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Asakusa

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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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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Nice temple if this is the first you visit

The pros : lots of history surrounding this temple, as long as you have someone to explain it to you: The cons : became so much focused on tourists, from the restaurant staff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Luanda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The pros : lots of history surrounding this temple, as long as you have someone to explain it to you: The cons : became so much focused on tourists, from the restaurant staff calling you when you exit the subway till the very long alley full of souvenirs shops. Interesting but don't allocated more than 30 minutes in your schedule

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved sensoji ji. and the surrounds. The sky tree is also pretty cool and especially loved the shopping centres attached to it. And if you have the money be sure to get a rickshaw ride! our runner was the best, he spoke some english and had a pretty good conversation with is and took plenty of pictures of... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Asakusa was a pleasant place to be at times, and we enjoyed wandering around the shops and temples, however we also found it to be a bit tacky and falsified. The main 'ancient street' leading to the temples is just full of tacky stalls and swarming with tourists, while we were stopped a few times by adorable little Japanese kids... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Asukasa is probably the best place to stay or live if you're visiting or working in Tokyo. It's really quiet, especially at night, even though there's probably just as much of vibrant nightlife as anywhere else in the city—it's just more hidden and spread out. There's Senso-ji temple, which is a great place to meditate on your thoughts, and plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is great! So many things to do, nothing I disliked. Lots of shopping and attractions! Just simply an amazing trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I got here around sunset and it was such a beautiful temple. I spent some time walking around it but I was more engrossed in the little markets and shops around it. There were shops that sold everything and I managed to get two old traditional looking paintings of Japan that are hanging pride of place at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Asakusa can be crowded and touristy by day due to senso-ji and other temples, department stores and restaurants. At night as the crowds thin out it can be somewhat quiet but authentic due to the locals and it does have a couple of music venues and good ramen noodle houses and sashimi restaurants. It does offer good transportation with short... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Asakusa, a must visit for all travelers. Plenty of temples, history and little shops. Although it was refurbished (by fire?) it still retains outstanding. There are many charming gift and snack stalls before the temple main entrance. For young kids, there is a small fun park with rides nearby. I would recommend an early visit as it can get very... More 

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ohhector
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This whole area was beautiful. A perfect mix of modern with Edo sensibilities. Lots of temples and shrines strewn about, and also home to the older theme park in Japan. If I stay in Tokyo again next time I'm in Japan it will most definitely be in Asakusa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful architecture Pretty old and nice streets Lovely shops I enjoy this place and been there several times A must-go for every tourist to Tokyo

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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.