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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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Shinto shrine next to Buddhist temple

Most reviews here are confusing this shrine with the Buddhist temple right next to it. This shrine is smaller than others in Tokyo but that is because of the temple. Nonetheless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most reviews here are confusing this shrine with the Buddhist temple right next to it. This shrine is smaller than others in Tokyo but that is because of the temple. Nonetheless it is a beautiful building.

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Ferring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Once through the temple gate, you are confronted, over the next 200 metres with about 200 stalls selling just about everything - great fun to nose around. When you reach the temple proper - top of the steps, you throw some coins in between some raised wooden slats, deep bow twice, clap hands twice, think your full name and address... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The street in front of the Asakusa Shrine is so crowded, the view to the old temple is great from the street. The souvenir and snack sold here is quite nice.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My second visit after Winter 2004. Love the ambience, crowd and souvenir stalls over there. I really prefer enjoy the place in colder weather :D

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you see only one shrine in Tokyo, I'd recommend this one. It is not too far from the train station and there are alleys surrounding it with market shops and restaurants. Some really good views for photo taking. Lovely to watch the local Japanese washing their hands in the fountain, clapping and bowing before entering the Shrine. Free but... More 

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Batangas City, Batangas City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one Japan's oldest temples dedicated to a River Goddess. If you have to go to this place on your own, it is easily done using their subway system. Nowadays, there are English speaking guides as well as English words to help you on how to buy subway tickets. The main temple has the big lantern and the big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I enjoyed the day here. I had been here in 20002 but they have improved things. Its free and worth seeing

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

you could easily miss doing this if visiting the temple, as it is tucked away round the corner. It was worth a visit would recommend

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Visiting Asakusa shrine is an experience in Tokyo. Be it in winter or summer , expect to see a lot of people milling around the shops in Nakamise-dori or trying the numerous good omise around the vicinity of the Shrine.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

3rd time visiting the shrine! A must go destination for all tourist! Souvenirs are slightly more expensive. I recommend not to buy anything from the stalls along the path to Shrine.

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Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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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.