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Asakusa

Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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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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Hong Kong, China
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I hate souvenir shops, so for me this place immediately ranks low as you have to go through/past several 100 shops to reach the temples. Quite interesting, this place combines a Buddhist temple and a shinto japanese religion temple in one location. Felt like the place was primarily visited by japanese, Korean and Chinese tour groups. Many lunch options there,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This street looks beautiful with lots of shops at the sides selling snacks or souveniors. Tourist attraction as usual, overcrowded and hot during the afternoon time! Really impressive to have so many shops and even behind this street. Able to find some magnets which are only available here tho the price is a little higher. Try the snacks, looks good.... More

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Switzerland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This area is worth a visit, but do not expect too much. It's sort of Brick Lane meets Camden Lock, with temples. There were quite a few traditionally dresses folk wandering about and you can hire a man-powered rickshaw, which might be a laugh. Lots of trinkets and "gifts" also plenty of food and drink. The temples are lovely, but... More

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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56 attraction reviews
501 helpful votes 501 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

One of the few places in Tokyo with an ancient and historic aspect. The temples are impressive, but it is a tourist area. Overcrowded, it is a bit difficult to walk aroud among the shops and people. It is a living but congested neighborhood. Really impressive. It is a maze of restaurants, bars and shops. In the stores, there are... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to try some of the famous sweets of japan. Some you can bring back home and some you can eat while exploring the place. Nakamise shopping alley is not that huge so you can actually linger and visit each shop to look for souvenirs. But dont expect for cheap finds since price for magnets are... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Perfect place to spend a few hours wandering around the shops getting a few souvenirs and visiting the temples. It is also very close from here to catch one of the riverboat rides . Super easy to get to by subway.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Not as naturally authentich like kyoto, still a very nice place for strolling in tokyo. The gallery shops are worth a visit as well. Don't miss the food stands with inexpensive local food on the way to the temple.

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Perth, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The area is vibrant, close to Skytree and museums yet very cheap. Shops here when there are branches somewhere (like Don Quijote) is much cheaper here in asakusa. If you need to but something, better buy souvenirs here. its cheaper when you go out to Shinjuku and other area. Very safe as well

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Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Asakusa is one of the best places in Tokyo. It brings back the old feeling of Edo, before Tokyo just became a massive metropolis. Stroll around the back streets behind Sensoji temple and you will find great little shops and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A beautiful place, cannot be missed. Experience Japanese culture and markets. The shrine and pagoda are gorgeous with a lovely river side walk nearby.

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