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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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  • There is a real temple and about 500 stores all selling basically the same junk. However there are some stores that have decent stuff. All made in Japan which is good for souvenirs to take home.  more »
  • I'm going to be repetitive: everything in ancient Japan is wonderful. Sudo is surprising. I was 30 years ago and came back. I will come back again, I hope.
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  • Very nice Park with a red pagoda which will remain engraved in our minds. Very quiet and relaxing place.
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