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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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  • Asakusa is one of the Tokyo neighborhoods I loved the most. It feels different from the rest of the city, thanks in part to the Senso-ji temple and local shops and stalls. We can spend a full day, having the hotel there we spent our first day in Japan. There is a lot to see, you can take a tour in the neighborhood, a visit (obligatory) Senso-ji and to the nearby stalls, you can go to visit Kappabashi Dori: a 500-meter street where you can find only shops for restaurateurs (found shops of knives, ceramics, don't forget to check out the tourism office (where you can hop on the terrace for neighborhood views), a visit to the Asahi Sky Room and tokyo Sky Tree.
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  • Local open air vendor market surrounded by temple, pagoda and gates that are hundreds of years old not large but worth seeing, along with sanso-ji temple, it is a historically unique location combinin...  more »
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