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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Many nice restaurant here,a place full of Japanese culture. You must visit when you are in Tokyo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Asakusa temple is a must see when in Tokyo. The area is packed with good restaurants, small shops with local food and souvenirs. In addition, there are multiple restaurants in the area that serve great Japanese food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is one of my favorite places in Tokyo. It is a must visit and I recommend half a day. After that a ferry can be taken to Odiaba for some shopping near the Asakusa station.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very busy temple in Tokyo which was rebuilt in the 1970's as the original was flattened in WW2. Reconstruction is excellent throughout from the temple gateway to the 5 story tower and the main temple. Lots of both Western and Japanese were there on the afternoon we visited. There are lot of small kiosk based shops around the temple, particularly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This historic site is a taste of old Japan with original site being over 1,000 years old. several temples and peaceful Japanese gardens are a haven in the modern metropolis. This is also an ideal place to buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home with the prices and choices as good as anywhere. Easy to get to by... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Asakusa is a cultural smorgasbord of food and souvenirs. The main highlight would be the temples. There's lots of cute Japanese stuff like charms, pouches, kimonos that are great to bring home. Do try the street food. I bought a green tea soft-serve ice-cream and we were not allowed to venture beyond the shop area. Customers have to finish their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Asakusa one night during our visit to Tokyo and were just around the corner form this temple/ shrine. The grounds and atmosphere are peaceful and an pleasant retreat from the business of the city. I also recommend the many shops and vendors located adjacent to the temple. This was a great start to a fantastic trip through... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most important temples in the city and worth the trip. There are lots of small shops just in front of the temple where you can buy traditional souvenirs and food stuff. The temple itself has two big statues standing at the entrance, with lots of those red lanterns hanging around. All in all it will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Asakusa is a great place to stroll around. The areas surrounding the famous Senso-ji Buddhist temple are interesting to explore and are filled with fun little shops and restaurants, but they are kind of touristy. For me, that was ok, but not everyone will like it. The temple itself is nice, but during the high season extremely crowded as well.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Interesting place to visit where there is the famous Asakusa Temple and rows of shops selling souvenirs and snacks (which i enjoyed trying =) Lots of eateries but do try learn some common names of the food. I couldn't eat at a particular eatery bec the owners couldn't communicate in English at all.

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