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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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  • Senso-Ji temple at Asakusa is a place must visit when you are in Tokyo. many tourists visit here to make a wish and see the Jp temple. outside is a shopping street for tourist to get some gifts for...  more »
  • As well as the temple, there is plenty more to this area. Close to the river with the flame that has been put on its side due to residents complaints to the busy shopping area. All set off by...  more »
  • Senso-ji Temple is a beautiful site to explore. Many small stalls selling various goods upon entry and once at the temple it’s so peaceful. A great place to visit for any new visitor to Asakusa.  more »

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