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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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Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1575
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Good Shrine

This shrine is next to the temple so it Can be easily missed but it shouldn't be missed because it enhances the area around it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This shrine is next to the temple so it Can be easily missed but it shouldn't be missed because it enhances the area around it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to imagine the effect this Temple would have had on anyone lucky enough to view it a hundred years, or more, ago because even today it takes your breathe away. Couple that with the market stalls, the crowds of different nationalities and one of the highlights of your holiday in Japan awaits you. Give yourself at least... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going here just before NYE was great! it is full of life and culture. You can shop for special NYE food and luck charms and it's great to see how the temples prepare for the celebration. Flip a coin and pray for good luck!

Thank Nick J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky, and went in a special celebration, so we could enjoy the street food, the families with traditionals clothes... and of course, the warm and fresh melon pan. I still dream about it

Thank black-kittie
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this shrine was absolutely beautiful - the architecture, the history, the culture. We throughly enjoyed our visit! Be sure to check out the little shops near the shrine - we found authentic (not made in China) souvenirs for decent prices.

Thank BelleandAggie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing to make it all the way here to land in a tourist trap. Unfortunately, not at all worth it. There are vendors on both sides of the walkway that leads to the shrine. Huge crowds make it unpleasant to enjoy the visit. Once inside, the sculptures are covered by wire nets. My advice: Go somewhere else to make... More 

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Utica, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrine is easy to access, nice location beautiful and busy. But the visiting crowds does not bother you and even makes it more attractive. There are lots of traditional shops ideal for souvenir (like kimono) which are rarely found in modern shopping malls.

Thank Shahram_Saeedi
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic shrine! Apparently monks used to live there in earlier times, and in another area there also samurais ( that's what our guide said) The complex is beautiful, Super crowded by tourists and locals, but worth going

Thank LobnaHamada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful shrine, special place, lots of people, cosy streets, nice area. Easy reachable by underground, near waterfront

Thank Arpaja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We were taken to see this shrine with our lovely guide (that's another review). The street leading to the shrine is filled with interesting tourist shops, Japanese Sweets and filled with people. Surrounding the area around the temple are lovely little stores and restaurants selling beautiful paper goods, clothing, knick knacks, foods, and Kimono shops.It is definitely worth wandering around.... 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.
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