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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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  • Asakusa is probably my favorite "famous" district. In addition to the complex of temples, streets in the neighborhood are small Sensouji rich in traditional buildings, pearls and hidden parks. The downside is that being a famous district, is popular with tourists. To eat, there are plenty of places frequented by locals, where you can really try to eat something.
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  • The beating heart of tourism in Tokyo, the neighborhood is very nice with plenty of shops where you can taste typical products enjoy flea markets and the Mystic Senso-ji Temple, I recommend that you get lost in the streets adjacent to the temple and covered markets nearby, great neighborhood also to buy some souvenirs though not really cheap.
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  • Beautiful Temple. Great neighborhood to walk and see few more historic sites. Lucky to be there during the festival.  more »
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