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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Buri two years Asakusa & come to the sky for the first time a rickshaw had scary at first but talk and driving strong last fit was Hella fun. Pro-baseball venues and beautiful scenery (^-^) / jinrikisha soooo ⤴ ⤴ long dreams of one day it was!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice ride characteristic, where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs, eat and relax under standing rain water plants by heat
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  • August 16, 2017
    I was staying really close to the temple, so was lucky to visit it as a first attraction. It is very pretty :)  more »

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