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Asakusa Shrine

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
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Amazing Night View

I was staying in a local Hostel and decided to walk over here one night. The shrine is beautiful. The Asakusa JR station drops you right by the outer gate, which holds a large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Los Angeles, California

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visits in day and night will offere different perspectives as the lighting and views are completely different. An hour is more than enough to digest everything, do go if u like buildings & architecture.

Thank ChooWai
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was staying in a local Hostel and decided to walk over here one night. The shrine is beautiful. The Asakusa JR station drops you right by the outer gate, which holds a large red lantern. You pass through an outdoor market to get to the second and much larger gate and Shrine. The lighting is gorgeous at night as... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrine is surrounded by shops selling souvenirs and cute memorables. However, the place is too crowded that i cannot enjoy the beauty of the shrine. Group tourists everywhere and they were shouting to each other. Totally not respecting the shrine and people who came to pray. Otherwise its a beautiful place.

Thank NessNessie
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Asakusa Shrine is probably one of the several temples that you must visit in Tokyo. It's truly an interesting place to visit and the experience is quite amazing. There are food shops along the way to the main temple, souvenirs, local desserts and many more. By visiting this place, you get to experience the japanese culture in a different way... More 

Thank Jacky T
Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always visit this place whenever I go to Tokyo. Big, beautifull, historical shrine in the middle of big metropolitan Tokyo. I love the nakamise, small shops selling souvenirs in shrine areas. Sometimes they have great festivals here. Very nice also to visit in the evening, so you may enjoy the lattern lights. Also great to visit during the Battledore... More 

Thank milanapandanwangi
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed when you are in Asakusa. You can also have great views of Tokyo Tower and if you are shopping freak, this will place will give you ample opportunity for local shoppings.

Thank ChitraVittal
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asakusa is stunning, one second you are in modern Tokyo, the next you are in a place which harkens back to more traditional architecture. In the same field of view, you can see a 5 story pagoda and the Tokyo Skytree. This is a very popular attraction, so it will be crowded at the entrance, but will thin out they... More 

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Sengkang, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a walk down to the shrine as my hostel were right around the corner. Its was a nice place and atmosphere as tourist flock the area and the food stalls there...were amazing. Prices for food is slightly higher than elsewhere because its a tourists srea obviously but nevertheless, its still good.

Thank Khidir
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the Buddhist and Sinto shrines I've visited in Tokyo, this is actually my favorite. It's kind of a happy medium between the out-of-the-way tiny shrines in town and something enormous like the Meiji Jingu. The street leading up to it has lots of fun stuff from modern toy shops to traditional Japanese treats like o-senbei. Then there are... More 

Thank JCHQ1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this could be the most busiest shrine in Tokyo. As it's surrounded by local food stalls, restaurants and souvenir shops. You do not need to spend much time in the shrine, but you can take time to explore the good hidden restaurants on the side streets.

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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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