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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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Shinto and Buddhist's temple with a lovely area to explore around the temple.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Melaniecaren
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shrines in Tokyo are a very common sight. This one however is one of the oldest in Tokyo and one of the central viewing points of Asakusa. Hard to miss as well, worth seeing at night as well as in the evening

Thank mkx007
Oswego, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this shrine- there are many shrines to see but its really beautiful and worth putting on your list!

Thank K C
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Asakusa Shrine and grounds are a great place to visit while in Tokyo. It's a beautiful temple and gate, lined with a long line of souvenir shops leading up to the main temple building. It was definitely crowded, but as with most popular tourist spots, you have to expect it. Be sure to walk around the building and to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can you see too many shrines and temples while visiting Japan? I don't think so. Asakusa Shrine is definitely worth seeing if you are in the area!

Thank CrowdedEarthKitchen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very good look on Japanese culture. It was crowded but it is worth it. A lot of people are taking photos in the shrines you can experience some of their cultural activities in the shrine.

Thank jeancondeza
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once inside the premises of this shrine, it seemed that we had left the hustle and bustle of the big city behind. It is a quiet, peaceful place. We followed the rituals of bowing, clapping hands and bowing again as done by the locals.

Thank Priya_T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the many highly recommended temples you should try to visit, this was located right behind my hotel so I had no excuse not to and I’m glad I went. Very beautiful and constantly bustling, I was lucky to have gone on a day when there was an outdoor traditional performance. The street leading up to the temple is... More 

Thank SheensA86
Clermont, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining the day we went, but that meant that there wasn't a big crowed. It was even less crowed then the Temple next door. It was very peaceful.

Thank Kathleen N
Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the same courtyard as Senso-ji ( buddhist temple) Asakusa jinja ( shrine) is a shinto shrine. Not famous as it`s neighbour nor imposing size the Asakusa jinja is overlooked by the tourists. You can purify your hands with the water flowing from one dragon statue, you can make a donation and ask for a wish to be grant... More 

Thank Alex C

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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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