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Asakusa

Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 63 Attractions in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Walking
Owner description: This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Walking
Owner description: This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Besides the Sensoji temple, Asakusa area has lots of attractions. Best time to visit at night, have dinner at one of the local restaurants and shop for fun.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The area is very crowded as it's where Sensoji temple is located. There are lots of hostels around the temple to choose and choices of souvenirs and street foods in the area. Try to visit the temple once at night, it's different from the day.

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was raining and during a weekday but it didn't stop the crowd to come here. Many people gathered but you can still enjoy the area. My most favorite part is the shopping street. There were so many souvenirs (some are cheaper than other places like Akihabara or Shibuya) also great traditional snacks. We tried a green tea mochi for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Asakusa is where Tokyo ' s most famous temple Sensoji is located so expect to see hordes of people here. Nakamise street that leads to the temple is lined with small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs and street food. This street is jam packed with tourists. Around the temple are side streets where you find traditional shops and houses.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Incredible place to see in Tokyo. Lots of choices of souvenirs too! Highly recommended especially for first time Tokyo tourists!

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This temple was amazing and definitely worth a visit. Plan to do your souvenir shopping here. Lots of cute trinkets at pretty decent prices. Don't forget to try the green tea ice cream!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It's a popular temple in Tokyo with a shopping street that sells Japanese souvenirs, Yukata and local snacks. This is the place in Tokyo which still maintains the traditional Japan feel. But it's quite touristy.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our walk through the stalls/shops in Asakusa. There were so many different stalls selling a bunch of different items. It's a great tourist stop. We arrived at the Asakusa subway stopped, walked through the stalls/shops and then to the Sensoji Temple and then back, which ended up working well. If you're going to visit one, I'd suggest... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I love going into the shops in asakusa. Maybe it's the tourist in me. Just love sampling the japanese street food. The vendors were very polite and ever so willing to let us sample their food. However asakusa is getting very crowded now. Better to come during non peak season

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The temple is a must do. Powerful image. Fun to tell fortunes there. A great view of the shopping arcade from the stairs. I am not a big shopper but people watching in the shopping arcade was fun. Towards the end of the shopping area a left turn into a side shopping street headed towards the river direction is a... More 

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