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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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Type: Religious Sites
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went by boat cruise from Odaiba...followed the tourist and buy snacks at a very reasonable price. Went walking on my own towards the sky tree to get close and took some pics. Enjoy the day of strolling along and cool off with matcha green tea iced, Cheers!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The shrine is very crowded with tourists and locals. The street in front of shrine is full of shops. Only if you are in the neighborhood (off the Sumida cruise, for example as it is right next to the pier) it is fun to wander around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was just a few minutes walk from our hotel in Asakusa and so we found our way here more by mistake than design. It was pouring rain and that made it even more difficult to move through the crowds of people as we dodged umbrella's, school kids, other tourists and store holders trying to sell all the usual souvenirs.... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The shrine was nice, the street was nice, the area was nice, but that is all to say. There was nothing mind-blowing about the experience. If you will be in Tokyo for more than 3 days it is worth a visit, but definitely not a must see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

You wouldnt miss this if you were anywhere near Asakusa ;) Its very crowded for a reason, its a beautiful area. Great food and markets also. As well as a five story pagoda, and lovely little shrines surrounding.

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Perak, malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Before you enter the shrine, you will be greet by 2 tall statue known as Raijin and Fuijin and a big black and red lantern, this is known as Kaminarimon. This is the place where people come to pray at the shrine and watch them catch the incense smoke to their hair and head. A friend said it for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A very nice shrine to visit while in Tokyo to take in the views, feel the energy and worship if you so desire. The way to the temple passes through small stalls, vendors and shops selling souvenirs, food, and other items. This is a relatively large area and would need a good 2-4 hours to fully enjoy, especially if the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You'll see people preparing to enter the shrine - wafting incense over their hair and body followed by rinsing their hands and lips to purify. Great symbolism. After seeing the shrine it was great to stroll along the main street seeing all the small vendors. Bring an empty backpack - this is the spot to buy very reasonable trinkets for... More

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