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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
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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Although you go there to see the magnificent temple it's the streets surrounding it that capture the imagination. Lots of stalls and shops selling all manner of goods. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Although you go there to see the magnificent temple it's the streets surrounding it that capture the imagination. Lots of stalls and shops selling all manner of goods. It's a place you can wander around for hours.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Near the temple street, there is a row of shops selling very cheap bags and watches (around 13000YEN). I manage to help my friend to find his limited edition Pikachu stuff toy here (which he couldn't find it elsewhere in tokyo). I would say that Asakusa, is a place worth to visit, because some of the shops really sell cheap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed shopping along way to get inside the temple. The temple is very nice. I been there three time during my trip. I will come back again

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So many people come to Tokyo and wonder where the Japan of the picture books went. It is in Asakusa. There is a covered walkway shopping area where you can still buy traditional kimonos and food. Step outside the covered area and you can find the fake sushi you see in all the Japanese restaurants outside of Japan.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Asakusa is a nice area with lots of street food stalls and market streets, and a lovely temple, but if you are pushed for time then there are better neighbourhoods to visit. Nice but not a priority

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is sort of a tourist trap, but it is worth the trip just to see the interesting temple and the arcitecture of it and the surrounding buildings.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

has amazing night life at the weekends not to sure about during the week as we were only there at the weekend. it has lovely temples. lots of shopping markets really great area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great site to visit. There isn't a ton else around so I went there specifically to see the temples and that's it. Also it was metro accessible which was great.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is great, a must visit in Tokyo. Best time to visit this place is in the morning so it's not very crowded. When i was there, there were lots of food stalls selling japanese street food, worth trying! Don't forget to walk along the streets where you can find many little shops that sell souvenirs and also foods you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We used to live in this area for two weeks close to Minami Senju station. It is charming in a way indeed. Thrift stores, small food joints and tiny bars. It feels very local.

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Address: Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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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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