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“a little bit of old Tokyo”
Review of Asakusa

Asakusa
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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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“a little bit of old Tokyo”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was reading about old Edo and wanted to see it for myself. Well, you can see a little: the old temple Senso-Ji, other religious sites, and all the market stalls around it, are very beautiful and well worth a visit. It may be a bit disappointing though, as so much of old Edo has been burnt and destroyed. So, this is mainly a late twentieth century area, in terms of buildings. But, you do get a sense of Japanese tradition, and the area feels very Japanese in spite of the many tourists. It is also a very good place to shop, with a good range of Japanese goods.

Visited June 2014
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“must visit temple in tokyo”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

when we get here..the weather was so rainy. so if you want to go here around may.. prepare your umbrella.
the area consist several building. one of the main temple is like pagoda building
you can find many souvenir shop in this area too. the most i like is buy dorayaki cookies.
so my advice visit this temple when its rainy..becouse when rainy there are not many place to stop

Visited May 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Experience of Edo time”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

In Asakusa, you can see and probably feel the amazing Japanese culture when passing by different temples and traditional buildings.

Its also excited to draw a stick (Kind of fortune telling practice in China and Japan) from the bucket by paying 100 yen. Then we could get a written fortune according to the number on the stick. I really like the content written in Kanji (Chinese character) being a Chinese and a Japanese learner. But for non-Chinese and non-Japanese speakers, they may also refer to English translation.

There are many lovely souvenirs and local snacks selling on the main street and visitors can also have a taste of traditional tempura for which Asakusa is famous.

Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“old japan heritage”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Asakusa is a perfect place if you want to feel old japan and what they believe in.
also if you want to buy souvenirs there are a lot of shops selling there traditions.
a good advice try not to visit if it is rainy.

Visited June 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Favourite Area of Tokyo”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Asakusa is definitely a must visit area if you're planning to go to Tokyo. The temple is a little busy but has a great atmosphere. The markets are definitely a great place to visit for food stands (ice cream, rice crackers, taiyaki, shaved ice, etc.) as well as decent priced souvenirs for friends and family. My dad ended up bulk buying ¥500 boxes of mochi and daifuku which he had to carry around while we walked around the area and also later in Odaiba which we went to via river boat cruise.

Visited June 2014
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