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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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A 'must visit' when in Tokyo

Very easy to get to on the Tokyo Metro. We were there in August and the temple was mega busy with tourists. Not surprising as it is very beautiful with a 5 storey pagoda nearby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very easy to get to on the Tokyo Metro. We were there in August and the temple was mega busy with tourists. Not surprising as it is very beautiful with a 5 storey pagoda nearby. You are led to it via a tourist shopping street if you need to buy cheap gifts and keepsakes. The main purpose of our visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Albeit the shrine is beautiful and grand, the road leading up to the shrine is bustling with vendors, and have a festival like atmosphere to it. It was very enjoyable

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a must see on any trip to Tokyo. A tour of the shrine gave me an insight into the richness of Japanese culture. There are loads of restaurants in and around the shrine serving scrumptious local delights as well as souvenir shops. Tips: Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking to be done. Take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing place to visit if you are architecture or culture fan. Spend some time watching the locals pray.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent building. Very well maintain and really experience Japanese culture here. Great experience when walking at the walking street towards the shrine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It was a surprise for us to find this shrine when we were looking for the amusement park. We really enjoyed spending time wandering the lively grounds and admiring the beautiful shrine. Inside the shrine you can select a fortune/wish paper out of a set of beautiful wooden drawers, good fun. Well worth visiting while in Tokyo as it is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I think we all have seen the pictures of the gate of this shrine. can get crowded but well worth the trip. Combine it with skytree which are nearby. the area around the shrine got plenty of small shops with souvenirs. you can also get to ride a rickshaw outside the temple area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful temple with many things to see. Plenty of explanations of the various parts of the shrine and their purpose

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

In the heart of Tokyo... this place is busy, thronging with tourists. The approach to the shrine is full of souvenir shops, some serving food and local delicacies. The shrine is beautiful, just wish it was a little more peaceful. The smell of incense in the air is intoxicating and brought back memories of temples in India. The area surround... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was nice visit there on July 24 evening. Asakusa shrine is one of the famous shrine and tourist attraction place in Tokyo.Even this is religious place,shrine crowed regularly. This place is also one of the icon of Tokyo as well.

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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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