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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, 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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Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Central Tokyo Sightseeing Tour

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temple, street fair, shopping all in 1

the beautiful Sensoji Temple is here, it's 1 of the temple that I loved the most among the few i visited in Japan. there's a street fair leading up to the temple, and if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

the beautiful Sensoji Temple is here, it's 1 of the temple that I loved the most among the few i visited in Japan. there's a street fair leading up to the temple, and if you decided to try the local food offer by them, most of the shops have a policy that you must eat the food within their premise.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Tokyo Skytree from the Asakusa Crossing, and Senso-ji itself is BEAUTIFUL. Many snack stands in Senso-ji area, really delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting for the Sensoji Temple. We then had a walk to the river for a cruise. The cruise is a good break from walking and a different view of Tokyo, worth doing if unspectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

a great little area to visit, heaps of shops to look at and different restaurants. not to mention cherry blossoms and the Sensoji temple to see. There were lots of people when we visited so it was quite busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

So much to see in this part of Tokyo. It hasn't changed that much from the Edo period (~1600s). The shrine is beautiful and there are hundreds of little traditional shops all around it. If you want to visit all the little streets around the shrine area, you must stay there a complete day at least. It's a very quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Asakusa is a must visit for me every time I visit Tokyo. I will also go pray at the Sensoji Shrine. This is also a great place to shop and eat if one is not here to pray, Hundreds of shops can be found around the shrine. There is a very established tempura restaurant located on the main road. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I come to Asakusa nearly every time I come to Tokyo. I love walking the streets, visiting the shrine, and eating in this part of Tokyo. I particularly love visiting Sensoji Shrine at night when everything is lit up. Also if your are taking Tobu Skytree line its easy access to an express train to Haneda Airport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The shopping is good for souvenirs from Japan. The crowds are better in the morning. You can eat well in the area. There are many other streets worth looking at, not just the main one (Nakamise).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If this is your first visit to Tokyo, I recommend going to Odaiba first then taking the boat cruise to Asakusa. From the pier, stroll along the waterfront then turn off to Asakusa. Good to have an appetite when you go, besides lots of stalls selling Japanese goods and souvenirs, there's a whole heap of food variety too. At the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Temple visit during the spring festival was very rewarding, as there are additional vendors selling traditional foods and treats. The market and temple were bustling with tourists and locals paying their respects. Lots of young ladies and gentlemen in traditional dress and if you are polite they will pose for you. Many attractions are nearby, for example Tokyo Skytree, Kirin... More 

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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.