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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
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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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Go at Sundown if Possible

I went to Asakusa at around 5pm (shops start to close on the Nakamise shopping street at around 6) when the sun had gone down and all of the lights along Nakamise leading up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, England, United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to Asakusa at around 5pm (shops start to close on the Nakamise shopping street at around 6) when the sun had gone down and all of the lights along Nakamise leading up to Senso-ji were lit up beautifully. A great place to find souvenirs!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Asakusa is a beautiful district, famous for the Senso Ji temple. Full with history and nice things to visit. You can get there by metro and walk arround, buy souvenirs, eat local eats you wont find anywhere else and have a nice time.

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Panaji, India
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196 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very much crowded sight but definitely worth it.lots of restaurants and shops around selling traditional stuff.

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Singapore, Singapore
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158 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is rather big and good to allocate at least 1hour to enjoy taking photos and try different foods. Came here under a guided tour and there are many locals and tourist at this place. Very crowded and busy location.

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old area of Tokyo where you feel like in a village. Plenty of excellent restaurants and the beautiful Senso-Ji temple. Easy access to everywhere in Tokyo. This is the traditional Japan we were looking for.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved Asakusa, browsing the streets, Senso-ji shrine, and great restaurants with queues as long as the street itself. Lots of street food to sample and souvenir shopping to be had at great prices and I love how the Japanese beautifully wrap all of your gifts. You must try the hot sweet sake and dango - I wish I could... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Asakusa was where we stayed for our time in Tokyo. Its really well connected with a number of different subway and train lines. There is a Tourist information center with a foreign exchange office which is helpful. Lots of restaurants to choose from though many are not easily found as they are on higher floors in what look like office... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We 1st went to Asakusa in 2014 and it was a weekday tour which was great-no crowds, only 2 tour buses and plenty of time to roam around. The street stalls directly in line with the main temple are interesting and suggest trying the little cakes with plum filling (not sure what they're called). The temple is very pretty but... More 

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Asakusa is a good place for sightseeing and gift shopping. Take the time to go and check Senso-Ji temple, it is a beautiful place, I wish all stands would open at night...

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Adhocadhoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area. Authentic old Japanese feel. Good local restaurants serve food at reasonable prices. Shopping Down the Nakomise and visits to Senso Ji temple and Tokyo Sky Tree. An interesting couple of days here. Also a brilliant base for tsukujji fish market.

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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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