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The Asakusa Shrine is part of a comples of shrines in Asakusa and a must see. One of the largest and most scenic complexes I have experornced in my travels. The finger street off the shrine area is replete with shops and restaurants.
Mark's the entrance to the Senso-ji temple area. Very stunning to see up close. Very well cared for and overall nice temple area to visit. This is probably the most busy temple area we visited in Tokyo but it is supposed to be their most...More
My boyfriend and I went here while trying to waste time, but it should have been higher on our priority list. It’s quite big with some features that we didn’t see in other temples. Plus there are a lot of street vendors nearby, so lots...More
This is a very impressive temple with lots of visitors. Lots of good food and souvenir shops here. A good place to take photos as it is very colourful. We really enjoyed our trip here and the snacks. It is not very far away from...More
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.