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Asakusa Shrine

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-1575
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  • Poor1%
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“worth a visit” (22 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3844-1575
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"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 17 reviews
"take your time"
in 8 reviews
"street leading"
in 6 reviews
"shopping street"
in 18 reviews
"japanese souvenirs"
in 7 reviews
"local snacks"
in 7 reviews
"the hustle and bustle"
in 6 reviews
"good luck"
in 8 reviews
"main gate"
in 7 reviews
"tokyo skytree"
in 13 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 6 reviews
"street food"
in 9 reviews
"kaminarimon gate"
in 7 reviews
"shrine"
in 342 reviews
"tourists"
in 62 reviews
"architecture"
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Very classic and ancient, looks like centuries old. If you walk through here you will notice that there will be shops nearby if you want to buy nice and cute stuff for remembrance.

Thank Christopher A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

One may easily miss this shrine, as most visitors are distracted or engrossed with the popular Sensoji Temple main building. It is just a few dozen meters to the left of the main building, not that imposing. This shrine was built to honour 3 commoners...More

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I have been coming to this shrine since the mid 90's. Always fun, some things never change, others do. Another great visit.

Thank travelbird80
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

To avoid confusion Asakausa shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Senso-ji temple, so yes they are ONE destination. This temple is ranked among the famous 10 temple in Japan and indeed it's beautiful. To get here arrive at Sakausa station and take a...More

Thank majeo
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The huge crowds that come to this shrine testify to its importance and size. The shrine, the gates as you approach it, and the nearby tower all are interesting and worth a visit.

Thank pico1
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Nice visit here but not super special - a good tourist area as you can see the temple, pagoda and shopping street here.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is the touristy place to see the crowd, to see the locals in traditional costume, to see the foreigners. It is full with dining outlets and souvenir outlets and it is best to see the crowd.

Thank Mikelaw01
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

If I'm not mistaken the shrines are Shinto, but the temples Buddhist, and having them so close shows how the two are intertwined in Japanese society.

Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

If you visit the temple you will initially walk through the Kaminarimon gate (the Thunder Gate) which acts as the outer gate of Senso-ji temple. On either side, you will see two statues depicting some quite scary looking fellows: Fujin and Raijin. Fujin is the...More

Thank IMESUMMITS
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Whenever I visit the Senso-ji Temple complex, I like to stop at Asakusa Shrine to see if a Shinto wedding is in progress. I consider it to be such a beautiful ceremony with the bride and groom in traditional attire. On my most recent visit,...More

Thank Rumples
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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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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.
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