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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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Home of Sensoji shrine. Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. There are also guided tours on a rickshaw. You have the shrine, Tokyo Skytree, Sumida river & park plus the Asahi... read more

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Home of Sensoji shrine. Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. There are also guided tours on a rickshaw. You have the shrine, Tokyo Skytree, Sumida river & park plus the Asahi headquarters. One can spend close to half a day here. I even had the best soba here. Definitely a must stop for tourist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try to avoid week-end /crowd (hard i know) . if you arrive by subway, go around and enter from the north side. you ll go counter flow at least. sneak around and get yourself carried away. pagoda actually under renovation . nearby got numerous cute streets (as everywhere in Tokyo) go further in to lower you bill if you intend... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here on our tour of Tokyo, Japan and it did not disappoint. The small shops that lined the walk to the actual temple were really cool as well and the fact that it was a free admission made it even better. A definite stop on your trip in Japan.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there about 10 years ago so decided to take a friend/colleague there on this trip. Took the subway from Shinagawa and fortunately did not get lost. Asakusa has not changed in 10 years, The street leading to the Shrine which is packed with little "Tourist Trap" stores are still there - crowded as I remembered it. Nothing changed. 99%... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoy the visit to Asakusa. The big lantern is the icon in this area. You will not miss this area as you will see this big lantern. To have a panorama view of this place, you may move up to top level of the Tourist information centre. And it's free to have a nice view from there. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place which almost every tourist must visit, with the locals alike. Rows of stalls of food, snacks and souvenirs and temple to get blessings. Great place to visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting temple amid a fun and diverse market- a bit crowded, so be aware of that- had the best matcha ice cream in the market nearby-

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the great temple with big/gigantic japanese lantern in front of the gate and there so many shops sells souvenirs, traditional snack,etc. If you go to Japan you must visit this temple for sure.

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great are to visit if you like shopping for souvenirs or eating street food. A very lively part of the city with a fun marketplace to bring the whole family to. Easy access from the Subway.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're a tourist, you'll almost certainly visit Asakusa at some point, and if you're a backpacker, there's a good chance you're staying nearby. Far from the towering skyscrapers, this is a relaxing area with a temple, pagoda, statues, a park, countless shops, restaurants and stalls. Visit the tourism office to get a free tour of the area.

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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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