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Asakusa Shrine

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
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Overcrowded and very samey!

The Anicent Street leading to the shrine is overrun with tourists and locals trying to practice their English, while the shops are selling the same tacky stuff as everywhere... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The Anicent Street leading to the shrine is overrun with tourists and locals trying to practice their English, while the shops are selling the same tacky stuff as everywhere else. The temple was pretty crowded and we stood and watched locals blowing smoke in their faces, which we didn't really understand but it seemed interesting. The shrine was nice &... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Every year I would come back here for vowing, lovely people, place, food here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Was in Tokyo on business and managed to head over late in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Perfect time to visit, no crowds and although the light was fading, the spotlights made for some great photos. Also enjoyed some delicious sake and snacks in a side street restaurant nearby - well worth a visit!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Asakusa is a very lively area! There's a beautiful gate right off of the street when you arrive and it's a great spot to snap some pictures. There are also some rickshaw drivers near the gate who offer to take you on a tour of the area and you pay according to the length of time you want to spend.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There's nothing much to this shrine. But it kind of looks similar to another shrine I been too years ago. Before going here though is a bunch of markets in every corner. The shrine itself is great picture taking area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Tons of shopping before you reach the temple (touristy souvenirs and lots of food choices). Have been told that this shopping area has some of the cheapest souvenirs you'll find anywhere. The shrine itself was lovely, so ornate. We went on a leisurely stroll through the buildings. Only found one English sign (inside on a pillar) to explain the history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So many people here. It's always crowded. Shops around temple are not cheap. Restaurants are always packed, even the street vendors are more expensive than what you would pay at the supermarket. Interesting sights to see and soak up the atmosphere. Walk towards the water to the right of the temple. This is where you can get a river cruise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the temple - complete with an English speaking guide (free!) for 1.15 hrs. It was a bright sunny (but cold) morning, with the tour starting at 11am. Details can be had from the tourist office bang in front of the temple complex. Brightly and colourfully decorated art & craft shops line the passage (through a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After entering the magnificent gateway and walking through the market style shopping avenue, you come upon the most magnificent shrine. It is a must see that allows you to experience the wonderful traditions of this peaceful religion. Wander the side streets to experience another side of the interesting area

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Been here on winter time, I love the atmosphere in this place. The sense of traditional Japanese feelings. It was crowded from morning to evening. surrounded by many foods and souvenir sops. The place ends with a huge shrine, but I didnt go there since it was freakin crowded.

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.