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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3872-4886

This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as...

This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.

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Extremely touristy, but still great to see for first timers in Japan

This shrine and small stretch of stalls are over crowded with tourists but still its a great place to visit for your first trip. Traditional Japanese candy/snacks are made fresh... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This shrine and small stretch of stalls are over crowded with tourists but still its a great place to visit for your first trip. Traditional Japanese candy/snacks are made fresh there which are tasty. Very good for getting fun souvenirs. There is a place selling fresh giant melon pan nearby, definitely recommend those!

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North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were going to Senoji and walked through the Asakusa area. There are a tons of shops all around. On the way to the temple, there are a lot of smaller souvenir booths. If you go into town though, you get more unique options as you wind up and down the various streets. Definitely a part of town that is... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

asakusa is a place with energy and place to sample foods, and buy souvenirs. lots and lots of small shop, almost feels like flea market. in here, you can see a lot of cute things to buy, and there is also a lot of good place to lunch. i reccomend to arrive here in the morning, take rickshaw tour, stroll... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

To get here, take the Ginza line and get off at Asakusa. It is only a block away to Senso-ji Temple. Nakisame shopping street is connected to the temple with two large entrance thunder gates at either end. There is a lot of interesting things to see and do in this area including shopping, seeing the temple, gardens and a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Asakusa is a great place to sample food, buys souvenir and see the more traditional side of japan. The tourist center a tall wooden structure next to the subway station. It is very crowded place full of shops, restaurants and more shops.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stay without the hustle & bustle of tokyo.. great location..good eating and drinking..

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During my stay in Tokyo, I visited Asakusa many times because there's always a lot to do. Restaurants are very good, they offer really delicious food. Also, there's a wide variety of food stalls with amazing savoury food and sweets. The shops have many good quality souvenirs so if you're looking for souvenirs and amazing food, don't miss this place!... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous place for a western tourist! Hustle and bustle. Food and drink. Shops and more shops. A fantastic shrine! A must see but bring your yen for shopping on the temple grounds. Yes it is touristy but so what, it's worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I specially arranged for a night stay at Asakusa so that I can have more time to explore the shrine and street food. I was there during Golden week and the crowd was beyond my imagination. Basically I felt being shoved along until I reached the shrine, and could not really enjoy the visit. The food choices were many but... More 

Thank Astey L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky, or not, to visit during Golden Week, when the whole area was thronging with thousands of locals. All shops were busy, the temple was flooded, the restaurants packed. It was exciting to share the festivities in this interesting area.

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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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