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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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Out from the train station, while walking toward Asakusa, we saw a shop that dress all the 4 of us in traditional costume, my girls said feel like a star as lots of people wanna... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Out from the train station, while walking toward Asakusa, we saw a shop that dress all the 4 of us in traditional costume, my girls said feel like a star as lots of people wanna take photos with them.

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Piedimonte Etneo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

typical and traditional japanese style all around, rickshaw, people wearing kimonos, temples and much more. It is a must!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another side of Tokyo worth checking out. Plenty of merchants selling a variety of souvenirs as your walk towards the temple. Within the vicinity there are good options for restaurants & deco shops. Suggest you get here early morning to visit the temple & shop around, have your lunch & take the boat ride to Odaiba. The temple is nice... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The merchants stalls offer all of the souvenirs or trinkets that you could want from Japan, and the food shops offer tasty treats as well. The walk to the temple can be crowded, but the grounds are immaculately kept, creating a pleasant atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the day we landed, we walked to Asakusa. The walk to the temple from our hotel went through the Sky tower, Asahi brewery and then to Asakusa. A broad mix of architecture. The merchant street is a tourist attraction and we did not spent much time there. The temples are huge and varied, and stopping there is refreshing. Walking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To me, this area is just like any other part of Japan temple scene. There are shops along both sides. Those shoppers and tourists make it really not so nice to walk in between. I suppose that it is all right first temple trip for some.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Survival Tips for Tokyo 1- Planning ahead is number one rule. Book everything in advance, make reservations, make calculations as your ad hoc needs unlike most other countries can not be accommodated or could me time wasting and costly. Transportation is easy but takes time by any method. 2-Financially Tokyo is expensive to reach and to stay in hotels mostly... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes Asakusa unique is the scent of old Japan you can feel by wandering through its streets. There're a plenty of traditional-like restaurants, specialized shops, the atmosphere you get by the way people interact with you is incredible, the main temple Sensô-ji is absolutely gorgeous... You can also go for a walk alongside the Sumida river or get lost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large temple complex whcih is beautiful to see. The downside at present is the 5 story element is currently completely covered in drapes and scaffolding due to repair work which was a shame. Still worth paying a visit however as the area surrounding is also interesting with many stalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking around this area both during the day and at night. It was very busy during the day with the markets and tourists, however it didn't take away from the traditional architecture and interesting things to look at. A must-see while in Tokyo.

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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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