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Asakusa

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This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as...

This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.

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Excellent Visit & Giant Lantern

Visited with hubby as part of a Titan" Essence of Japan" tour. Possibly the oldest Buddhist temple in the region and very popular. There is an impressive giant lantern as you... read more

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Visited with hubby as part of a Titan" Essence of Japan" tour. Possibly the oldest Buddhist temple in the region and very popular. There is an impressive giant lantern as you enter the Thunder Gate. This leads down an avenue of souvenir shops either side of you. The temple is interesting and young ladies and couples like to dress up... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many tourists and small shops. However it is still great place for a romantic walk esspecialy in the evening. All shrines are well visible in the evening and you can take beautiful photos

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great street full of interesting shops hustle and bustle colour and movement- sweet things to buy and taste

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In japan , you have similar temples all over and after seeing few, they look same. The street to get there has several small shops for shopping and food.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to walk along the whole area of Asakusa to get to Sensoji, and as I said in my Senso-ji review, for me its the best temple in Tokyo so if you visit you have to walk around the streets of Asakusa. Lots of shopping and Dining. Nice district.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tample was beautiful and Loved spending time in Asakusa. It is a must attraction to visit in Tokyo. In spring the cherry blossom was a plus value to the place every thing was more beautiful. lots of souvenir shops there and restaurants with street food style.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At the end of one of the metro lines, this place was absolutely full and could barely even move. There are a few cool temples around the area and some places were tourists can dress up as japanese girls (kimono etc)

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun little shopping street on the way to the temple. Very crowded but many small stalls selling souvenirs and food. We tried a few items and the kids bought some small items. The temple was not much to see though as it was blocked off for the most part.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Asakusa in a nutshell: cultural highlight, shopping, food, crowded. There are plenty of smaller studios in the lanes off the main street in Asakusa where you can rent kimonos and yukatas to go strolling about the area in. While some have argued some activities to be cultural appropriation, it is actually a common practise even among the Japanese to dress... More 

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Issaquah, WA
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My tween daughter and I spent the morning in Asakusa. We enjoyed a rickshaw ride, saw the temple, and then my daughter went on some rides at the old amusement park. We saw the cherry blossoms and all the people eating under them while waiting for our boat to Odaiba. We also ate at a little coffee shop where we... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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