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Asakusa Shrine

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
+81 3-3844-1575
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Ranked #6 of 66 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place and good chance to learn the rite such as cleaning ourselves at pond and making a wish. There are a lot of shops next to the shrine, deep fried buns are the things you can't miss!

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Karachi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful Shrine in the very nice 'Asakusa' neighbourhood of Tokyo. The architecture and work on the Asakusa Shrine and Pagodas is absolutely stunning. Lots of souvenir shops right next to the Temple. A must see when visiting Tokyo.

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Asakusa Kannon Buddhist Temple is located in the Asakusa neighborhood that is one of the oldest area of the city of Tokyo. The Sensoji (Asakusa Temple) is a Buddhist temple and one of the places where spirituality is very present. It is the oldest Buddhist temple of Tokyo and despite having been partially destroyed during World War II still... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Pagoda and Shrine are close together. Have a coffee at Starbucks (also good for lunch), walk down Orange Street where goods from Artisans are available. Ceramics, woodblock items, and other original artifact available here. Come to the Pagoda and then on to the Shrine and back up Namastie Street to The Gate. the Gate Hotel is across the road.

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Tanjung Balai, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

a very big size lantern to welcome you. a lot of souvenirs can be found here. a unique japanese shrine. a must place to visit in Tokyo. not only tourists but also local people do praying here.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This one is without a doubt one of the most beautiful shrine but the most touristic in the city. Completely free visit at this religious complex is absolutely mandatory, a sacred place and highly crowded at almost all hours of the day. Always accessible, I personally went there both day and night and I can confirm that even at night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The right place to buy souvenirs in Tokyo for your loved ones with many choices at affordable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A beautiful shrine and cluster of traditional temples, made accessible to the public by means of shopping and trinklet outlets for sale as you enter. You can choose to mingle with the shops or proceed deeper for a quieter and more cultural experience. Definitely worth a morning or afternoon visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

get there early as it heaves with people later and its difficult to appreciate the peace of the temple (I suppose the same goes for any tourist spot)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Asakusa temple and shopping street area leading to the temple are worth spending most of your day (and may be evening too) during your visit to Tokyo. You will find souvenir items that are rare to find elsewhere in big malls or gift shops. My wife found a shop famous for wooden combs which she had read about few months... More

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