Akihabara 2 / AM7: 00 ~ PM11: 30

Website (English)

Detail 1>> HERE
Detail 2>> HERE






④mAAch ecute

It was a station called Manseibashi Station. 
It is then renovated and has become a commercial facility from September 2013. 
Its characteristics is  a retro arcade brick with a beautiful landscape over Kanda river and an old viaduct!
Having all kinds of stores and coffee shops, it has now become a new gorgeous attraction in Akihabara. 

SHOP Open Hour:
MON ~ SAT 11:00 - 21:00 / Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 20:00 (Varied from stores)
RESTAURANT · CAFE Open Hour:
MON~SAT 11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order 22:30)
Sunday and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:30)
Official website 

Detail >> HERE

 Trains are running overhead. 

  Retro arcade brick outside
Narrow arcade inside as well (kind of designs) 


Nice view in every time period like sunrise and sunset

One more unique point is 
there is a cafe/bar, which has the world closest distance to the railway!
How cool!!!
Why not having a meal here?
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Detail >> HERE

⑤TX PLAZA 

Photo Spot in Akihabara 
If you are an otaku for train,
you don't wanna miss this too.

It is a small museum(hall) of exhibition telling history to Tsukuba Express (TX)
and showing different kinds of train models.
There are also Plarail cars running! 
How cute!!

Detail >> HERE



>>Move on to Asakusa
By Tsukuba Express (TX)
Just 20s from TX PLAZA
A1 Exit





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★Things to do/ Places to Visit in Asakusa 
①Owl Shrine (Cafe)

Open hour: 10:00 ~ 20:00 (Last entrance 19:00)

Detail >> HERE

SHRINE 
no... it is a cafe...

No worry! There are calm enough to touch.

OMG!! Look at its eyes!

Oh! It is a cafe and shrine... 
Everyone is very attendant!

② ROX Shopping Center (3 buildings)
(Muji, Uniqlo, Daiso, Nitori, 24H open supermarket SEIYU, etc.)

ROX is located at Asakusa Rock Broadway - ward no. 6 (浅草六区)
An area, which you might find the sense of living of local,
so all these shops are convenient an reasonable for daily life.

OPEN HOUR: 10:30- 21:00

Detail >> HERE

ROX 

ROX : 3F  Muji/ Uniqlo 

ROX  : 4F  Daiso

ROX : B1F  SEIYU Supermarket 

ROX・3G : 3F  Nitori 

③ JAPANKURU CONCIERGE DESK  (JCD)

It is officially identified as Tokyo Tourist Information Desk.

Feel free to get information and maps from the staffs.
Open Hour: 10:00 ~ 19:00
(Not available on Sunday and Monday, and June 10, 11.
Sorry for the inconvenience)

You know what?
Events and campaigns are held irregularly.
Check the facebook to have the latest info!







It is spring!!!
Pink KURUKI in a cherry blossom season!
KURUKI is an official character of JAPANKURU.
Not a cat, not a bear but a Shibainu dog. 


④ Kappabashi (かっぱ橋)

Just 5-min walk from JAPANKURU CONCIERGE DESK (JCD).
A 800-meter of shopping street with over 170 shops, 
it is known as Japan's largest shopping street of kitchen implements. 
Yes!!! Almost every kind of restaurant equipment, including bakery equipment, Japanese, Western and Chinese tableware can be found!!! Also, the magnets and keyholders of food sample like sushi, ramen are getting popular among foreign visitors. 


Detail >> HERE

Local craftsmen also come to buy the cooking ware for their shops and restaurants!

Wow!!!
Crepes, sushi, cake, spaghetti...
what kind of restaurant is it??
Oh!!! All are food sample!!

Looks realistic! huh!


Sushi magnets or tempura?
A wide variation and reasonable prices!
Nice choice as Japanese souvenirs!!


Besides, 
if you are looking for Japanese knife, cutlery, 
TSUBAYA is highly recommended!

★CUTLERY TSUBAYA
9:00~ 17:45 (Monday~ Saturday)
9:00~ 16:45 (Sunday, holidays)

Detail >> HERE 









**Extra**

If you are lucky enough,
you might have chance to come across local festivals!



Sanja Matsuri, one of the Representative festivals of Tokyo,
is held here in May every year!



Have a nice trip with Tsukuba Express (TX)
 Akihabara >> Asakusa 

We have showed you how to spend a day at Asakusa and then Akihabara 
by Tsukuba Express on the last article.
Check this out!
↓↓↓



More info about Things to do/ Places to go 
in Akihabara >> CLICK
in Asakusa >> CLICK