• Matsuri Days (1): A Guide to Asakusa and the Sanja Matsuri

    |editorchoice-b|With its well-preserved traditional culture, Asakusa is one of Tokyo’s biggest tourist draws. No event attracts more visitors than the Sanja Matsuri, a 700-year-old festival that draws 1.5 million people to the narrow streets of the old quarter each May. We look at what makes Asakusa and its famous festival special.