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Asakusa, Taito
(4.5/5 based on 3,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice shrine facility located near the Tokioskytree (approx. 2 km). In the middle of Tokyo the very impressive pagoda and shrine complex, that something of an old Tokyo reflecting mirrors. This also one of the few ways in Tokyo consists souvenirs and other odds and ends for a tourist in addition on the market to rise.
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  • And another was or becomes a month ago, went to Asakusa and Ueno. Tokyo shitamachi area, Asakusa, at Guest House Asakusa-Bashi 2 nights, mornings from anticipation. Downtown, old town charm! After two days, stayed at a guest house in Ueno. Ueno is nice. 4 days full roamed. Believe it or not, but one day of walking is 30000 step. Walk from Asakusa to Ueno and walk from Ueno to Tokyo sky tree either, of course. I love Kyoto, Tokyo is good, and Osaka, in the end, good anywhere for everything. Also, have a chance to go to Yokohama, so go in downtown Tokyo. Night, and guest house Asakusa-Bashi,. Almost the only foreigners. Stressed considerably, but fun. For six days, consecutive nights?
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  • one of the few traditional places in Tokyo, temples, Japanese handicrafts, very contracting with other areas of Tokyo
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