What to visit in Tokyo in order to discover its history? The best thing to do is to go to Asakusa, the most authentic part of the city. There you will find one of the most visited historical sites in Tokyo: the Buddhist temple of Senso-ji. To enter there, you will have to pass under the huge lantern of its famous Kaminarimon gate. Your visit to the Asakusa district will also allow you to visit the traditional Japanese shops on Nakamise Street and buy many local crafts and gifts. Another great place to explore Japan's past is the Edo Tokyo Museum. Very interactive, the visit immerses you in the popular culture and lifestyle of Japan during the time when Tokyo was called Edo, that is to say between the 17th and 19th centuries. Captivating both adults and children thanks to its superb models and full-scale reproductions of certain monuments, the Edo Tokyo museum is a must visit to learn more about the history of the city. To continue your journey back in time, don't miss the Edo Tokyo open-air museum and its reconstructions of period houses!