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Asakusa

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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338724886
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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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Traditional Tokyo

Walking through the market of "Old Tokyo" with its delicacies and souvenirs was quiet special-- one of the best ways to experience the past culture in the modern city. Traditional... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walking through the market of "Old Tokyo" with its delicacies and souvenirs was quiet special-- one of the best ways to experience the past culture in the modern city. Traditional temple and store architectures took you a step back in time.

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Pros: - Best place to view a pagoda in Tokyo - Biggest temple in Tokyo - Lively and bustling area brimming with life and activity - Huge variety of shops and restaurants - Wandering the streets and backalleys has that traditional 'feel' about it Cons: - Check on the website to see if any of it is under construction/maintenance. It... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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Asakusa , the place to visit in your Japan trip . I was informed that Asakusa is the centre of Tokyo's shitamachi ( means "low city") it's located one of the Tokyo's districts where the atmosphere of old Tokyo of past decades survives . The main attraction here was the Sensoji the famous Buddhist temple believed to be very old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to see a little of 'traditional' Japan. Very busy and touristy but one of our holiday highlights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you are in Ueno, you must visit this famous Temple. Just absolutely beautiful. Be sure to take pictures with the girls in Kimono walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see location in Tokyo. The temple itself as well as street market full of traditional gifts and street food. Lovely atmosphere. Be sure to visit this place not only during the day but also in the evening, enlightened.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We initially were only planning to do a quick pit stop in the area but ended up spending a few hours here. The walk up to the temple and pagoda through the market street alone made the time fly by and this place all the more enjoyable. There were plenty of delicious sweets along the way and souvenirs were reasonably... More 

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We were lucky enough to stay 4 nights in Asakusa, our final evening was the night of the Sumida river fireworks. We were able to buy ourselves Yukatas in the lovely variety of shops in Asakusa and dress appropriately for the occasion, the whole area was packed with people wearing traditional outfits so we didn't feel at all out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed wondering around the atmospheric streets in this district, it was not hard to get away from all the crowds at the Senso-ji temple and find old streets, family run restaurants and food vendors stuck in a time warp!

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Unfortunately most of the pagoda was covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin for our visit. It was however still an impressive sight, just bad timing

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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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