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“Breathtaking beauty at twilight”
Review of Asakusa Shrine

Asakusa Shrine
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Hong Kong, China
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“Breathtaking beauty at twilight”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited the shrine at 6.45 pm on a Friday, July the 26th. The main shrine, adjoining multi level tower, other smaller shrines, were a delight for photographers. At 7 p.m., when the lights came on, it was breathtakingly beautiful. The place had a sense of calm, plenty of dogs were also visiting the shrine with their owners. It was curious to watch these dogs sitting obediently while their owners kneeled and prayed. At 7.45 pm, there was a lovely parade as per Japanese tradition, girls and boys were dancing daintily as they glided along, saints walked by with melodious music. From July 27th till August 26th, brilliant fire works can be viewed from the temple area. We missed this as were at Mount Fuji then!

Visited July 2013
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Ichinomiya, Japan
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very popular shrine. The small street leading to the shrine was lined with vendors and small shops good for trying Japanese food and buying souvenirs.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Asakusa, is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. The main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.

Must try the Ramen here, my recommendation as shown in the blog post. You won't regret it!


Visited October 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

It was the first shrine we visited, after we arrived, so I can say it was interesting. Starting with the walk between so many little shops on both sides of the street. There's really so much to see, . You will find the same things along the street in different shops, but guess what? There are many shops which sell some ítems cheaper than the ones who are closer to the shrine. The shrine itself isn't big, but it is worth seeing it.

Visited May 2013
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“Worth seeing as part of the visit to Sensoji temple”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

By itself, the shrine was not that interesting but is worth seeing as part of a visit to the Sensoji temple. There was a wedding procession at the shrine when we visited, which was interesting. No fee.

Visited July 2013
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