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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as...
This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
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Great place to experience old traditional Japan

Asakusa is a great place in Tokyo to be explored on foot. Go to Asakusa via Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street with small shops selling tourist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Asakusa is a great place in Tokyo to be explored on foot. Go to Asakusa via Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate) and the Nakamise shopping street with small shops selling tourist souvenirs. The main attractions in Asakusa is the Sensoji Buddhist temple with a five storied pagoda. From Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree is a 20 minute walk across the Sumida River.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The architecture of houses and building is very unique, quiet lively for a little town. A bit disappointed with the kitchenware street, not much of the kitchen stuff as the name stated!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Most visitors to Tokyo will come to the nakamise street. At the end of it is the sensoji temple and next to it is the shrine. Just drop in for a brief visit and pay your respects

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Asakusa nakamise is always enjoyable to visit. It is quite crowded very often but it is a MUST if you visit Japan. The place is known for the big red lantern at the entrance to nakamise. Many people always take photos with the lantern behind. Remember the leaning tower of Pisa? Wasn't used to be but now you can't eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

On our first day in Japan we were lucky enough to experience the festival that offered hundreds of eating options from a McDonalds Teriyaki burger to Octopus balls. There were shrines and festival floats showing religious deities to add to the experience. Vanilla and Green Tea or Sesame were but two of the flavours of ice cream available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Asakusa temple is touristic place in Japan so you can expect a lot of people there however I still recommend you to go and enjoy the Japanese architecture which was stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a place in Tokyo to visit if you are looking out for a bit of cultural experience. There is a large buddhist temple, Sensoji temple, where you can read your fortune, and take in the atmosphere. There are also many roadside store, some selling souvenirs and some food. Do remember to try the popular red paste pastry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great attractions, great restaurants, great shopping, low-scale buildings and with seriously good views, a major shrine complex, easy to reach from both Tokyo airports, and good subway service puts it within reach of all tourist neighborhoods in 30 minutes or less.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the temple during the Sanja Festival. It is an amazing experience. The traditional festival celebration in an urban city, both old and young dressed in their festive attire celebrating. There are many stalls selling food like grilled fish, takoyaki, fried noodles etc for the festive season. There is one stall which we tried "catching" gold fish using paper scoop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Expect crowds but lovely avenue going into the temple with places to shop for small gifts to take home. Loved the garden too and views. It was nice to walk there and then return to our hotel via small side streets to get a feel for how people really live in North Tokyo.

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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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