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Asakusa Shrine

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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
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This is a Buddha Temple with an amazing amount of color, icons, buildings and a five story pagoda in the complex. A must see when in the neighborhood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a Buddha Temple with an amazing amount of color, icons, buildings and a five story pagoda in the complex. A must see when in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As with all shrines in Japan lots of history beautifully set up and lots of locals and tourist visiting centrally located easy to get to

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was my first time in Japan last year. I visited Asakusa (one of the famous places to go to) and it was so amazing. The staff in the tourist office is very accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Coming in from Asakusa - you will be awe at the contrast with the surrounding shopping area - Nakamise street... the gateway with the red lantern is stunning and going into the grounds with the incense offering and drink from the water (fountain) makes you feel so very lucky - really great place to spend some time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was first temple I visited in Japan. They have same arrangement like in India. After entry from main gate you have to walk some distance to go into the temple. on either side of the road you can see lot of shop (not of sweets & flowers). Before the entrance you have to wash your mouth & hand s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Must do in Tokyo.. I fell in love with Tokyo! Everything Japan... I love.. A place of worship.. It was walking distance from train station. Shops as well nearby

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Its a place of worship where you can pray and or ask the monks to pray for you. Prayer request and or intentions can be made here. Burning of incense and prayer sticks. Guidance can be seek thru the prayer/response stick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's interesting to walk along the alley nearby. Most shops are old decorated in traditional old day which makes the area charming. I did not spend much time in the shrine as it's crowded with tourists, though. Sitting in the park nearby to watch local people and students is interesting. Local people are nice and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went during Sakura season and it was very packed! I would suggest to go to the tourist information center, right in front of the train station and go to the roof top for a nice view. We walked around there for a good hour and a half. There were plenty of food stalls there, we tried the bean waffle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visit just after 6 pm and after that it is closed inside , but we visit outside of shrine !If you go to Tokio must visit this place

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Additional Information about Asakusa Shrine

Address: Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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.
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