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2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1575
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I went with a tour group and spend about 1 hour there. It was nice walking through and learning about it from our tour guide. I might go back again

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kelly11584
Reviewed September 23, 2018

It's very difficult to say what more beatifull or important shrine in Tokyo. Asakusa Shrine is one of them. You must to visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarcoRojo
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Small shrine, close to the temple worth a visit if nearby. Some interesting pained glass lamps with traditional and modern Japanese art.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennharrold
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This place made me feel like I was entering another galaxy or at least another time zone... absolutely amazing! Don’t miss it while in Tokyo.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sonja Z
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Surrounded by a good market for souvenirs and Japanese snacks, this temple is very large and central. It’s a big tourist attraction, so it’s packed, but definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I'll preface this review by stating that this is an alternative, of sorts, to the majority of reviews you'll read on this part of town. I'm not a big fan of temples and shrines in general. I don't find them to be either spiritually enlightening...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I had the honour to spent a few hours in the afternoon in Asakusa during my first time in Tokyo, a must-see place. It is for me the very hearth of Tokyo, so reach of cultural and spiritual feelings. My Japanese friends recommended me the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Kawagoe has several shrines and temples with in an old town area, theres a lot to see and many places to eat. Nice walking area but it gets crowded, like all places in Japan. Go early. People can be pushy and rude, but just do...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Asakusa Shrine is a must check in place for your first visit in Tokyo. Full of Japanese traditional environment and crowed people. The most attractive area is the red giant light in-front of the temple. You can find many local street snack from Nakamise Dori,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kanyadak
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Enjoyed walking amongst the many buildings and temples watching people offering prayers. On a busy day, there may be a few hour wait to pray. Behind is a famous souvenir street with locals selling souvenirs and crafts. It was very busy and we did find...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.