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Asakusa, Taito

Categories: Neighborhoods, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Hamamatsu-Cho 2 gardens course at sensoji Temple, sky and kappabashi bridge and vaporetto... certainly pleased, and is popular to tourists. It has become a fine tourist destination for the Japanese. However, Nakamise Street shop closes at 18:00 ~ 18:00 after becoming a bit quiet atmosphere is very good. Lantern light and quiet, can still feel the atmosphere of the old town. Need to buy souvenirs, I don't (and if you don't like crowds) recommended the night tourist. Senso-ji Temple is lit up in the atmosphere over there.
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  • If you are in Japan for a while, travelling around, there are some more serene places to visit. I would personally not recommend visiting it is a real tourist trap and a little disappointing compared ...  read more »
  • Touristy Attraction! Came on a Sunday and it was so crowded so first tip is to avoid weekends if possible. If you come on a weekend better to come earlier to avoid the crowd. The shopping street that ...  read more »
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