Asakusa was one of the worst hit areas of Tokyo in WWII. It was completely burned to the ground. After being reconstructed, the pleasure districts never fully returned. Instead shifting to areas such as Kabukicho in Shinjuku.
Today, Asakusa is best known for attractions such as Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree.
Asakusa is the old area of Tokyo. Virtually all the buildings in the area were constructed in the early 1950s. In a city like Tokyo (that's constantly being reconstructed), that makes the area old.
Asakusa is also known for its few remaining Geisha (around 40 of them).
Some of the area's theaters also returned after the war.
Asakusa is also known for it's charming small restaurants and bars.
The quiet streets of Asakusa are home to Tokyo's two wildest festivals: the Sanja Matsuri and Asakusa Samba Carnival.
Asakusa is ranked #12 of 12 best Tokyo neighborhoods for hotels
Asakusa is ranked #9 of 19 best Tokyo neighborhoods for kids