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Asakusa Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

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3 Oct 2018
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18 Sep 2018
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1-5-5 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3843-9511
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is one of the oldest temple in Tokyo, which all must visit. It depicts the culture of the people living there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

It’s good you can finish it fast then you can go to market out the temple, nice place to take pictures

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

One of our to-do-list in Japan was to experience Sensoji Asakusa Kanon Temple the oldest temple; and the locals too Wearing beautiful randoms colors of kimono. First, we did rickshaw nearby the tourist and information centre, Good services and can speak fluently English. Touring around...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I was here early morning so it was pretty quiet. This is a big temple, lots of woodwork in need of paint, oiling etc. It is a magnificent building of significant size, so if you are in that area I recommend checking it out.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This temple is located near the Sensō Ji Temple. This temple is smaller and quieter than Sensō Ji. Besides that, it’s similar to other temples in Japan.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

had a great time wondering about here also loverly gardens to walk about in the blossom was out on the cheery trees which made it even more special recommended

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you’ve never been to a temple, this is a good one. They are always a bit confusing, but a local guide can get a understanding pretty quick. If you don’t have one, read up to get the full effect. Handy to central Tokyo

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Higashi Honganji is the HQ of Shin Buddhism (Pureland) in Kyoto. It is a big Buddhism temple complex with two main halls - founder's hall and Amida hall (dedicated to Amida Buddha). There are not a lot of exhibits meant for tourists. But if you...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This nice temple is within walking distance from Senso-ji but far less crowded. Very recommended to breath the calm of japanese religion

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very close to the train station, this shrine is basicaly for the local people. The structures are well maintained but with very little life. Not much to catch your eye. If you are in transit this is a good place to relax, specialy in the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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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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