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According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, to the Sumida River only to have it returned to them the next day. This temple located in Tokyo's Asakusa district was built to honor her.
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This temple is like a magnate which attracts everyone! So crowded and the street vendors selling pretty much the same things. It has become too touristy in my opinion, but the pictures still turn out great!
The temple is an incredible sight with it's beautiful architectural aspects. It's seems to be a common place for school trips as there are 100's of school children in their school uniforms.
The only thing, IMHO, that ruins the area is all the stores that...More
Easily accessible by metro. Try to go in morning time as post that it gets really crowded. I post a lot of souvenirs from here; some of them being cheaper in other places I later visited. Take atleast 3 hours if you intend to shop....More
Asakusa is the heart of the beast when it comes to being a tourist trap in Tokyo. When you get off the subway there are Rickshaw drivers in little coolie hats ready to take you places. Asakusa is also one of the place that foreigners...More
We visited early morning as part of a tour. The crowds were just beginning to gather.
An interesting temple with a giant paper lantern.
Near the temple there are many stalls selling souvenirs and take away food.
Worth a visit
We visited the temple on the last day of Sanja Matsuri and it was amazing. We went early (9:30 on Sun) and the crowd were just beginning to gather. There were lots of ppl wearing traditional uniforms and everyone was very cheerful. The temple itself...More
Beautiful and fascinating temple complex. The avenue leading up to the main hall and surroundings are a bit tacky, with cheap souvenir and food booths lining all sides. But they do contribute to a somewhat festive atmosphere. Be ready for crowds, aroma of incense, lots...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.
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There are so many places near by - we found a hidden Gem of a cafe where the owner had model trains set out and cabinets with collectables. Think it was called Sunrise or Sunset worth looking out for. Everywhere was open... More
There are so many places near by - we found a hidden Gem of a cafe where the owner had model trains set out and cabinets with collectables. Think it was called Sunrise or Sunset worth looking out for. Everywhere was open when we were out until around 9pm may be open later but we were tired by then. If you are there late try going up the sky tree not too far from here 15 -20 minute walk.
You can take the exit 1 or 3.. Or the easiest way you can see on the subway sign board Kaminarimon gate exit.. Kaminarimon Gate is the main gate of Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple (gate with big lantern).. For Hanayashiki... More
You can take the exit 1 or 3.. Or the easiest way you can see on the subway sign board Kaminarimon gate exit.. Kaminarimon Gate is the main gate of Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple (gate with big lantern).. For Hanayashiki is the left side of Sensoji Area (when you facing to Sensoji Temple).. If i'm not wrong,there are 3 gates... But just Kaminarimon Gate is the most important one...