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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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Lovely and lively shrine

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... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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.

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Walked upto the Senso-ji Temple while shopping for souvenirs and tasting yummy goodies on our way. Tourists can bargain and get the best deals out here.

Thank khuaish
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The tourist crowds notwithstanding, this is yet another exciting example of an enclave of history, tradition and religion in the heart of a bustling city. In that, it is splendid and a must see. The crowds and the shops in the surrounding area which mostly feel like tourist traps detract from the whole experience.

Thank Alex M
Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Senso-Ji was quite big and loud while the shrine had a more calm atmosphere about it. It is very ornately decorated. To be fair, I preferred the shrine to the right of Senso-ji as it offered more of a spiritual refuge.

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Los Altos, California
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Arrived here on the Red Metro Line. Very Popular area, since it was extremely crowded. Too much going on to relax and really shop. It is a very touristy area.

Thank susieu1942
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We came here to visit the shrine and temple. Very nice architecture. There is also a day market to get japanese traditional clothing, snacks etc etc. There is also a few shops where you can rent the kimono for your asakusa tour.

Thank Tony K
Nishinomiya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Always get the two confused since they are situated next to each other. Find that the Temple is more grand feeling but this Shrine feel's more Japanese. There was way too many tourist and commercial aspects nearby for me to truly enjoy the place but this place is a must see.

Thank CanuckJames
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

However, to get to the shrine, which was also crowded, one has to traverse through an open market that was also very packed. We just got to the shine in time and also got to visit the smaller one next to it, which in fact, offered serenity and space to spend a few moments of solitude. The grounds remained open... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2016

the temple is nice, especially when visited during cherry blossom season. however, it was way too crowded and obviously fav tourist spot. Best to come early in the morning.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It is no doubt a pretty shrine, I went there in the afternoon and it was very busy. So busy that took away the calmness that a shrine/temple was supposed to offer

Thank A W

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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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