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Asakusa Shrine

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2-3-1 Asakusa, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1575
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place made me feel like I was entering another galaxy or at least another time zone... absolutely amazing! Don’t miss it while in Tokyo.

Thank Sonja Z
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Surrounded by a good market for souvenirs and Japanese snacks, this temple is very large and central. It’s a big tourist attraction, so it’s packed, but definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I'll preface this review by stating that this is an alternative, of sorts, to the majority of reviews you'll read on this part of town. I'm not a big fan of temples and shrines in general. I don't find them to be either spiritually enlightening...More

Thank TravelConfidential
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I had the honour to spent a few hours in the afternoon in Asakusa during my first time in Tokyo, a must-see place. It is for me the very hearth of Tokyo, so reach of cultural and spiritual feelings. My Japanese friends recommended me the...More

Thank sylvia720
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Kawagoe has several shrines and temples with in an old town area, theres a lot to see and many places to eat. Nice walking area but it gets crowded, like all places in Japan. Go early. People can be pushy and rude, but just do...More

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Asakusa Shrine is a must check in place for your first visit in Tokyo. Full of Japanese traditional environment and crowed people. The most attractive area is the red giant light in-front of the temple. You can find many local street snack from Nakamise Dori,...More

Thank Kanyada K
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Enjoyed walking amongst the many buildings and temples watching people offering prayers. On a busy day, there may be a few hour wait to pray. Behind is a famous souvenir street with locals selling souvenirs and crafts. It was very busy and we did find...More

1  Thank rjonesirv
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This a must to visit in Tokyo. Asakusa is full of history. There will be a lot of people around. It is the one of oldest shines in Tokyo.

Thank OZS969
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

beautiful shrine and temple. it is worth visiting when you want to experience culture and food! yes, food. there’s a lot of food stalls before the entrance of this gate. be sure to try the Melonpan and also Matcha Icecream!

Thank Henny K
Reviewed May 26, 2018

The oldest shrine in Tokyo is really worth a visit. Best to go early as it gets quite crowded. The Geisha girls love having their photo taken. :)

Thank David-Herd
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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
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October 11, 2015|
Response from Eunice C | Reviewed this property |
You can take JR Yamanote line from Harajuku to Ueno and transfer to Tokyo Metro Ginza line and alight at Asakusa station. The journey should be around 45 minutes.