Real Estate Japan Picture of the Day — Bubble Tea from Satake Shopping Street in Taito

Bubble tea from Satake Shotengai (Shopping Street), Taito Ward, Tokyo. Photo by Scott Kouchi for Real Estate Japan. Taken July 16, 2020.

Satake Shopping Street


Taito Ward is the smallest of the 23 special wards of Tokyo but is home to a few famous neighborhoods. The popular Asakusa district is located in Taito, where the oldest temple in Tokyo (Senso-ji) can be found. Getting to know the area around Asakusa is a great way to feel connected to the history of Tokyo, especially through the various festivals that occur throughout the year at each shrine. Taito is also where you’ll find Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo, two very popular destinations for residents and visitors alike. The neighborhoods outside the touristy areas are calm and quiet, and with Taito Ward being right next to the business districts of Chiyoda Ward, some of these neighborhoods might be the right fit for those working in downtown Tokyo.

Please click on the photo for the Taito Area Guide