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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It's always great to visit and pray. Too many people as we can expected from any tourist attraction. Visit in the early morning so you experience nice and peaceful temple.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice temples and gardens. Very well maintained and with good history explanation in English. Great nearby market street. Not very easy access...

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Birmingham, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We took the waterbus up to Asakusa from our hotel near the Shiodome. I would recommend this as a good way to arrive. We walked up the Nakamise to the temple. The street is popular with tourists but none the worse for that. There were plenty of stalls selling various gift items and also some interesting foodstuff (which I enjoyed).... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Mostly packed with tourists all day and night. Rows of shops selling souvenirs, Japanese cakes and pastries.

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Dardanelle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

it is a tourist attraction but a must to see and experience. lots of shops and trinkets. some really nice things also. the temple was interesting- according to the old ancient writings on the door frame banners - you were not suppose to turn your back to the idol god to take a picture- even though everyone was- not many... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The place is easily accessible from Tokyo and one of the most culturally active places throughout the year. If there's some kind of a celebration going on in the city like fireworks or parades, chances are it's around here... Nakamise shopping street is the best places i could find in Tokyo for getting great and reasonably priced souvenirs.. do check... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had booked a kimono experience here and really enjoyed myself. My grandmother was Japanese and she met my grandfather who was an Aussie soldier so my mother was born in japan and I have been here a couple of times as a kid and dressed once in a kimono but this was 20+ years ago. Was lovely to be... More

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Frankston, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice and easy to get to via the Ginza line...we went on a Saturday which probably made the crowds even thicker...particularly in the main access alley. A tip is to take either alley on each side of the main one and you'll be at the entrance in no time at all! Once inside theres really no queues for anything you... More

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Shanghai, China
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

sensoji temple & nakamise shopping street is a must see. easy metro access. you can walk along the streets for souvenirs and red bean cakes. the atmosphere here is exiting. one can see the red lantern gate from far far away. yet the main hall, the tower, and the gardens showed us the history of this oldest buddha temple in... More

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Nagoya, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Sensou-ji, Nakamise and Kaminari-mon aren't the only attraction of Asakusa in fact. There are quite a few authentic/interesting shops, restaurants, bars and cafes on the back streets. All you have to do is that you walk away from the crowds on Nakamise and simply get lost. I personally think that the very best way for sight-seeing Asakusa and dodging those... More

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