Ueno and Asakusa
Best known for Ueno Park, with its zoo, temple, shrine and concert hall, Ueno and Asakusa constitute Tokyo's ‘old downtown'. These districts still retain hints of the fast-disappearing architecture that once defined Tokyo.
Tokyo's posh, upscale district, Ginza is synonymous with upmarket shopping and fine dining. The hotels here particularly cater for mature, affluent patrons with refined tastes. Automobiles are restricted on Sundays and the district becomes a favorite place for evening strolls.
Business travelers spend a great deal of time here in Tokyo's central business and financial district, but tourists have reason to explore as well. Both Edo Castle and the Imperial Palace are found here, along with a few lovely public parks.
This small district is home to a range of large hotels that are mainly serve business travelers. The small night district here is geared toward the same crowd and sees deals closing over drinks on a regular basis.
For average tourists, the main attraction in Ryogoku is the Edo-Tokyo Museum, but the district has a more ancient claim to fame. Sumo wrestlers have trained and competed here since the 1600s, and Ryogoku's sumo stadium remains one of the best places in the country to watch this sport.