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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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Small old shrine

A small shrine located just next to famous Sensoji temple. Its charm is far less than Sensoji temple. Probably we were lucky because the time when we go there there was very few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Georgetown, Malaysia
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small shrine located just next to famous Sensoji temple. Its charm is far less than Sensoji temple. Probably we were lucky because the time when we go there there was very few tourists and the surrounding was really quiet. There were Japanese who wore traditional kimono and praying in the shrine. The made the shrine more dynamic.

Thank feltroneu
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So this is a beautiful shrine in a busy city. And as it is in a busy city it is VERY busy so be prepared. The shrine itself is lovely and there are markets lining the walkway all the way along. Had some great souvenirs including Kimono, and painted fans and artworks. definitely worth taking your time here. Saw many... More 

Thank Melinda K
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large sprawling complex equally crowded with large groups of travellers particularly from China even as in solemnity one is looking at the Japanese following their holy rituals .

Thank pilgrim_gsa
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are shops and vendors along the way leading to the Shrine. Interesting food to eat and things to buy. Tourists crowded this place. It is fun.

Thank mlam18
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson and I loved this spot. Good for people watching and a special insight into the beliefs of locals. While it was packed it was still enjoyable. A must see place.

Thank Kez02
Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old shrine in Tokyo. Lots of food and shopping vendors along the way - from real cheap junk to real nice food and gifts. Shrine is nice and the gardens are great! Worth the trip to get to.

Thank Travels-with-Michael
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This complex of shops and a budist Shrine is easy to reach by Metro and should not be missed for the first time traveller to Tokyo. The shops are touristy yes but also full of fun traditional things and food. Despite the steady flow of people the atmosphere close to the temple is solemn. You will see many young ladies... More 

Thank Lars L
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a Shinto shrine back in 1649 but became Buddhist later, it is very busy here so make plenty of time to visit it properly, it had scaffolding when we visited so didn't take any photographs but can imagine when it's finished it will be fabulous

Thank Jules5520
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and crowded place. There are many foreigners and citizen visit there. They pray for everything they wishes. You also see many Japanese people who wear their traditional clothes too..

Thank Sun L
Pinilla, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although very crowded it's beautiful and walking the streets around it is also a lot of fun. Good restaurants in the area

Thank rene z

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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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