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Asakusa Shrine

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3844-1575
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An eye opener

If you are in Asakusa area, this place - Asakusa Shrine is a must to visit. It brings lots of information about the life of the local Japanese - from architecture to the way they... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Asakusa area, this place - Asakusa Shrine is a must to visit. It brings lots of information about the life of the local Japanese - from architecture to the way they dress and speak. Is also a very good experience for young travelers

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The streets leading up to the shrine are an experience in themselves - all the little shops, women dressed in kimonos and food vendors are amazing. It's very lively and entertaining. When you first catch a glimpse of the shrine it's breathtaking. So large, colourful and beautiful. There's a temizuya, a water pavilion to purify your hands and mouth. You... More 

Thank Kiara S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shrine sits to the right and to the rear of the Sensoji Temple is relatively smaller and less impressive.Built in 1649 it is now a nationally important cultural building.

Thank Oldjack
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even with the numbers of visitors this is still an impressive site. Apparently the oldest temple in Tokyo, if you find yourself in Asakusa, have a wander around,

Thank Hawker2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful Shrine and very humbling with the sheer size of the buildings. Perfect for a morning of exploring and just strolling.

Thank Susan S
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Here is another place we enjoyed in the morning before the tour buses unloaded. Very pleasant even in the cold weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The place has a different tone in the day and night. It can be very crowded in the day, but you should stop by. Then revisit it at night and you will experience a whole different place. Asakusa is one of our favorite places in Tokyo and this temple a must see. The shops nearby do close after dinner, so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

The Asakusa Temple can be quite crowded and the area around it is filled with largely junk filled shops and stalls. If you can ignore that, the temple is quite beautiful and worth seeing.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Picturess shrine in all its glory. Very very busy as it's a Holiday here in Japan. Surrounded by dozens of souvenir shops.

Thank Steven M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

A must-see in Asakusa. We combined visits to the Temple and Shrine with New Year's shopping, along with what seemed like thousands of Japanese people. Definitely helped add to our cultural experience.

Thank Anne E

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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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