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Address: , Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
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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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Beautiful temple

This is worth to visit Asakusa would busy during day and silent in the night . I did stay this area coz near to Narita airport , late night supper and beers at back street nearby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is worth to visit Asakusa would busy during day and silent in the night . I did stay this area coz near to Narita airport , late night supper and beers at back street nearby sakura hostel . Asakusa is a great place for praying , a place for gift / souvenir and great mochi and sushi prepare by... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

went to asakusa for a very limited time, so I went to skytree since it's the landmark there and also nakamise to buy souvenirs. Nakamise is the best place to buy souvenirs, though one store with the other one next to it might have different prices for an exactly same item :D

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visited here as part of my 24 crazy hours in Tokyo and I wish I could have stayed longer. The temple is beautiful but busy, it was the school holidays when I visited so other times of year may be different. I spent a lot of time in the markets that lead up to the temple there is so... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The temple area is packed during the day, I recommend going at night, you will be alone ! I find it even nicer with the lights on. Don't forget to eat and snoop around the galleries ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest temples, with plenty to look at. Like most temples, however, there was no descriptions if you didn't already know what to see. But a nice little photo spot, with a great avenue of shops geared to tourists and souvenirs!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped and went inside Asakusa from the entrance in the left of Asakusa (near with parking place). I like Nakamise str so much, because of variety of local food and souvenir which are satisfied my budget. I bought come hand-fans for my friends, they are really sophisticated as Japanese attitude. I remember that, Asakusa has a water well with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We'd toured Tokyo on the hop on hop off bus and hopped off here at Asakusa. It's a great area to explore - the temple is great and the cute little shops here are fab to wander round and hunt for souvenirs,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the area. Great shops, beautiful temple and great eateries. If you are in area right near the shrine there is a stall that sells these little deep fried dumplings/buns that are a little slice of heaven they come in lots of different flavours. Do yourself a favour get some! Great place to pick up a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very tourist centric place. But it does not feel like the tourist trap I had suspected it would. This is the place to get well priced and good quality souvenirs. Just heading one block off the main drag delivers better deals. I'd suggest heading there on a weekend if possible as you can get a free walking... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant shrine and traditional passageway of shops leading to the temple. My favourite shrine and temple in Japan. Not blindingly busy but many great photo opportunities and gifts to buy.

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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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