Asakusa
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This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.
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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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R. K. V.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,312 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Fantastic part of Tokyo. Very worthwhile place with a great deal to see and do. Very good investment of an afternoon while in Tokyo
Written 26 January 2023
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Bob H
Watsonville, CA765 contributions
Nov 2022
you have Nakamise street which leads to Senso-ji Temple. there are so many side streets with shops that you can spend time( and money) there. You have good views of the Sky Tree along with the Asahi beer building.
Written 2 December 2022
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JB3
Auckland Central, New Zealand212 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
A great place to visit. Took the train from Ueno, very easy as the stop is right there. The shops and little alley ways are very interesting to wander around. The temples, gardens and streams very picturesque. Definitely worth visiting.
Written 2 December 2022
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xtin08
Cebu City, Philippines67 contributions
May 2022
Always worth the visit. This place is very far from our place in Yokohama, but it is always a very good idea to visit Asakusa. Lots of things to see and do. Lots of souvenirs to shop. :-)
Written 24 May 2022
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Ordinary-Guy
United Kingdom871 contributions
May 2022 • Business
Visited for a walk around and lunch on a rainy May day. It was great just strolling around the area and take in everything that was going on.
Written 17 May 2022
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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece646 contributions
Apr 2021 • Business
If you are in Tokyo and have only one day, this is the place to visit.
Even during the COVID period this place was a very busy and visitable area.
In the wider area you can find many small outdoor and larger shops. Although most of them were probably closed due to a pandemic.
The two temples that are located there, temple of Sensoji ( Goddess of mercy )and temple of Asakusa, are a pole of attraction for many locals and foreigner visitors.
Written 2 May 2021
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Emily D
Osaka, Japan269 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Famous for the amazing entrance with the long shopping street that lines the walk up to the main temple and pagoda, Asakusa is worth the visit. For the first time I was able to view inside the main temple too. To get a goshuin (temple stamp) there is a small building off to the right (if looking at the main temple). Still people around at the moment, but a significantly better experience without thousands of tourists. Always worth the visit but particularly at the moment.
Written 26 October 2020
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Heather W
137 contributions
Oct 2019
Beautiful and historic. Loved the atmosphere and friendliness of the area. Shopping, site seeing and enjoying this amazing culture.
Written 2 August 2020
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia248 contributions
Aug 2019
the Senso-ji temple is a must visit place to learn Japanese cultures and traditions. Lots of traditional Japanese stores nearby. Also the gate is a must photo stop. .
Written 27 July 2020
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Ella L
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Nov 2019
Senso-ji Temple is a must visit! The temple itself is beautiful and it gives off a peaceful vibe, with stores outside to visit. I would suggest that any new visitor to Asakusa visits it.
Written 4 June 2020
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