Posted by: Tomo
2-24-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
This is the address of Sakura Hostel Asakusa.
Many people ask us how we find a place with its address. Don't try to do the western style. There is no street name in our addressing system. Let me explain with our address as an example.
When written in Japanese, the order is reversed like this.
〒111-0032 Tokyo, Taito-ku, Asakusa, 2-24-2
〒 signify a postal code.
Tokyo is the name of our prefecture.
Taito-ku is a ward in Tokyo.
Asakusa is a town in Taito-ku.
The first number "2" indicates a district in Asakusa.
The second number "24" is a block in the number "2" district of Asakusa.
The final number "2" is the house/building number that our hostel has got.
Did you get it? Well, I should have simply led you to Wikipedia for a more professional explanation.
But, we strongly recommend you JUST ASK LOCALS ON THE STREET when you are looking for a place. It will waste your time walking around and around with an address in you hand because address signs on the steet are written in Japanese anyways...
To find our hostel, please see the detailed direction with pictures on our website. >>Access map
Posted by: Tomo (January 31, 2008 9:09 PM) | Permalink