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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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Great Atmosphere

Asakusa is considered to be the old city of Tokyo, and indeed you can feel it in the place's atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Asakusa is considered to be the old city of Tokyo, and indeed you can feel it in the place's atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is probably my favorite area in Tokyo. The whole area is like stepping back into the 1700s. The temples, the markets and the people area great. This area is very popular worth tourists which means most people speak English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved our stay at this place. Lots of things to do, like shops, temples, restaurants, etc. One of the best places we stayed in in Japan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice shrine area. Great large lantern to see. Nice shops in the area to buy souvenirs, though a bit more expensive than other areas and some are mass produced cheaper things. But you can get nice things. On my most recent visit I found a pet store that sells pet kimonos!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very touristy location but great to be. Nice combination with the Sensoji temple next door

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

many kind souvernir price range 300yen - 10000yen++ and also has various snack while browsing the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Asakusa and nearby Sensoji temple area. Our driver, Leo the Ninja, was super. Great personality, knowledgeable about history and fun to spend 22minutes with. This, in addition to the kimono rental was the highlight of our trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asakusa is one of the few places left where you can see old Tokyo. The best way to get there from downtown Tokyo (Ginza Station) is take the Asakusa Line. At Asakusa exit at Gate 4 which is close to the Kaminarimon Gate which is the entrance to the Asakusa ( Sensoji) Temple. There is also the Nakamise Shopping Street... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely temple and surrounding area, plenty of local souvenirs and delicacies on offer, and a rabbit cafe! Pretty streets and rickshaw guides too if you want s quick local tour. Definitely worth a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a short train ride from central Tokyo, but definitely worth a visit especially for first time visitors in Japan. A good but interesting mixture of traditional and modern experiences. Pros: Easy site to get to. It was good fun to walk down the main street to see the variety of souvenirs and of course traditional Japanese snacks. My... More 

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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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