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Asakusa

Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Taito
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Another beautiful cultural part of Tokyo amongst the hustle and bustle. Great array of souvenir shops along with little tasting shops of different Japanese foods. The nearby Japanese gardens and temples make this a wonderful opportunity to see the old cultural Tokyo. I would certainly recommend spending a few hours here if you aren't going to have the opportunity to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love Asakusa, all of the people are very friendly and there is so much to see and do and eat! There are lots of little areas to explore and buy souvenirs. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A must see in Tokyo. Wander the streets, and make sure you see the Sensoji Temple, too. Bring a fan if it's summer time - it will be hot!

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Long Island NY
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168 reviews 168 reviews
84 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fun way to find all those little items you want to bring home in one place. A good wander through endless streets.

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Park City, Utah
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went to this temple early in the morning and we were not disappointed, the grounds were large and there were many great monuments and things to see. There are many signs in English which helped us understand the history behind the site. It is by far the temple I would recommend seeing in Tokyo most. As you are leaving... More

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New York City, New York
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34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I love Asakusa. It feels vibrant, energetic, crowded with both international & domestic tourists. Culturally enriched destination to experience Japanese culture, history and food. It is close enough to see the newest addition, the Sky Tree Tower from here! Must see!

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Weston, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is exactly the place you would call TRADITIONAL for the city, very reflective of the Japanese Culture. This is a place you will see ladies in KIMONO and people wearing traditional clothing from Japan. We visited the area and witnessed a procession and traditional warrior parade, unique experience. It is worth visiting. Nice shops and neighborhood.

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Bangalore
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Asakusa is a beautiful place with a beautiful temple,loads of shops and eatery places in here. Try to visit here on a weekend or on any special occasion day and you can find a lot of KIMONO clad ladies, the sight is beautiful to see people cherishing the tradition. In Asakusa, there is a shop which sells paintings, dont miss... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is a must if it's your first time in Japan! From the entrance all the way up to the shrine, there are rows and rows of shops selling an array of interesting items Give yourself a couple of hours to explore all the shops, to look, eat and buy. Good place to go souvenir shopping as it has... More

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Pretty cool area. The shrine is very decorative and there is plenty of reasonably priced shopping. Close distance to the Sky Tree Tower so you would want to do both on the same day.

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