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Asakusa, Taito

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A historic entertainment district in Tokyo, Asakusa has been attracting visitors for centuries. The area evolved during the Edo period (17th-19th centuries) as locals opened shops and restaurants catering to the visitors of the many temples in the area. Largely rebuilt after heavy bombing in World War II, today the district contains a number of traditional theaters and Japanese cinemas. Visit the neighborhood's celebrated 7th-century temple, then take a turn along Nakamise--a shopping street of characteristic boxy houses and storefronts that sell souvenirs and traditional, local snacks. With our online itinerary creator, Tokyo attractions like Asakusa can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had the most excellent English walking tour of the famous sites in Asakusa. It was lead by a local volunteer, who was delightfully pleasant and very knowledgable on the local area. The tour left fr...  more »
  • Taking pictures under the lights of the cage is already a must-see point. In addition to visiting tags, there are many businesses around the two rows of business weeks is also a big shopping district look with the Sky tower together want to eat a Dubai there is a branch in this
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  • Great place to walk around for an hour or so. See the Temple, watch the people then check out the many tourist shopping places in the area. Don't forget the ice cream!  more »
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