Asakusa

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This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
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The area
Neighborhood: 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 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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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece630 contributions
One day excursion
Apr 2021 • Business
If you are in Tokyo and have only one day, this is the place to visit.
Even during the COVID period this place was a very busy and visitable area.
In the wider area you can find many small outdoor and larger shops. Although most of them were probably closed due to a pandemic.
The two temples that are located there, temple of Sensoji ( Goddess of mercy )and temple of Asakusa, are a pole of attraction for many locals and foreigner visitors.
Written May 2, 2021
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Emily D
Osaka, Japan269 contributions
Always worth the visit!
Oct 2020 • Solo
Famous for the amazing entrance with the long shopping street that lines the walk up to the main temple and pagoda, Asakusa is worth the visit. For the first time I was able to view inside the main temple too. To get a goshuin (temple stamp) there is a small building off to the right (if looking at the main temple). Still people around at the moment, but a significantly better experience without thousands of tourists. Always worth the visit but particularly at the moment.
Written October 26, 2020
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Heather W
137 contributions
Culture
Oct 2019
Beautiful and historic. Loved the atmosphere and friendliness of the area. Shopping, site seeing and enjoying this amazing culture.
Written August 2, 2020
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia225 contributions
good
Aug 2019
the Senso-ji temple is a must visit place to learn Japanese cultures and traditions. Lots of traditional Japanese stores nearby. Also the gate is a must photo stop. .
Written July 27, 2020
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Ella L
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple
Nov 2019
Senso-ji Temple is a must visit! The temple itself is beautiful and it gives off a peaceful vibe, with stores outside to visit. I would suggest that any new visitor to Asakusa visits it.
Written June 4, 2020
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Ruangsak R
Bangkok, Thailand372 contributions
famous place to visit in Tokyo
Dec 2019
Senso-Ji temple at Asakusa is a place must visit when you are in Tokyo. many tourists visit here to make a wish and see the Jp temple. outside is a shopping street for tourist to get some gifts for friends at home or trying some Jp snacks around.
Written May 13, 2020
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK6,981 contributions
Lovely place
Mar 2020 • Friends
As well as the temple, there is plenty more to this area. Close to the river with the flame that has been put on its side due to residents complaints to the busy shopping area. All set off by tourists dressed in kimonos to give out the authentic Japanese flavour. You have to love this place!
Written March 26, 2020
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Patrick G
Brampton, Canada216 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful site!!
Feb 2020 • Family
Senso-ji Temple is a beautiful site to explore. Many small stalls selling various goods upon entry and once at the temple it’s so peaceful. A great place to visit for any new visitor to Asakusa.
Written March 21, 2020
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HRomero95
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Lovely Place!
Feb 2020
I found Asakusa to be a lovely city, which had a lot to offer. Asakusa has everything one would look for, but i think what i liked about it so much is the fact that it wasn’t as crowded as the other places. Based on experience, it’s a safe place to walk around in, even at night. People are friendly and very clean, like the rest of Tokyo i guess. The Sensoji Temple is beautiful, as well as the Tokyo Skytree Tower.
Will definitely visit this place again on my return to Japan.
Written March 6, 2020
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Dzulhilmi Zulkifli
Putrajaya, Malaysia113 contributions
Great Location
Feb 2020
Great Location, near Tokyo town, can get cheap house for family. near convenice store. got few halal restaurant
Written March 5, 2020
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