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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
Lets just be frank that Asakusa shrine is one of notable tourist site in Tokyo. It has unique view by its giant red lantern on its entrance gate - it is recommended to take picture there. Tourists can also experience on having ride on jinrikisha,...More
Asakusa has been famous for the Sensoji Temple and Kimono rentals plus traditional shops and restaurant around it. But don't forget to visit the shrine as well. It's not that far and it's so peaceful. I love to see the orange and details I this...More
This Buddhist temple is one of the most popular and colorful temples in Tokyo. It is also the oldest temple in Tokyo, since its construction was completed in 645. The local legend relates that in 628, two brothers fished out of the Sumida River a...More
A nice change from the chaos at the Senso-ji Temple which is nearby. You should note the difference between the two and educate yourself on the differences between shrines and temples. The shrine is quite a peaceful, calm place where you can relax and contemplate....More
This was a stop on our day long city tour. It was very interesting and the shrine beautiful. The surrounding area is full of shops where you can buy lots of souvenirs. It was nice seeing some of the local traditions being carried out, the...More
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.
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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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|
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?
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|
Get on the Ginza line at Shibuya, get off at the other end at Asakusa. That's the best, easiest, and fastest way.
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|
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.