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“One of the best attractions in Japan”
Review of Asakusa

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Owner description: This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
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“One of the best attractions in Japan”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Asakusa is a place where you will not get sicked of going even for how many times. The place is the actual representation of Japan (since this is the oldest temple in Tokyo). Before reaching Sensoji Temple, you will pass through the Nakamise-dori. It's a street full of omise (store) selling different stuffs like Kimono (Japanese traditional garment), okashi (Japanese sweets), and lot of souvenirs that you can only see in Asakusa. After passing through Nakamise-dori,you will easily see the Sensoji Temple. There's an incense urn where lots of people are gathering.Japanese believes that the incense smoke from the urn will make you smart. Also there is the dragon faucet,where people either drink or wash their hands (it is a belief that it brings luck and prosperity). Then the last is inside the Sensoji temple,where you can offer your prayers and respect. You can throw coins before offering a prayer.

When going to Asakusa, don't forget to bring your camera or video camera. Don't worry because the place might be crowded (especially along the Nakamise-dori) but when you are already there,you'll feel that you just have to enjoy the crowd. If you plan on buying something, bring extra money since the prices are quite high. Foods? There are lot of food stands inside but also the prices are quite high. The best day to go to Asakusa is during weekdays since the place is not that crowded.

Although I've been to Asakusa twice,I'm not getting sick yet of going again especially during events and festivals. I'm sure I will come back to Asakusa some time.

Visited March 2013
5 Thank Ken S
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Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews
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“lots of foreign tourists”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

There's lots of foreign tourists there, and lots of interesting souvenir stores and food stalls.

Visited June 2012
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Alameda California
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3 reviews
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“The heart of shitamachi”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Asakusa is the heart of shitamachi, the lower town of Tokyo. If you want the latest in fashion boutiques or designer goods go to Ginza or Shibuya. If you want to see the traditional side of Japan in Tokyo go to Asakusa. Wander the back alleys check out the specialty shops have a beer or sake in an isakaya. One nice thing for foreigners is that you are always welcome in Asakusa. In some other areas people may not want to bother with serving foreigners but in Asakusa its never a problem.

Visited February 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Senso-ji temple and Tokyo Skytree”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I like to visit the Senso-ji temple here with its big gates and pagoda. It is a short walk from here over to the river, a good place to take pictures of Tokyo Skytree.
Asakusa subway line connects the area to both Narita and Haneda airport.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank DavidTokyo
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Lovely structure and certainly worth a visit to enjoy the views.
Plenty of photo opportunities and can wash in a buddhist fountain which is nice

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Simon A
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