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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
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This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants...

This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.

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Crowded but Fun

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was VERY crowded. The streets were lined with lots of great souvenir shops and street food. It is a fun place to wander around if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was VERY crowded. The streets were lined with lots of great souvenir shops and street food. It is a fun place to wander around if you are okay with crowds.

Thank Rachel H
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice park with famous shops, shrine and pagoda not to mention restaurant variety. Very good place to see the culture and beauty of Japan. The hustle and bustle of this place is very exciting and fun. The shopping is amazing and seeing locals wear their traditional kimonos to the temple is nice and really shows local culture.

Thank Marvin M
Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Asakusa twice. Both times, it was very crowded with tourists and busy, even amidst the drizzle. The streets were lined with colourful stalls, mostly selling souvenirs. I bought boxes of Japanese chopsticks which cost 500y each. Fridge magnets were 200y at the cheapest, but most were 300y - 350y. Many ladies dressed kimonos could be seen strolling about.... More 

Thank Teresa967
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing place, takes you to another dimension. A nice place to also buy some gifts and, you're hungry, a nice place to buy traditional japanese sweet bread :) Nice temples over there.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Asakusa...you can arrive/leave by train or by boat (the boats come up from near Shinagawa) You will find glimpses of old Tokyo on the side streets with moms on bikes with kids in tow. My son was totally entranced by the main gate: Kaminarimon (THUNDER GATE) with it’s giant red lantern and two scary and crazy wild looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Asakusa is a must see place if you want to experience old Japanese culture. It is a short walk from the Ueno station. There is lots to see and do there. There is the Nakamise shopping street leading where you can buy gifts and souvenirs. After walking up and down, we realised that the shops nearer to Sensoji gets progressively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Asakusa temple is very nice, can get very busy with tourists. The street is full of people selling snack and touristy souvenirs. But they are still within reasonable price. Explore side street a few blocks away and you can get some cheaper souvenirs and snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great part of town in "older" Tokyo, but there is still plenty to do. Must see is Sensoji Temple. And if your into cooking, or buying stuff, you can't miss kappabashi street!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Late afternoon walk from the Ueno JR station in the small streets of Asakusa. Beautiful temple especially when all the lights are on. Lively neighborhood with a mix of locals and tourists. The small shops and restaurants have a lot to offer and prices are very reasonable, compared to the average in Ginza...

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please visit Asakusa if you wanna experience Japanese culture in Tokyo. You can ride the trishaw to go around, the best way to explore Asakusa. You can also get get souvenirs at Sensō-ji temple. There are tons of sourvenir shops that you'll be spoiled for choices.

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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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