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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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A little treasure

This was our second stop on our first day tour, well let me tell you if you are in Japan/ Tokyo first the first time this is a great way to start your tour. It is a very pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stop on our first day tour, well let me tell you if you are in Japan/ Tokyo first the first time this is a great way to start your tour. It is a very pretty Temple and they have some kids in the water fountain area that will ask you if you want them to teach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The shrine itself has a lot to look at--the shrine buildings, statues, poets' monuments, and a long block of souvenir and snack shops leading up to it. In the evenings there were festival-style food stalls set up on the grounds, and it's lovely when the lanterns start coming on. I spent two hours wandering around there, which is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Briilliant visit to the Asakusa Shrine. This would a couple of hours max visit, unless you're really into the architecture/art/culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Asakusa Shrine (Shinto) is hidden behind the Asakusa Temple (Buddhist) and is worth a visit as it is a good example of a Shinto Shrine. You can also enjoy the many other sights in the Asakusa area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside Kaminarimon Shrine, part of a complex including other temples and gardens, probably the centerpiece. Lots of local and foreign tourists, but well worth it.

Thank GlennDTorres
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the Gonza line train, alighting at Asakura station. It was only a short walk to this shrine. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was free to visit. Great souvenir shopping in front of the shrine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's quite a bit to see here for free, so it's definitely worth going. In addition to the main shrine, there are statues and little things to see all over the area, plus junk shops and that sort of thing if you're looking for souvenirs and stuff. We really enjoyed poking around here despite the crowds (and it is crowded).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This shrine, with its long, shop-lined approach (with a large entrance gate at each end), it's huge incense stand and elaborate water purification well, is both massive and beautiful. It's well-worth a visit and not far from the Sky Tree Tower and a stop for the Tokyo Bay Water Bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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