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Asakusa

Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Taito
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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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St. George, Utah
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very cultural area. When you imagined Japan, this is the place you imagine. The whole area around the pagoda and temple is gorgeous. There is good shopping and eating in the area. The atmosphere is fun and lively. Be sure you get to this area!!!!!!! Stroll up and down the random streets.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Many tourists simply gravitate towards where the crowd gathers. Try to visit the periphery; there are many enchanting corners and little spots worth a photo and a respite from the long walk. The old trees are romantic, the little ponds so fascinating and signages so helpful. Asakusa does not always have to be a photographer's nightmare because of the crowd;... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is one of the greatest attractions in Tokyo. And it is really crowded during the daytime. I suggest you visit this place again in the night. It is calm, and lighting adds more aesthetic to the temple.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

it is their food and local snacks that made me wanna visit there again. they have very nice and exquisite snacks that you don't get to get hold of it in town area.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wish we had started the day earlier in our visit to Asakusa and the Sensoji Temple. The shopping opportunities were endless with the many streets and alleys surrounding the temple. We ran out of time here before moving to next planned activity for the day. I would love to return to explore the city further. We visited the information center... More

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a busy temple and shopping area for locals and tourists. Plenty of places to eat/drink in the locality as well as sit and relax in the shady small 'park' under the trees.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Quaint streets with various sellers made this historic site interesting to us. This is probably one of the more ancient yet must-see places in Tokyo. Check out the bottles with marbles in them, sold from carts!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Little lanes full of traditional japanese shops, the temples, and just observing life in this amazing city. The food choice is great as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

day time i walk here a lot people and a lot shop for souvenir. you can walk to Donki department store very close. At night time you also can walk here.. it's sooooo quiet and romantic... i walk here with my girl... and feeling so happy..

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Graham, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The shrine itself is an amazing example of Japanese culture, but the whole experience is more like being at a state fair. Between the main gate and the temple lies a long row of food and trinket vendors hawking fried food and key chains. We wouldn't make the effort to go back, as there are so ma.y other landmarks to... More

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