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I got my second Goshuin after getting the seal book and stamp from Sensoji. This shrine is literally inside Sensoji. So it is like a little shrine in the temple. It is quite nice, but you would think it is basically part of Sensoji.
This place is always packed with locals who pray and tourists.
Come early in the morning or evening for less crowd.
Love seeing this place daily during our Tokyo trip, since we stayed in the nearby hotel
though great in beauty and decoration the vast commercialization of the grounds can present as being somewhat excessive. still make time to see this Shrine during your visit to Tokyo. allow plenty of time to see the grounds.
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
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!
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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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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