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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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  • But many Chinese here. Even more than any other countries. Street food're so tasty. All japanese stores are so friendly and have great service.  more »
  • Central in its location and the train system is just always few minutes walk, this is the best area to go when you wanted to travel Japan. There are malls and food shops and even a bakery always nearb...  more »
  • This is a good neighborhood for shopping from typical souvenirs and the temple is worth a visit. If you're in Tokyo you can not miss it.
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