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Asakusa Shrine

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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great historic looking area - amazing for photos and gifts

Great historic looking area - amazing for photos and gifts and food, busy full of life and culture, praying, great buildings, and free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Keith V
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic looking area - amazing for photos and gifts and food, busy full of life and culture, praying, great buildings, and free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Shrine, a must visit place in downtown Tokyo. Lots of places to buy gifts and food. Access via subway

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard for this shrine to hold its own when the Senso-ji temple is just steps away. Easy to add to a visit to Senso-ji, but less visually impressive to the uninitiated eye.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow such a beautiful place to come and see the architecture is amazing- it can get quite busy however it's worth a visit there are also markets close by.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away this is a wonderful temple. We went late morning on a Friday and it was extremely busy. Sadly it rained too so it did dampen things a little. Having said that it is worth seeing. Of course they also have lines of stalls selling all sorts of trinkets. I ended up buying a couple of beautiful hair clips... More 

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Hat Yai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Asakusa shrine, The unique architecture of Japan, is an old but attraction. A place that everyone should visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful shrine - spectacular but very busy - walk through the front gate, up through the markets and into the shrine but also take time to wander around the market side streets after you've been inside...very interesting local crafts can be found.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice shrine. A lot of tourists. Pretty small but still Nice. I would not recommend à detour to see this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite a day, unfortunate that the weather wasn't good enough but it was such a great trip being here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very beautiful temple with a lot of visitors. You can walk around the area as there are shops around there.

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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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