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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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USD 140.00*
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Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa
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Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise
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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

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Take a walk to an old Japan

Good walk and view, feels it's in the olden days when walking on the street, shrine is amazingly beautiful, lotsa pple and things to eat, lotsa interesting things to buy and try... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good walk and view, feels it's in the olden days when walking on the street, shrine is amazingly beautiful, lotsa pple and things to eat, lotsa interesting things to buy and try on. Stayed there for at least an hour coz of photo takings.

Thank Kickflop
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a peaceful, serene, respectful shrine ... thus ain't it, folks. Don't get me wrong. This is a BEAUTIFUL shrine. It's well kept, very grand and ornate , etc. But it is located at the end of Asakusa, the famous shopping area. The street venders with their booths packed with wares make this feel like a swap... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the small shrine, only 50m away from Senso-ji, and yet forgotten by mistake visitors. It allows for a more intimate and relaxing experience of a temple. Make the quick detour!

Thank Guillaume R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Shinto shrine to visit, to see traditional Japanese culture and style of prayer. The temple garden is beautiful too. After visiting the shrine spend some time In the gardens

Thank Eksar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worthwhile visiting. It is a beautiful shrine and great surroundings. You can also walk to the Tokyo tower

Thank Massimo C
South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This shrine is at the Sensi-jo location. It was early morning when we visited and it was very interesting watching the local Japanese people come and say a quick prayer at the shrine.

Thank Jon M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the place, it can be crowded but the people are okay, they don't push you around. You can take your time to walk along the shops - local souvenirs and snacks. Do your fortune and make a wish. The shrine is also impressive.

Thank Tan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Asakusa area, this place - Asakusa Shrine is a must to visit. It brings lots of information about the life of the local Japanese - from architecture to the way they dress and speak. Is also a very good experience for young travelers

Thank JWC8899
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The streets leading up to the shrine are an experience in themselves - all the little shops, women dressed in kimonos and food vendors are amazing. It's very lively and entertaining. When you first catch a glimpse of the shrine it's breathtaking. So large, colourful and beautiful. There's a temizuya, a water pavilion to purify your hands and mouth. You... More 

Thank Kiara S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Shrine sits to the right and to the rear of the Sensoji Temple is relatively smaller and less impressive.Built in 1649 it is now a nationally important cultural building.

Thank Oldjack

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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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