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Tuesday to Friday12h00 to 19h30 No intermission.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays11h00 to 18h30 No intermission.
MondayRegular holiday

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The way to ASAKUSA MOKEI.
ASAKUSA MOKEI is 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station.
TOKYO Metro Ginza line (G-19)
TOEI Asakusa line (A-18)
Tobu SkyTree line (TS-01)
Tsukuba Express (03)

The ground floor is
Spaghetti Stand Calbo

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Example . . .
[N] scale models / Japanese size 1/150 9mm (Shinkansen 1/160) 12V D.C
-(Japanese Yen / Tax Inc.)
KATO 10-1174
JR 700A "Nozomi" Shinkansen 4cars set
10,530.
KATO 10-1221
JR E7 HOKURIKU Shinkansen 3cars set
8,505.
KATO 10-1262
JR W7 "Hakutaka" HOKURIKU Shinkansen 6cars set
14,580.
KATO 10-278
JR E2-1000 "Hayate" Shinkansen 4cars set
10,530.
TOMIX 92279
JR 800 KYUSHU Shinkansen TSUBAME 3cars set
7,938.
TOMIX 92306
JR 500 Shinkansen NOZOMI 3cars set
7,209.
TOMIX 92489
JR E6 AKITA Shinkansen SUPER KOMACHI 3cars set
16,632.
TOMIX 92765
JR E4 Max Shinkansen 3cars set
7,776.

[HO] scale models / Japanese size 1/80 16.5mm 12V D.C
KATO 1-311
JR EF510-500 Type Locomotive (Hokutosei Color)
10,080.
KATO 1-704
DD51 Type Diesel engine Locomotive
12,600.
TOMIX HO-128
JR EH500 Type( 3rd version)
33,915.
TOMIX HO-149
JR EF63( 1st version)
25,704.

Sorry, seller will not ship internationally.

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The way to ASAKUSA MOKEI.
ASAKUSA MOKEI is 3 minutes walk from Asakusa Station.(TOKYO METRO Ginza line, TOEI Asakusa line, Tobu line) and 5 minutes walk from Tsukuba Exp.
From Shibuya, Shimbashi, Ginza, Nihonbashi, Ueno to Asakusa.
 Take the Ginza Line(Subway, Underground railway) going towards Asakusa.The terminus is Asakusa.
From JR Ueno Station to Asakusa.
 At Ueno Station, take the Ginza Line(Subway, Underground railway) going towards Asakusa.The third stop(terminus) is Asakusa.
From Akihabara Station to Asakusa.
 At Akihabara Station, take the Tsukuba Exp.(Subway, Underground railway) going towards Asakusa.The 2nd stop is Asakusa.
From JR Tokyo Station (Tokaido-Shinkansen etc...) to Asakusa.
 At Tokyo Station, take JR Yamanote Line(Track No.4). The fourth stop is Ueno. Change to the Ginza Line there.The third stop(terminus) is Asakusa.
From Akihabara Station to Asakusa.
 At Akihabara Station, take the Tsukuba Express Line (Subway, Underground railway) going towards Asakusa.The 2nd stop is Asakusa.
From the New Tokyo International Airport(Narita Airport) to Asakusa Station.
 At the airport, take the Keisei Line "Sky Liner(Limited-Express)". It will take you to Ueno Station in 65 minutes. Change to the Ginza Line there.The third stop(terminus) is Asakusa.
From Haneda Airport(domestic service) to Asakusa Station.
 At the airport, take the Keihin-kyuko line. It will take you to Asakusa Station in 40 minutes.
Haneda Airport became Tokyo International Airport in 1952. With the completion of the New Tokyo International Airport in Narita in 1978(Narita Airport), almost all the international flights were rerouted to the new airport with the exception of a few international flights. Haneda airport has now become a center widely used for domestic service.

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WELCOME to ASAKUSA
Asakusa is the temple town with Kinryuzan Sensoji Temple which is known by "Asakusa Kannon". It is a typical traditional shopping and entertainment district of Tokyo in which popular amusement quarters have developed. Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple of popular belief in Tokyo. The legend of the temple says that it enshrines a gold deity about 6 centimenters high which was found in the Sumida River in 628. The vermilion-lacquered Nakamise Avenue maintains traces of the Meiji Era. This is a popular town, which attracts many visitors.
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Sensoji Temple
It has been said that the Sensoji Temple was completed in 645. This temple, the oldest in Tokyo, is always visited by people for worship, and is also well-known as the "Asakusa Kannon". In the precincts of the Temple, Japanese traditional events such as the Sanja Festival, Hozuki-ichi(ground cherry-market) and hagoita-ichi(battledore market) take place from season to season throughout the year and the area is crowded with tourists on these occasions. The present temple(the Main Hall) was rebuilt in 1958.
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Kaminarimon Gate
Kaminarimon Gate is an extremely beautiful vermilion-lacquered gate which stands at the entrance to the shopping lane called Nakamise avenue and displays the front of the Main Hall of the Sensoji Temple. This gate is one of the main attractions of Asakusa. On the right , the God of Wind, and on the left, the God of Thunder are enshrined, wishing happiness to all. The present gate was reconstructed in 1960.
Goju-no-To(Five Story Pagoda)
In Japan many of the large temples have three or five story roofed pagodas. In case of the Sensoji temple, the five story pagoda, rebuilt in 1973 measures approximately 64m in height.
Asakusa Shrine
The Asakusa Shrine is dedicated to the Hinokuma brothers, Hamanari and Takenari, and also Matsuchi Haji. According to the legend, they picked up the Image of Asakusa kannon in the Sumida River. The Asakusa Shrine is also called "Sanja sama". It was constructed in 1694 in the same architectural style gongen-zukuri of the Ueno Toshogu.

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Sanja Matsuri Fentival
The Sanja Matsuri Festival is one of the three biggest Tokyo festivals. It is held at Asakusa Shrine on Saturday and Sunday in the middle of May. Approximately, a hundred Mikoshi(carry shrines) are carried during this festival. (Location:Asakusa Shrine Date:May third sat and sun)
Nakamise Avenue
The vermilion-lacquered arcade on both sides of the lane from Kaminarimon to Sensoji is generally known as Nakamise Avenue. Dozens of stores selling a variety of souvenirs and articles such as rice crackers called kaminari-okoshi, clothes,etc., line the avenue.
Asakusa Samba Carnival
A Japanese version of the RIO Carnival. A grandiose parade, commencing at dusk.(Location:Kaminarimon Dori Avenue and Umamiti Dori Avenue Date:End of August)
Hozuki-Ichi(Lantern plants market)
It is said that if one visits and prays to the Goddess of Mercy(Kannon) on this day, the effect would be the same as one had prayed every day for 46,000 days. In the precincts of the temple, lantern plants (Hozuki) believed to drive out heat, are sold. (Location:On the grounds of the Sensoji Temple Date:July 9th and 10th)
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Hagoita-Ichi
About 60 stalls selling Hagoita(Japanese battledore) are set up, attracting large crowds of female customers. (Location:On the grounds of the Sensoji Temple Date:December 17th-19th)
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Riverside Park

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Sumida-Gawa RiverSide Park


Around Ueno
Ueno is a temple town which developed around Kaneiji temple in the Edo Era. Ueno is famous throughout Japan for "Cherry blossoms" and "Ueno Park". Ueno Park used to be the extensive precincts of the Toeizan Kaneiji Temple. Afterward, it became the first park in Japan in April in 1873(Meiji 6).
*The Tokyo National Museum(the largest museum in Japan, has about 86,000 exhibits)
*National Science Museum
*National Western Art Museum
*Ueno Zoological Garden (Japan's first public zoological garden. Opened in 1882.)
They are found in Ueno Park, making this park a sort of forest of cultural facilities representing Japan.

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situated in front of Kaminarimon Gate, near Asakusa Station

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ASAKUSA MOKEI
1-13-10,Kaminarimon Taito-ku
TOKYO 111-0034 JAPAN


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