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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886

This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as...

This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.

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History aplenty + Skytree nearby!

The Asakusa area is the older part of the city; and situated at the very end of the Ginza line from Shibuya. In 40mns subway ride, you move from the modern to the ancient. Great... read more

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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Asakusa area is the older part of the city; and situated at the very end of the Ginza line from Shibuya. In 40mns subway ride, you move from the modern to the ancient. Great place to eat eel, walk around tiny streets, take a boat to Odaiba and of course view SkyTree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here today to see the Asakusa Shrine and the Senso-Ji Temple but also went to market and got a Japanese Sweetbread with Vanilla Ice Cream which was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Senso-ji temple was beautiful! There seemed to be many options for food in this area and we found the Sometaro Okonomiyaki restaurant there, which was one of our favourite dining experiences in Tokyo. Close to the sky tree and easy to get to and navigate around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very well-known spot in Tokyo with the Kaminari (lightning) Mon (gate) where the huge lantern donated by Konusuke Matsushita (founder of Matsushita Company selling National brand electric home appliances) which cost Yen1 million then. On either side are wooden temple guardians (Nio) which according to Buddhist beliefs protected & accompanied Buddha & are justified to use physical force to protect... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Asakusa is a unique destination — a true kaleidoscope where times and cultures intersect and create ever-changing patterns: East & West; old and new; incense and samba; tempura and ragtime; religion and vaudeville. Just around the corner from the venerable Sensoji Temple, you'll find a rinky-dink amusement park, on one side, and Japan's oldest Western-style bar, on the other side.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an interesting temple and area as a whole. I was in Kyoto first and I think temples there are more interesting. I went ti asakusa by taking the hop on hop of bus... Yes, it is worth it if you are in Tokyo, for sure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great area to spend an afternoon in Tokyo It is very near the Sumida River and can the local subway can get you very close to the temple. Along the way to the temple there is interesting shopping in the Nakamise-dori street to get souvenirs, small local restaurants for excellent food, souvenir and Japanese culture gift shops,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are some places which must be visited when visiting certain countries. Asakusa is one of the must visit areas to visit when in Tokyo. Its traditional, colourful, interesting and, above all, enjoyable. The market stalls and Temples, take you back to a time of history and wonder and the food available from stalls, restaurants and bars will keep up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pagoda is covered up with cloth for repairs and you can not see it, however the temple is interesting. We went to Kyoto ofter visiting Tokyo and Kyoto temples and old neighborhoods are more impressive, but if you are staying only in Tokyo should definitely visit Asakusa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The shopping street leading to the Sensoji temple was buzzing with life. They had everything traditional there, from snacks, to kimonos, to slippers and souvenirs, you name it. One of the stalls had the best Taiyaki I've eaten during my trip.

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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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