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Asakusa Shrine

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
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Ranked #7 of 62 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

When you get off the local train or out of a taxi, the entrance, though dominated by great lanterns, belies the gtreasures within. Beyond the gate is a long, narrow lane leading to the main shrine structures. The lane is absolutely stuffed with little shops, restaurants, and vendors of every kind of Japanese product. Contrary to what you might think,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Asakusa Shrine is well known for the huge lantern hanging in the gate at the entrance. It's worth going just to see that, but there a lot more to see. Past the lantern there's a long shopping boulevard with traditional Japanese gifts, sweets and foods that leads you to the main shrine. The shrine is really big and has a... More

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Maladzyechna, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Good place for presents. So biggest old temple. You must to see this amazing place. Too much good places for eat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Only a short walk from Asakusa Train Station. Great shopping for traditional souvenirs. I found that shops off the main street offered better prices. Free green tea was available for visitors near the shrine. Lots of food stores. I found a lovely small cafe called Fujita. Magnificent coffee and cakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Buddhist temple dominates the skyline. It sits majestically in a fabulous park with gardens surrounding the temple. There is a sense of occasion, of purpose, of tranquility, of contemplation, of reverence. An opportunity is given to worship or to light a candle. A magical experience.

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This shrine is in Old Tokyo. The locals have stated that a little over 50 years ago that was what Tokyo was and the massive new city around it is all in recent years. Old Town Tokyo has nice outdoor, some covered areas, flee market like shops by locals where one can get some great deals. There is a set... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I went here at February, it was winter and snow was fall the day before, so when I went there that day the snow already melting and the road was slippery. I remembered how one my friend fall down while we were walking. *Lol (^_^) Once you stepped out from the subway, you'll found restaurants along the way until the... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Asakusa Shrine is stunning and a great way to experience Japanese culture. You can buy incense and fortunes and services are held at various times which can be observed. The shrine is at the end of the Asakusa Shopping Street which offers a fantastic range of traditional and more kitsch souvenirs. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Easy to get to via the subway this area is very touristy but very fun. It has a great mix of Hello Kitty and street vendors and restaurants in the area. There is a very neat Japanese knife vendor selling hand made knives of all shapes and sizes. The temple itself is well kept and just like all the others.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A beautiful place to see historical Japan while finding souvenirs for your visit to Japan. The temple and shrine are great and give you a fantastic idea of what Japan used to look like before the cities took over.

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