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Asakusa Shrine

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
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Ranked #5 of 64 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Jakarta, Indonesia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Not to much to tell about this shrine complex as can learn anywhere else. Easy to reach by subway. Spend your time to see the tradition which you should invite your kids to study how these were built and the story behind. This is the only place where you can find a lot of things, traditional mixed by background of... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The shrine was rebuilt after WWII and only the Niten-mon gate is original as it survived the bombs. Just two years ago the entire roof was redone. Asakusa temple is a Buddhist Temple of the Mahayana Sect which the type of Buddhism practiced in Japan, S. Korea and China. This complex has a total of 7 temples and shrines but... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went to this shrine as part of an afternoon your and I timed it a little badly as it was a Japanese bank holiday weekend. The shrine itself is very interesting and very beautiful.... But for me this was marred by all the shops and the huge numbers of people - it just made it all a little tacky........ More 

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Massafra, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Asakusa Shrine is in the Asakusa area, the only place in Tokyo where you can feel a really ancient atmosphere. i would suggest to stroll around taking the time to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

beautiful culture and building . the Shinto shrines is very nice ! Lot's of Japanese souvenir you can find here. From food till clothes. all is here! I pass at this place everyday because i'm staying at Khaosan Tokyo Origami. It's just 2 minutes by walk..

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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fascinating temple with huge crowds of people continuosly. Long arcade of little shops selling snacks and curios. A huge range. Something for even the most jaded traveller.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is definitely a must-visit while in Tokyo. Not only does it have a beautiful temple, but also shops selling souvenirs and great food. My friends and I enjoyed savouring the wonderful food while walking to the Sensoji temple. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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frederick, maryland
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441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Nice park area with impressive and well maintained shrine to admire primarily from the outside. Apparently one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Tokyo and exceptional because it survived WWII. Large milling crowds when we visited. Connecting streets have lots of souvenir shops and touristy eateries.

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Mumbai, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The walk to the shrine is very good the temple is situated very much in the most happening place of Asakusa. The fornt gate itself is very attractive. I visited this place with few others in the night. Te place around is all bustling with people, food, market. The walk through has many markets and small food joints, you can... More 

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Brisbane, Qld
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This Shrine is very large and extensive with other shrines within its locality. There is also a market that runs in front of the shrine, with food, clothing and gifts if you wish. We found many wonderful things there.

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