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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 #4 of 62 attractions in Taito
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San Rafael, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is near the Skytree so visit both in the same day. It was an amazing and beautiful temple and shrine and there was a lot of shopping and dining right there too. It was easy to visit while taking the subway and my kids had a good time. It is a well preserved shrine in the middle of the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The shrine is just magnificent as it stands out with its fantastic colors and antiquity. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and people friendly areas. Also down the street is a great market for many local artists and souvenir shops. The day was sunny as we just arrived in Tokyo. Very accessible by the train. I highly recommend Asakusa if... More

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Viborg, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The shrine is beautiful and not overcrowded. The art pieces are fantastic. Highly recommended, too bad not many Western tourists have overlooked Japan as the Best Asian place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Asakusa shrine was lovely, the vibrant reds of the shrine and bells with the blooming sakura trees made it a worthwhile visit. I visited on a sunny day and so it was packed with lots of people and the shops leading to the shrine were jam packed with people observing and shopping. Be prepared to spend time ducking and weaving!... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Simply stunning, there is an artificial forest created in the middle of the city and then this amazing Shrine. Very impressed. It is really worth a visit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's on the must go list if you are in Tokyo for the first time, the main road is fairly exotic, you can buy souvenirs and some foods here! And wrap it up with the fortune card for 100 yen:)

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Just what you would expect from a well used and maintained Shinto Shrine. Looks like it was built yesterday with throngs of people using it. Great to soak up the noise and smells in an oasis that is surrounded by modern tall buildings.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I vistied many shrines in japan although I am Muslim but this place was also so nice and relaxing too.. It must be one of the biggest in Tokyo so that many people come to see this place..

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A must see place for everyone. a very old place and very well preserved and full of shops close to it for shopping..

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The shrine and the area around it are great to walk around for a few hours. Take your time to visit the Shrine, then stroll over the small market in front and have some okonomiyaki in one of the side streets. The whole area just has a nice ambiance. If you're in that part of town, do visit!

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