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Best things to do in Asakusa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Buddhist Temple
“Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda, trails of incense and vast eaves will take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by. The approach to Sensoji, known as Nakamise Dori, is lined with about a hundred shops selling crafts, souvenirs and plenty of sweet and savory snacks. Throughout the year you can come across seasonal events held on the temple grounds. Some of the most popular include Asakusa-jinja Shrine’s Sanja Festival collaboration event in May, the hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) market in July and the photogenic hagoita decorative paddle market in December.”
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Neighborhood
“Traditional tourist spot^^. Has a long time history. Sensoji(Buddhist temple), Nakamise(long street of traditional shops), cruise ship for Odaiba, Skytree. Access: Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Ueno(Ginza line)--Asakusa stn.”
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Theme Park
“Hanayashiki has been in business since 1883 and still draws crowds. There are around 20 rides, more appealing for nostalgia than thrills – including Japan’s oldest steel-track rollercoaster and a haunted house. Most have been upgraded over the years, but their scope is limited due to the park’s small size. The nostalgia is palpable, and there's a sense of boisterous fun in there somewhere amidst the rust. At the very least, it makes for a nice alternative to Asakusa's otherwise austere attractions.”
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Store
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“It is a general store. It is also electric appliances, souvenirs, sweets, clothes and so on. This is a duty free shop.”
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Store
“This is Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street. There are many shops where you can buy lots of different kinds of souvenirs.”
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Shopping Mall
“This is a very good place for shopping and enjoying traddional Japanese stuff.”
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Museum
“Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples.”
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Bar
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“This is the oldest bar in Japan. This restaurant will be opened from 11:00 to 22:00. If you wanna drink before sightseeing or the lunch time, I recommend you to go there. You can enjoy almost 130 years history taste and beer.”
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Park
“Very nice for walking and jogging. NIce to watch cherry blossom along the river side in Spring.”
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Shopping Mall
“Local gourmet and shops OPEN▶︎10:00〜23:00 Marugoto NIppon forcuses on providing a "cultural pilgrimage" experience to visitors. Take a stroll from the force floors discover what it feels like to every corner of Japan.”
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Restaurant
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“Imahan is definitely an upscale place, good for a fancy dinner. Just across the street from Hitsumabushi, it’s located at the corner of Kokusaidori and Kappabashihondori. You are greeted by ladies in perfect make-up and coiffure wearing kimono. If you are seated upstairs, you leave your shoes and are ushered into an elevator with tatami on the floor. Prices start at 8000 Y, but it’s worth the experience.”
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Bath House
“This is "Onsen (Hot Springs)" where is very popular for local peoples even foreigner. There is open-air bath so you can get rid of fatigue and will be refresh !”
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Point of Interest
“The entrance to Omotesando entrance. It is officially called "Wind Thunder Gate" but it is called "Kaminarimon" in the official name because the statue of the goddess is placed between the right side facing the eighth leg gate and the thunder statue between the left side. The temporary gate was built for a long time after it was destroyed in the first year of Keio (1865) but in 1960 (1960) it was rebuilt in a reinforced concrete structure for the first time in about a century. Businessman, Mr. Konosuke Matsushita donated to the Asakusa Kannon for a treasure healed for praying. There is a large lantern donated by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (present Panasonic) in the gate. The lanterns”
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Place of Worship
“Hours: 6:00 to 17:00 (from 6:30 October to March) Admission: Free Sensoji ("Senso" is an alternative reading for Asakusa and "ji" means temple) is Tokyo's most famous and popular temple. Built in the 7th century, it is also one of its oldest, although the current buildings are postwar reconstructions.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Speaking of Tokyo, the oldest temple in Tokyo is Sensoji Temple. It is popular among foreign tourists, and it is crowded with many people trying to take pictures in front of the Kaminarimon lantern. Nakamise Street, which continues from Kaminarimon, is home to long-established souvenirs, Japanese sweets shops, and sweets shops that are perfect for eating around. The recommended doll-yaki of Asakusa is recommended. One way to enjoy it is to try and compare at several restaurants.”
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Point of Interest
“Such as Japan's own entertainment, rakugo, comic, acrobatic, impersonation, is a popular entertainment field variety of content to enjoy.”
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