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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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  • Purely accidental planned we visit during the Sanja Matsuri festival (my first name!). What a spectacle on the streets, groups (mostly) men who host a portable on their shoulders through the streets and were singing and dancing. Small children who did the same, hit prepared for the future. Hordes onlookers, girls in kimon's, old men who found us a point of interest and with their few words English claims. The temple itself has different rituals that you can do yourself, with water, with the sticks you future prediction etc. Everywhere were food stands, we have several delicious things tasted. With a prescribed walk from our travel guide we have the district back to the temple. What a nice district!
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  • asakusa have a traditional temple, street market that full of cultural of Japan and have many traditional foods 
  • Tourist attraction offers visitors great, although the city is similar to the view that another gentleman points. Gentlemen Front Street simply culculhal, there are lots of things to eat.
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