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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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Yes it's crowded but it is still very much worth the visit! Shrine & pagoda are good as are the busy market streets with lots of different stalls

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Yes it's crowded but it is still very much worth the visit! Shrine & pagoda are good as are the busy market streets with lots of different stalls

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

One explanation. The word "shrine" is for Shinto religion buildings. The word "temple" is for Buddhist buildings. Most people here mix this small shrine with a huge Senso-ji temple. Asakusa shrine is a small shrine on the right hand side of the Senso-ji complex. Most people think it is a part, a side building of the Senso-ji.

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Danville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

At any time of the year the Asakusa Shrine and Temple area is busy, and to be honest most of it is purely for tourists (you and me), but it is still worth seeing as the Shrine and Temple are very impressive. The shops between the two Gates, are an experience, but only once, as most of the stuff is... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We visited on a Sunday during the height of Cherry blossom season. So many people that we could hardly move! The shrine was nice, but nothing special.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It seems that shrines are big business. Before you reach any shrine/temple there is the general malaise of getting through the tat shops, selling everything and anything. The temple on a good day(not pouring of rain) would have been worth a longer visit. The garden for 300 yen to the side of the shrine is worth paying for. You get... More 

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Ayuthaya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There is a long lane of souvenir shops in front that is interesting for first-time visitors to Japan. It is fun to see the tourists and other people who visit the shrine. You can get your fortune told.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

tourist hot spot and most important and oldest shrine in tokyo this place has lots going for it. The long walk through the market is really cool and there are loads of minor shrines in the complex. Beautiful but best to see it early or late in the day or you may be around so many tourists you can't make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have visited the Asakusa temple at least five or six times and every time I have got new insights into Japan's culture. The first thing you see is Kaminarimon, the magnificent temple gates, which are a symbol of the city today. The shops that line the walk upto the shrine create a colourful ambience. Do try some local cuisines,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Just to clarify something here - most of the posts here are actually about Sensoji, which is a Buddhist temple. Sensoji is huge with a big lantern at its entrance and a beautiful garden. Asakusa Shrine on the other hand, is the small Shinto shrine on the right hand side of Sensoji (if you are facing Sensoji). It is old,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Must take photos of the thunder door (lei men) and also the tree that was struck by lightning long ago, it survived. There's also a place to scoop water from to wash your hands before praying at the temple. If you don't pray, you can walk down a street of stalls selling snacks and souvenirs, some are fully hand made,... More 

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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.