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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
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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Lots of things to see here! You could spend a day in this area visiting little shops and restaurants. I suggest, if you have time, walk around and visit before deciding on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Annemasse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of things to see here! You could spend a day in this area visiting little shops and restaurants. I suggest, if you have time, walk around and visit before deciding on little souvenirs to buy. Some shops are all the some but some have better prices and more unique pieces. You'll also find a plethora of food booths that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Loved walking through the small shops which lead to the temple. The temple is beautiful - bright red which stands out against the Tokyo cityscape. Enjoyed sitting on the side and watching locals use the incense and say their prayers. Felt apart of the Japanese culture by watching and learning. A local explained to me how to use the incense... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very old and classical place to visit if you are planning a trip to tokyo or if you are there. Very famous among locals so reaching cant be a task at all...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Asakusa by subway Tobu line, arrived at Asakusa station. First visit was Asakusa Culture tourist information. It located just 2 minutes walk from Asakusa station exit, and in front of Asakusa Gate. There were many information in all languages on the front desk and the staffs were very helpful. We can go to 8th floor for free.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I was staying in Asakusa area during my Tokyo visit and so happy to realize that I have made the right decision. Asakusa is the area for the famous Sensoji temple. Recommended..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Asakusa's atrractions in the area include one of Tokyo’s most historic temples – Sensoji, and the impressive Kaminari Gate that marks the entranceway to the temple. You cant miss the numerous shops along Nakamise-dori Street, which runs along the approach way to Senso-ji Temple, carry a variety of small articles made of Japanese-style paper and other traditional goods such as... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Asakusa is a great place to see a variety of temples at once. Unfortunately, many go for the shopping that lines the path to the temples. Nothing wrong with shopping for souvenirs, but don't forget the main reason for Asakusa. This is a good jump-off point for visiting other key attractions in Tokyo. Plot your time accordingly!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the old Japan one would imagine seeing. Although Kyoto was on our itinerary, we enjoyed Asakusa and its old world charm. A complete delight to walk around the complex, and stalls with food (especially seafood) and wares. Fresh rice crackers are worth seeking out and trying. One practical tip while traveling with kids is to have enough water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great old temple architecture in Tokyo area (if you do not want to travel all the way to Kyoto/Nara). Easily accessible by metro/subway, and no entry fees. Traditional food stalls and souvenir shops along the way to the temple. Bungee jumping next door and great views of the Skytree tower as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visiting Asakusa is like going through a time tunnel. We can see the old style Japan located in the middle of modern Tokyo. Sensoji temple is a must-visit. Try to visit this temple both in the day time when it's fully crowded, and at night when it's very quiet. The lights make the temple much more beautiful. Especially with Tokyo... More 

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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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