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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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North-East Tokyo's star!

Asakusa shrine and its surrounding really is worth spending a few hours. Daytime is great if you don't mind the huge crowd, but I find evening time is even better; the shrine is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rennes, France
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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Asakusa shrine and its surrounding really is worth spending a few hours. Daytime is great if you don't mind the huge crowd, but I find evening time is even better; the shrine is beautifully lighten up; and even if it is closed, you will enjoy it more as there will much less people around...

Thank RaoulJean
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walk through the Asakusa Marketplace on the way to the Asakusa Shrine, there is no fee to enter very clean, and very well kept area. Sit on one of the many rocks to enjoy the atmosphere, but expect to run into a crowd, especially on the weekend!

Thank Connor G
Dapitan City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know the perfect time to visit but I suggest not around late afternoon coz there were plenty of tourists, harder to take pictures but the relevance of the place makes up for it, historically a must visit in temple in Tokyo. Nakamise shopping street also has a lot of stalls that offer variety of sells which ranges from... More 

Thank Jidda C
Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This shrine is well worth a visit and when combined with the gates and shopping street makes a great Tokyo/Japanese experience. Just stop for a while and observe what is going on around you and you will be surprised at what you see and notice of life around you.

Thank Paul A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we stumbled on the lane way to the shrine while walking from taito to skytower. it's impressive. huge. well worth a visit whether you queue to enter or wander the perimeter. Interesting and friendly vibe.

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

Even the temple is surrounded by shops, but it doesn't make this place lost the sense of prayerful and peace. The architecture is massive and have a strong mystical air in it. When you are in the area, it is a great place to stop by regardless whatever your believe is.

Thank Maria Angelina R
Foulridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine is very nice and worth a visit. The area it is in is great and the places around it make for a good half day. Like all places it can get busy but go early

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine shrine in a generally nice area with temples and a small park landscape. Certainly one of the better ones in Tokyo and thus worth a visit. Spending some time there is nice. The earlier the less buzz around and the fewer tourists. Otherwise there is not much more to say about it.

Thank Jogi85
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 19, 2016

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 

Thank Brett A

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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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