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Asakusa

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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Lots of food and souvenir shops, Crowded tourists in the morning and quiet at night. Full of Japanese culture along the road.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of food and souvenir shops, Crowded tourists in the morning and quiet at night. Full of Japanese culture along the road.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's was a bump into ride experience. We wanted to look for the famous grade 7 green tea ice cream ended we took a rickshaw ride in the bustling street in Asakusa. The old buildings and rich culture was indeed very interesting. Our ride was even more experiential as rickshaw specialist Mr Yuki, not only took us around the beautiful... More 

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is next to the temple and was buzzing with local tourists and school field trips on a Friday afternoon. Nice to get a souvenir or a local sweet, but other than that more of a tourist trap shopping. Good old fashion area in the middle of the modern Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is packed with local and foreign tourists. Due to the market located around the Asakusa Temple, you can expect huge crowds and lots of queuing as well. I went there from morning till evening and the crowd doesn't reduces at all. Maybe it's the time of the year where everyone needs to pay a visit to the temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For temple lovers and old buildings in the temple, this is worth spending a couple of hours to see what this place have to offer and with many stalls in the temple grounds for strollers to take their time to see new things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unpretentious and fun neighbourhood to explore for all ages. Lots of lovely residents here too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asakusa is one of the most popular town in Tokyo. You can enjoy Japanese local foods, join festivals all year round, and experience local tour with IKEMEN cool guides. 浅草は多くの観光客に人気の場所。最近は外国からのお客様も多いですね。 鰻や泥鰌、天ぷらといった和食をはじめ、人気の食を楽しむのもよし、一年中どこかで開かれているお祭りを楽しむのもよし、イケメンガイドの人力車ツアーも楽しそう。

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is so picturesque. The temple and surrounding shops are of an older style and a fun place to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asakusa was one of my favorite places to go when I visited Tokyo. First, the main thing to do is to go to the Sensoji temple, the oldest temple in Japan. There are two sets of entrance gates called Kaminarimon and Hozomon. After you go through the Kaminarimon, you go through a lot of shops that sell food and souvenirs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on 3rd of Feb and I think there was an event. The place was filled with locals and tourists. Such lovely, lively place. There are so many shops and food just around that area. I could have spent all my $$ there. People on leisure should just spend a full day 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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