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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Great in day and night

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Muncie, Indiana
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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank indyemmett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank ProducermanAtlanta
Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Asakussa Shrine is the heart of the Asakusa complex. It is a truly magnificent building with many locals and tourists gathering there. It is one of the places, where it feels very good.

Thank niksk001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the temple so of course we made a stop here. Didn't stay long after a long day of touring.

Thank Rob C
East Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Asakusa Shrine was built over 1000 years ago and still is very important part to the Buddist culture. One of the entrances leads crowds past an outside market with many different Japanese style souvenirs to the shrine where donations to the shrine are praised. Its a beautiful place.

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

From the gate, on your way inside, until your deeper at the shrine, it was a very nice experience. A very long line of thrifty stores that sells japanese food and japanese stuff. You will be able to try that smokey ritual that budhists do. Wash your hands with their holy-water like fountain, get your future to be read and... More 

Thank ZilOh
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Be sure to visit this as you tour around Senso-ji complex in the Asakusa neighborhood. Delightful grounds and area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great historic looking area - amazing for photos and gifts and food, busy full of life and culture, praying, great buildings, and free.

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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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