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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 68 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Easily accessible. very near to the famous Tokyo Sky Tree. beautiful & well maintained shopping street nearby is great for buying souvenirs & street food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting there, you can buy many kinds of souvenir for yourself and your friends on the way going to the shrine (behind the gate). Especially, they are traditional and symbolize for Japanese cultural. Moreover, it also has some Japanese food. It's really interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There are many reviews here that in fact describe Sensoji and not Asakusa Shrine. I'm pretty sure I've got this right: Sensoji is the large Buddhist temple which is reviewed here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1066461-d320447-Reviews-Sensoji_Temple-Taito_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html and described here: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3001.html AND then there is Asakusa Shrine, a Shinto Shrine next to Senso-ji on the same grounds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asakusa_Shrine Many of the photos and words here... More

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Iligan City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's a Buddhist shrine in Asakusa which is the most famous & frequently visited. Hence, there are always a lot of people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a must visit place when in Tokyo. It's so beautiful and it's kept clean. I would recommend anyone to pop in here just to check out the place.

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Las Pinas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping street. quaint shops and good eating places - and very accessible via the Ginza line

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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