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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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Grand shrine with huge lanterns

A grand shrine with huge red lanterns. Always crowded on weekends and a good chance to see many kimono-clad ladies. Surprisingly, we saw a lot of younger girls in kimonos too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A grand shrine with huge red lanterns. Always crowded on weekends and a good chance to see many kimono-clad ladies. Surprisingly, we saw a lot of younger girls in kimonos too. Look for the pair of huge straw sandals. Interesting street of shops along Nakamise-dori leading up to the shrine selling lots of Japanese souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by heaps of people..activities...shops...eateries...very much alive and all roads lead to the Shrine the center and focus of it all. While there are so many things going on...you certainly can see and feel that all the buzzzzzzzz is a big celebration. After all the festivities around one gets to go up the Shrine and have a quiet time according... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Asakusa Shrine offer us nice traditional shrine in the middle of Tokyo. Before reaching the shrine we walk through a lot of souvenirs store. The shrine itself is very beautiful and surrounded with good scenery.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I guess this is the biggest Shrine in Tokyo. They do very big celebrations in this place. One was in just a few days ago. So you can expect every May 15-17 or you can check in their website. There are many small shops to buy souveniers and sweets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This shrine forms the centrepiece of a much larger , traffic-free area. The area has been a Buddhist shrine for many, many centuries - and whilst there was considerable damage done by the aerial bombing in 1945, there is remarkable feeling of benign peace radiating out , and not just when a service is happening. Worth visiting later on in... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The plus to seeing this is that it is right next to Sensoji Temple. Very beautiful. It looked like a wedding was happening when I first got there. Take a quick look and photo when visiting the temple, and check out everything else in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

A gigantic lantern greets all visitors at its entrance. A touristy shrine with lots of stalls offering their wares and snacks to our delight. Lots of Japanese biscuits and snacks are abundant at these stalls, best is the red bean fish pancakes, steaming hot. At the shrine well, with a clap of your hand, take a sip of blessed water... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

PROS: It was great and enjoyable entering different shops and see a variety of Japanese street food and souvenirs all in one place. No entrance fee needed. CONS: crowded and hard to take a good picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

very beauteful Shrine and park and for us as Danish also very different from what we know. Many turists. A lot of turist shops. The japanese people like these shops and does not seem to be very religius. We also went there by taking a trip by boat on the Sumida river. The boat stops near the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Truly remarkable. Read about it before you visit as you will other wise not fully comprehend its meaning.

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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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