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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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  • The shrine at Asakusa is a must see as it is one if the few reminders of medieval Japan. Yes it was crowded but as I left the subway a group of young Japanese students asked if they could guide me aro...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful areas of Tokyo, with many temples, including the Sensoji. Full of small shops and great restaurants.
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  • People describe Asakusa is a "must-see" place in Tokyo. The temple entrance is a typical photo spot for tourists. On the way to the Asakusa Temple, the alleys on both sides are filled with a variety o...  more »