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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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japan breeze

Asakusa is the famous place in Tokyo..where you can feel ..'like in Japan' it's open market...and close at 5 or 6 pm. There are many stalls here, ice cream,cookie,and many... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Asakusa is the famous place in Tokyo..where you can feel ..'like in Japan' it's open market...and close at 5 or 6 pm. There are many stalls here, ice cream,cookie,and many souvenirs..especially hello kitty.. but quite expensive.. if you take JR line, just stop at Ueno station.. walk straight and go outside the building ( if I didn't forget..it's exit 9... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great neighborhood of Tokyo. Although set of for tourists this is a great alternative part of Tokyo to visit. So interesting to see all the various dedicated streets to vendors selling their wares. Thoroughly recommend visiting this part of Tokyo as the contrast with modern Tokyo is huge. Great venue for families, couples and singles...has something for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Both are on-site. It was interesting to compare and contrast. On a Saturday, there were lots of food vendors with a great selection (try the octopus cakes!). Wander of onto some of the side streets to get the true flavor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Huge temple and shrines, the only town u can feel old fashioned ancient Tokyo city. And many traditional japanese food restaurants and shops for souvenirs. Early April or end of March, beautiful thousand cherry blossom trees are lining up by Sumida river. And every month there is a festival held around temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Spent relaxed 3-4 hrs on a sunny weekend at the shrines; also shopping souvenirs, sitting at river front, sampling local savouries, watching the faithful pray, enjoying endless army of selfie clickers and just idling. I was not in a rush. And I got a lot out. I liked Dempoin Dori for browsing and picking small stuff. Vinayak - Thanks for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Super temple in the middle of Tokyo. Well connected with the metro network and with hundreds of shops in the surroundings selling souvenirs, food, etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

if you are traveler who has no plan to visit Kyoto, then this should be must visit place to see temples in Japan. Usually very crowded. Lots of shops while walking from Asakusa station to main temple area.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came here via Asakusa Subway, walked towards the outer gate of Sensō-ji Temple called the Kaminarimon or Thunder Gate with a giant lantern, perfect for photo op, then enter the Nakamise stree full of Japanese wares, food, drinks, etc before reaching the Sensō-ji Buddhist Temple. One can try out the traditional Buddhist practices and kimono wearing. There a lot... More 

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Glen Iris, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I visited the area on a recent trip to Tokyo and spent a few hours wandering the streets and shops. There is a lively market street with perhaps a few too many cliché shopping items like chopsticks, silk slippers and Japanese prints. The surround streets held more interest with some great speciality food shops, leatherworks and I found a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was a must tourist destination and we availed of a afternoon tour that included this temple that has a long strip of shops. It was truly an enjoyable experience to see the contrast of culture and tourism. I enjoyed doing what tourists do here: take pictures, eat, shop and be amazed at the beauty of the temple, the tradition... More 

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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.