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Review of Asakusa Shrine

Asakusa Shrine
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

here you can find the type of structures that you would think to see in Japan (at least that is what I thought). very beautiful with lots of shops around it for buys souvenirs.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I'd say a trip to Tokyo is not complete if you won't visit this place. The shrine gives contrast to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo metropolis while at same time gives one a chance to experience "tradition" while in the city with its old temples and shops that sells basically everything from food to clothes to whatever. A must bring is a camera as every angle is picture perfect!

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

You have to go here! I visited on a Sunday and found this place to be a view into traditional Japanese culture. Was lucky enough to also witness a traditional Japanese wedding party (apparently quite frequent on Sundays if I understood correctly). The stalls around the shrine is a great place to buy your compulsory holiday tat and a few gifts.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

If you are visiting Tokyo for the first time, don't miss this site. This Buddhist shrine itself gives you some insight into Japanese culture, and the Nakmise shopping street there is a unique experience.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Asukusa Shrine is Kannon and actually part of a much larger complex that consists of a monastary, temple, and many other buildings. Foreigners visiting should be respectful that this is a place of religion, albeit one that's fascinating to watch in practice - burning prayers and wafting smoke, ringing gongs, shaking coins in cylinders... The buildings are classically Japanese and quite beautiful. There is a vast shopping district surrounding the shrine with just about everything imaginable for sale. Bring 100 Yen coins with you and sample the street food (candies, cookies, crackers, stuff on a stick for which I know no name...). Better prices and higher quality goods may be found in the covered shopping areas a little bit away from the temple. If you like to people watch, this is the place to be. Had a very enjoyable afternoon stroll through the area and it's very easy to reach via subway and a short walk. Travelers should be aware that some places only take cash - there is an ATM at the nearby post office and Americans having difficulties should find a 7-11 store (my card seemed to only work in these machines).

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