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2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1575
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The walk from the subway to the shrine is a bustling market place with food, sweets, and tchotckes of all types. The Saturday afternoon we were there the place was teeming with people but the crowds felt polite and respectful. The shrine itself and the...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Reviewed August 29, 2012

July 2011. All wonder and ancient architectural glory! This shrine is among many to see in the area, but truly stands out as one of the most remarkable!

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Asakusa shrine is great but if you are looking for peace and tranquility, you may not find it here. it's definitely worth seeing and they have outdoor shopping stalls that have everything and anything you would want to buy for souvenirs/gifts, etc

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Amazing view and people seeking guidance :) must see

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

I was there at the end of the Golden week so it was packed, thousands of people all walking around and having fun. The shops were busy and the mood was awesome, the excitement of just being there made the crowds bearable.

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

The markets in front of the shrine are a must see on your way to the shrine, be blessed by the huge smoke pot and enjoy the atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Wow this was definately a highlight of our day in Asakusa..I recommend anyone who is in the area to go and see the shrine....

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

The real attraction of the Asakusa Shrine was the surrounding area - streets lined with vendors and stores, arcades with stalls ranging from tourist trinkets to baked goods on the spot. many restaurants of all types and prices.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

The shrines are something of a sight to see. I was awed by its sheer size. Not only can you take beautiful pictures of them, but there are many many vendors selling every imaginable souvenier to bring back home...from food products to decorative chopsticks, to...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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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.