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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3872-4886
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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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saw a picture of this temple on the metro map, and thought we would visit. However, didn't realise the amount of people that were visiting this area. It was absolutely heaving... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

saw a picture of this temple on the metro map, and thought we would visit. However, didn't realise the amount of people that were visiting this area. It was absolutely heaving. There are a lot of shops/stalls selling the local merchandise, albeit it was not that cheap. We were walking to the Temple when all of a sudden a possession... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're on a business trip to Japan like I was and only have an hour or two to see something in Tokyo in-between meetings, this is a great stop. And the fabulous line-up of shops leading up to the shrine are guaranteed to have some kind of high-quality souvenir for the family back home, so it's a win-win on... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Asakusa Temple is where Buddha is. We were there on a Saturday to attend my sons wedding at the nearby Shrine. Oh boy the crowds. Many people watchers. Slow procession from main road along bilateral sided souvenir shops. Plenty of tourists. Overall a good view of the fun and differing trinkets etc not found overseas. The Temple is huge and... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to find traditional culture in Tokyo, but at Asakusa temple and the surrounding streets, shops and restaurants cater to people seeking traditional Japanese food and traditional Japanese items and gifts. The surrounding neighborhood is a fun place to explore to see a bit of Old World Japan. Visit the Shrine, make a small monetary offering and pray... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple with huge lanterns is magnificent! The Japanese shops of foods and gifts has a very good selection of gifts to buy. You'd also see the sky tree from a distance. I would go back to this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much of Tokyo was destroyed in the war that it's hard to find authentic, old Tokyo. This is it! Must visit. Shopping street leading up to temple is a great place to buy your souvenirs and gifts, but it was very crowded when we were there, which is as fun but made shopping a bit challenging.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple with famous entrance. Well worth the visit. Plenty of small eateries and retail outlets along the way. Good for souvenirs and local eats. I had the best rice cracker freshly cooked. Can highly recommend.

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Carterville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in this area for several days. Many things to see and do here. Tourist friendly, so expected to see a lot. However this area is definitely worth the visit. Lots of restaurant choices, lots of shopping options, from little stands to department stores, plus Sensoji Temple and grounds. Across the river from the Sky Tree tower and easily walkable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great place for pictures! All are worthy. Has a lot of shops and restaurants to choose from! This place is very accessible as its just a train ride away from all major tokyo metropolitan stations. Though there are 4 different stations altogether walking will provide you with great sightseeing opportunities still :) Skytree is very closeby. A good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area surrounding the Sensoji shrine is full of small shops and places to eat. The area is great for a few hours of walking and exploring. The main attraction is the shrine and garden areas nearby.

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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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