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Lakeland Asakusa Field Trip

Feb 19th, 2024


Lakeland Asakusa Field Trip

Originally an entertainment district during the Edo period, Asakusa, for most of the 20th century, remained a major entertainment district in Tokyo until the area was heavily damaged by bombing raids during World War II, particularly the 10 March 1945 firebombing of Tokyo. The area was rebuilt after the war, and has a greater concentration of buildings from the 1950s and 1960s than most other areas in Tokyo, and next to the Sensō-ji temple grounds is a small amusement park called Hanayashiki, which claims to be the oldest amusement park in Japan, and our final destination of our field trip!

Hanayashiki originally opened as a botanical garden and zoo (one of the first zoo's in Japan!) Now, it has many attractions, such as a roller coaster, haunted house, and many carnival rides, along with a limited time illumination display. On our way to Hanayashiki, we will visit the Asakusa Culture Information Center, walk through Sensouji Kaminarimon, Nakamise Street, Koen-don Dori, and then finally to Hanayashiki!

Come with us by RSVPing to the Student Affairs email or call the office during 10:00 until 17:00 to reserve your spot by Friday, February 16th! There is a cost of 500 JPY if you are interested in joining us to Hanayashiki, but if you feel like only coming along for the walk, you are more than welcome to join us too!

Phone: (+81) 03-6240-4289