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Asakusa

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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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The very true of Japan

If you wanted something very traditional of Tokyo or Japan, this is a place that you need to visit. Lots of small bazaar or stalls selling all kind of souvenirs, food and many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you wanted something very traditional of Tokyo or Japan, this is a place that you need to visit. Lots of small bazaar or stalls selling all kind of souvenirs, food and many more. Prices are reasonable and options given are plenty. Is a long stretch of walk, so you might need to keep buying and also keep looking left... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nearest train station is Asakusa 浅草. Distance about 5 mins walk . Around the area got various gate such as Kaminarimon 浅草雷門 , Hōzōmon Gate 宝蔵門 . Famous temple is Sensō-ji 浅草寺. From Kaminarimon 浅草雷門 to Sensō-ji 浅草寺. Distance about 300 meters and it will take you about 15 to 20mins . Because alot of souvenirs shop and food shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of shopping and souvenirs, worth to go for sightseeing, I saw some very cute fake food samples, some shops even offer training classes. Restaurants are everywhere, quite busy in the street near the "雷門" temple. The area is closed to Tokyo Skytree, can see the tower from different angles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of food and souvenir shops, Crowded tourists in the morning and quiet at night. Full of Japanese culture along the road.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's was a bump into ride experience. We wanted to look for the famous grade 7 green tea ice cream ended we took a rickshaw ride in the bustling street in Asakusa. The old buildings and rich culture was indeed very interesting. Our ride was even more experiential as rickshaw specialist Mr Yuki, not only took us around the beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is next to the temple and was buzzing with local tourists and school field trips on a Friday afternoon. Nice to get a souvenir or a local sweet, but other than that more of a tourist trap shopping. Good old fashion area in the middle of the modern Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is packed with local and foreign tourists. Due to the market located around the Asakusa Temple, you can expect huge crowds and lots of queuing as well. I went there from morning till evening and the crowd doesn't reduces at all. Maybe it's the time of the year where everyone needs to pay a visit to the temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For temple lovers and old buildings in the temple, this is worth spending a couple of hours to see what this place have to offer and with many stalls in the temple grounds for strollers to take their time to see new things.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unpretentious and fun neighbourhood to explore for all ages. Lots of lovely residents here too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asakusa is one of the most popular town in Tokyo. You can enjoy Japanese local foods, join festivals all year round, and experience local tour with IKEMEN cool guides. 浅草は多くの観光客に人気の場所。最近は外国からのお客様も多いですね。 鰻や泥鰌、天ぷらといった和食をはじめ、人気の食を楽しむのもよし、一年中どこかで開かれているお祭りを楽しむのもよし、イケメンガイドの人力車ツアーも楽しそう。

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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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