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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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distinct place of tokyo

it was nice to see antique, traditional shrine inside the forest of buildings melon bread and soda soft-icecream was great it was also a great experience to examine my luck.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

it was nice to see antique, traditional shrine inside the forest of buildings melon bread and soda soft-icecream was great it was also a great experience to examine my luck.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

relatively interesting shrine but just so overpopulated with markets everywhere., visit on the morning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing shrine in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo! Worth the walk and trip into this area of Tokyo! Did this on my last day with friends and we loved it. Entered the shrine and walked through the area and immerse ourselves in culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a nice site but it is Very Busy, people everywhere, you have to be able to deal with large crowds here. A shopping street leads up to the site, which has just about anything you want from Tokyo. Worth a visit just be prepared for all the people..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Suggest a guide to get some sense of the historical and cultural significance of the area. We visited both the Shinto and Buddhist shrines and appreciated harmony that the religions have for each other. Very rare in this world. Lots of places to buy souvenirs trinkets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The entrance is crowded and packed with visitors and souvenir shops, but when you arrive at the main shrine, it is peaceful and you can feel the spiritual atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Located in central Tokyo with bazars and restaurants enclosing the shrine. One of the most famous shrines in Tokyo that is worth a visit. Lots of people but space for all.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

During the day, it's so crowded and filled with thousands of people. During the night, you'll find something completely different!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The surrounding area to the Shrine comprises of rows of small tourist type shops which were very interesting with plenty of places to get good and drink. It was very busy at the time of our visit but well worth the trip to see such an ancient building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you don't want to battle crowds when visiting the shrine, it's a good idea to go at night. Plus they light it all up and makes for great photos. The round stone dragons at the bottom of the very large red lamp is worth a look too.

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Additional Information about Asakusa Shrine

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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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