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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. Make Asakusa a centerpiece of your Tokyo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tokyo tour planner.
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  • Impressive to see that place full of Japanese in traditional dress also a street booth memories or specialties culinary Japanese many tourists but very nice especially the garden behind the temple.
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  • In the Asakusa back took a relaxing walk along the Sumida River. So the evening was near cherry tree towards the end of the Festival. I found myself until the Park was legs stretched out. There's a cherry tree. Further down the Road area is that traces of the old red-light district. Brings, coupled with cherry's restaurant remains several days has been reminiscent.
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