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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 #5 of 65 attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Asakusa temple and shopping street area leading to the temple are worth spending most of your day (and may be evening too) during your visit to Tokyo. You will find souvenir items that are rare to find elsewhere in big malls or gift shops. My wife found a shop famous for wooden combs which she had read about few months... More

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Newdelhi india
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is situated in the touristy circuit of Asakusa as a part of larger group of sacred places along with Sensoji Temple & also the commercial street of Nakamise.This Shinto shrine of 3 Gods was constructed in 1649 & has the lovely area of carved rocks & miniature waterfall.It gives a very peaceful feeling with an impressive entrance gate &... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was a really beautiful place to visit! There were shops and stores along the way to the main temple or so called shrine, there were so many sovenirs, traditional desserts, cookies, everything. I love being in a place with a little bit of everything like that! So interesting, and you can grab some sovenirs for your little ones and... More

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Inzlingen
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

certainly a beautiful place and traditional albeit big shrine architecture and generous furnishings, yet for the individuals that come here to contemplate and pray: too much commerce on the way to and from this place, difficult to tell who has come here for which purpose, in a nutshell: busy and a lot of coins that are being offered invarious ways.... More

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Weston, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a very traditional place for the Japanese Culture, very good to visit and explore. Since it is in the Asakusa area it is recommended to visit the area as well as the Shrine. Go for a few hours, you can find nice shops and restaurants around this place. Try to read about the history behind it.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's crowded all the time, but so's most of Tokyo. Easy to find from the station, just follow the crowds. Take your time and enjoy all the shopping on the way up to the shrine. Enjoy freshly baked o-senbei rice crackers or tai-yaki. Shop for your gifts not just on The run up to the temple, but all through the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Asakusa Shrine is very easy to get to by getting off at the terminal station on the oldest Yellow Ginza Subway line. Cross the road and you are in the entrance to the shrine first greeted by red gate called Kaminarimon adorned with massive central chochin (lantern). Beyond that is a street with many shops selling all kinds of souvenirs... More

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London
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Cross the road from the train station and walk under Asakusa Gate and along the road leading to the Shrine, soaking up the hustle and bustle of the little shopping street. It is beautiful as the Asakusa Shrine comes into view. Unfortunately the weather was not good so there was a battle for umbrella space due to the large number... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Another great spot to visit while in Tokyo. Slower pace and relaxing city to wander and take in the vibe. Good to spend a day chilling and seeing a steady pace if Japan.

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Hagatna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The area surrounding the shrine is a tourist trap and overcrowded. There are lots of shops surrounding the shrine selling food, clothes, and touristy stuff. If you are interested in buying something, a lot of the stores sell the same stuff, so it's best to walk around first before buying. The shrine itself is nice, typical of the Japanese shrines.

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