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Asakusa Shrine

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3844-1575
09:00 - 16:30
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US$ 140.00*
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Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa
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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

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Sanja carnival

When I went to there, there is SANJA MATSURI. It's one of the big carnival of Tokyo, be held for 3days. It is every May. The other month, it be held every July, August, December... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Takako H
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

When I went to there, there is SANJA MATSURI. It's one of the big carnival of Tokyo, be held for 3days. It is every May. The other month, it be held every July, August, December.. July is Ground cherry festival. August is Sanba carnival. December is Hagoita markets. Each of them are very nice!!!You should come to there, when it... More 

1 Thank Takako H
London, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Just stunningly beautiful and well worth visiting. I love seeing this insight into traditional Japanese culture.

Thank Adam D
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We went during some festival and there was a large crowd with lots of locals dressed in traditional Japanese attire. It was quite a nice experience - not so crowded that you couldn't move. Lots of nice little restaurants and cafes and souvenir shops. The shrine was unfortunately closed today so we couldn't visit it.

Thank Victor K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We visited the Asakusa Shrine early morning (7:30-8) and it was a great time to go. The little shops that line the road to the shrine were mostly open but there were very few people around. Come hungry! Small eateries and snack sized food are readily available and we had a great time taste testing as we wandered along. The... More 

Thank Krystal J
Mexicali, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

If you are in Tokyo you should definitely go to the Asakusa Shrine, its is very nice, I liked it very much! It is in the more cultural, old part of Tokyo, that it is worth the visit. It has a long street between the entrance and the temple with lots of little shops that sell nice Japanese things.

Thank Marsfel1
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Asakusa Shrine is right next to Sensoji, but once you pass under the torii gate, it seems to be in a world by itself, much more private, quiet and orderly. Part of its attraction is the wide and uncrowded yard in front of the shrine. Constructed in 1649, the shrine honors the three founders of Sensoji who have been elevated... More 

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We got lucky to be there during the golden week. The good things: • the place is accessible by JR / subway • close to train station • many gift shops along the way • many food around the area & for moslems there is halal restaurant on the left flank of the temple (Malaysian & Indian guys own the... More 

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It is the famous shrine from XVII century. When you are in Senjo-ji, you can go 100 m on the east and you will see the shrine with beautiful roof tiles.

Thank Piotrul
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

If you go Asakusa, you must see this shrine. The building is beautiful and has a lot of interesting details. To below those traditional lights and see really nice details =) It's not open inside for visits everyday, only in special celebrations. We were lucky to see it open on the second day we went there. There are beautiful temples... More 

Thank Carla S
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The amount of visitors at the shrine is overwhelming and it is not surprising. This is a shrine that is certainly worth seeing. On your way to the shrine, you have an amazing amount of souvenirs to choose from, too.

Thank StefanHaeger

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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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