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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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  • The place was so crowded but that just made it all the more enjoyable walking up and down the shopping promenade and tasting the various foods from the Asakusa region  more »
  • Asakusa image.... Senso-ji Temple which are too cheap. Downtown's emotions are not merely turned into 3 tourist destination for tourists. The feeling from many Asian tourists, students and hand out. Fall impressions in Japan. I'm no more at the Mall I once redesigned the future? Disappointed. Come all the way to Asakusa so that is wanted.
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  • Take your time strolling around the area . See the street food and souvenir vendor's counters both side of the "promenade" leading to the shrines and temples , don't neglect the small alleys adjecent ...  more »

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