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Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour
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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.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Lots of tourists, lots of cheap shops and lots of finger food. The temple itself is at the far end and it is nice but this is a tourist place. It was part of our tour.

Thank nriemen
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was toward the end of our trip and all I could think of was another temple and shopping area. The temple was nice as expected but the shops were numerous and diverse. Shops with food, souvenirs, pictures etc. We spend a fair amount of time and money there.
We walked around and found some pottery shops. Bought numerous pieces there and essentially did all of our shopping for those items there. Reasonable prices as well.
There is visitor center across the street from the Asakusa Sensoji Temple entrance. If you walk to the top level you get a great view of the area including SkyTree. There was no elevator though so it is about 5 sets of stairs. Nice bathroom break as well.
Would definitely do again.

2  Thank RjessMMM
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

If you've been to temples and shrines elsewhere in japan, i would recommend skipping it. About as far from an authentic temple as it gets, insanely crowded as well. There are a ton of shops selling souvenirs, so if you feel like paying a lot for made in China items, i recommend doing your shopping there.

It can be beautiful at night, 2300++ when the shops are closed and there's no one in sight.

Thank mikvaroto
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I found this place to be a tourist trap. The mix of shops and temple don't quite fit. There were some good samurai swords though.

Thank John E
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great neighbourhood, a welcome relief from the sky scrapers. Good shopping too, especially if you are looking for poignant, tasteful knick knacks as souveniers... Make sure you check out the shopping streets surrounding sensoji temple... the farther away you are from the temple entrance, the better deals you get! And don't be like us and forget the tempura....

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