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Asakusa

Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 62 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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Raipur, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Just when I was thinking that Tokyo does not have anything extraordinary to show to me, I came here and was floored. The place was full of people with children and elderly people having a great time. You can shop souvenirs till you drop, keep snacking or just stroll around. The whole place has a very festive feel to it.... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this is what westerners expect and where we take foreign people who come to visit us in tokyo. (i would never come here with my wife - we would go to more quiet, less travelled temples). if you come here, come early when it is not inundated with tourists. also good place for souvenirs...

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Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We live in the Tokyo area and often take our visitors to the Asakusa area. Besides the incredible Sensoji temple, there a great Japanese clothing (yes, clothing), and a fun drum museum that is a hit with kids and adults. It's right on the river and has great fun stuff shopping too. Highly recommended!

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Singapore, Singapore
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98 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was my favourite tourist site in the entire Tokyo trip. It has everything - history, good snacks, good photo opportunities and easy access. First thing on arrival is to check with the local tourism office for maps of the area. Then head across the road towards Sensouji Temple, through the Kaminarimon Gate and via Nakamise street, with its local... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you want to buy Tokyo souvenirs, and see a temple this is the place to do it! The temple is beautiful and you can participate in the local traditions, such as burning incense or pulling our your good or bad fortune. I am still kicking myself for not buying a kimono at the shops nearby, so definitely shop here.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The shrine does look great, but I went hunting for souvenirs, which I had found challenging in some other parts of Tokyo. There are loads of stalls on the main drag up to Senso-ji, but some of the best shops are just off to the side. I bought some typical souvenirs, a very cheap bag (for hold luggage), and a... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Came here to see Sensouji temple. But there was more here than expected. We decided to walk from here to Tokyo skytree. We found a river cruise, nice park along the river with cherry blossoms, street vendors selling all kinds of snacks and souvenirs. Most importantly Sensouji temple, which was extremely crowded. Plenty here to keep you busy for several... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There is a lot to do from here. Make your first stop the Asakusa Culture Tourist Center which is signposted from Asakusa metro station. They will help you with maps and directions on where to go. On the list should be the temple complex that is Sensouji Temple. the kitchenalia street that is Kappabashi, the boat ferry that is Tokyo... More

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

we went down to Sumida Park and Senso-ji Temple and it was a great place with a very relaxed atmosphere

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you would like to experience the old traditional Japan but have limited time to spend in Tokyo, this is the place to go. Traditional Japanese town like Kawagoe is a few hours ride from Tokyo, so alternatively head to Asakusa. Getting here is easy. Just take the Metro Ginza Line (Orange) and stop at Asakusa or you can take... More

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