Asakusa Shrine
Asakusa Shrine
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Neighbourhood: 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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Bobbie W
Warwick, RI1,374 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The shrine is absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to conceive it’s so old, because it’s beautifully preserved. It is a very crowded area, with lots of little shops and souvenir stores. Great to people watch, too.
Written 17 October 2023
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Arturo Treviño
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico236 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
It's definitely one of the best temples in Tokyo. It is worth the visit, as you can see not only the temple itself but also the pagodas and shrines. From there you can jump to the shopping streets to get souvenirs and stuff.
Written 30 September 2023
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N D
Lincolnshire, UK1,240 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely, of somewhat small, temple. There are lots of reasonably priced tourist shops leading up to the temple itself.
Written 6 August 2023
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Blues_3000
Ottawa, Canada75 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Thé Asakusa Shrine is one of the best places to visit in Tokyo. Most would probably recommend to visit during daytime as the shops that lead to the shrine opens then. But if you want to take nice photos without the hordes of people, night time is definitely a great choice.

When you are there be sure to check out the reading of your fate/wish/blessings by paying a small fee and shake the metal casing that house a number of sticks which has a number on them. One of these sticks will fall out and then using the number, you will go to corresponding box to get a reading of your blessing. Lots of people there so it won’t be hard to miss.
Written 25 July 2023
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Hudsonmccraw
Virginia Beach, VA2,700 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
The Asakusa Shrine is one of the places in Tokyo is iconic to the point where you can’t ignore it. Add to that historical significance that is beautifully maintained, it is really something that should be on anyone’s must visit list for those visiting Tokyo.
Written 20 July 2023
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Christine M
Parma, OH24 contributions
May 2023 • Family
The area around the shrine is filled with shops and food in a market like setting. It was fun to wander around. It was very crowded and hard to navigate. It was raining and everyone had an umbrella making it more challenging to see things and move around. Still a nice experience.
Written 30 May 2023
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Melf B
Isle of Man, UK76 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A great place to combine a historic (religious) sight & its beautiful architecture with some shopping for typical Japanese things/memorabilia (wooden dolls = Kokeshi /fans / local art & prints / plenty of foodstuff etc.)
If you want to go all the way, hire a kimono for female attire and a yukata for a male Japanese outfit. Enjoy to walk around the historic sites in a matching Japanese style!
We loved it here and spent about 3 hours.
Written 30 May 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,422 contributions
Mar 2023
Not to be confused with the popular Senso-ji, the Asakusa Shrine is a small Shinto institution next to the tourist attraction. It thus has a calmer and quieter vibe. Good option for a respite from the huge crowd.
Written 12 March 2023
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R. K. V.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,581 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
A wonderful living Buddhist experience right in the heart of Tokyo. Well worth going to explore and experience. Great.
Written 26 January 2023
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Iron man
Pattaya, Thailand159 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Japan is famous for the variety of temples and shrines. Thanks to a Japanese friend, I learned the big difference between them: Japanese people call it TEMPLE because inside there are bones of people passed away; they call it SHRINE because there's a God living inside. In this case, the correct name is Asakusa Temple.
I suggest to visit it if you are walking around the area but it's not so big compared with others that you can find in Tokyo.
Written 21 December 2022
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