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2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1575
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Japan is the cleanliest city my family has ever visited. They have lots of shrine. we went to this one and the experience is heartwarming.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Destination571072
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Asakusa Shrine on New Years Eve, it is an absolute must visit. The area is beautiful and lots of opportunities to take photos and walk around the shrine

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrettH1300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the most famous shrine in Tokyo, highly iconic and very touristy. Plenty of curio and toy shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SundarDelhi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two days before New Year everything was so busy - but the culture here is so beautiful and the respect for religion is so strong.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank faysie2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Asakusa temple is the first place that we visit after we arrived in Japan. The temple is so big located not far from Tokyo Tower. Along the way to the temple there are so many shops that sell Japanese handcraft,and local food with the reasonable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AriJakarta_Indonesia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was great to check off my bucket list since it is located right near the Sensoji Temple. Although it was crowded on a Saturday, traffic was steady moving. Lots of amazing shops with great souvenirs!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kingleejen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think that there are few shrines that are much more unique like the one in Dazaifu but this one is near other attraction and worth see it with all attractions

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank advisorylehavi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Shinto Shrine dates back to 1649 and pays homage to the three men who founded nearby Senso-ji Buddhist Temple. The whole complex of Ueno with its museums, theater for the performing arts, pond, zoo(pandas!) and this shrine, make it one of three must-see spots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We came across this shrine by accident and were surprised to fine a man dressed in traditional clothes who was able to explain to us in English the history of the site. There is so much in this area it is hard to not miss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Just visit and enjoy. This is actually the best temple to see lit up at night. But do come in the daytime as well. Fantastic.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David M
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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
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October 11, 2015|
Response from 916eunicec | Reviewed this property |
You can take JR Yamanote line from Harajuku to Ueno and transfer to Tokyo Metro Ginza line and alight at Asakusa station. The journey should be around 45 minutes.
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Beaverton, Oregon
Need Help Forming Self Itinerary for 5 Day Trip to Tokyo (30 Replies)
I'm trying to come up with itinerary after not wanting to just sign up for a guided tour thing...That way, I can spend asmuch time as I want at each location + save some money at the same time....Im there for 5 days total arrving Friday the 19th- at 430PM (which leaves some of the night to explore Shinjuku district?) So far, I have these as the highlights I want to see: Tokyo Tower Shibuya Crossing and area of interest there Akihabara Ginza district (Nissan Gallery and Chuo Dori...More
May 26, 2009|
Response fromozaer_shah|
ok...thanks for the tip on Mt Fuji....I will defly keep that in mind. What is the most efficient way to spend day 1 you think? Should I start with Shinjuku and things around the hotel?
Providence, RI
Asakusa Shrine from Shibuya (4 Replies)
Ive looked at a few subway maps and Hyperdia and i was wondering if the best way from Shibuya Station would be to hop on the Ginza line and ride it out? I put in Hyperdia and got a few different Asakusa stations. Im guessing its the one that is just Asakusa (not asakusa bashi etc). Would this be a good way to get there or should i transfer earlier? Jason
September 01, 2010|
Response fromClaradog|
Get on the Ginza line at Shibuya, get off at the other end at Asakusa. That's the best, easiest, and fastest way.
Maputo, Mozambique
Tokyo during Silver week - what is closed? (3 Replies)
Hi everyone, Was casually strolling along posts and realized that there will be silver week during the only week we are in Tokyo (19th-23rd Sept)- we were thinking of going to the temples such as Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, meiji Shrine, Tokyo Imperial palace and then the Tsukiji Fish Market (roughly one per day) - will these be open at all? If so, can we expect a lot of crowds? We will also be doing some shopping at Akihabara and exploring Harajuku. Any additional information...More
August 13, 2015|
Response frommabei0123|
Just like usual Sunday and holidays, those places you listed will be open and fine. There would be more people coming from other places to Tokyo than usual, but more people will get out of Tokyo than those coming to, so there will be relatively less people in the center of Tokyo and you don't have to worry about.