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Travel Guide of Asakusa in Japan by Influencers and Travelers


Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. There are several other temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals, such as the Sanja Matsuri.


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1 - Sensō-ji

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it became independent after World War II.

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2 - Asakusa Shrine

Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. Also known as Sanja-sama, it is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in the city. The shrine honors the three men who founded the Sensō-ji. Asakusa Shrine is part of a larger grouping of sacred buildings in the area.

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3 - Morning | Tsukiji Fish Market

   6 km away

Tsukiji Market is famous around the world for its fresh, high-quality produce – and you're about to find out why. Spend 90 minutes sightseeing and sampling the goods here, before moving on to one of Tokyo's most famous modern landmarks: Tokyo Tower. Before heading up, first experience some traditional Japanese culture. Make your own delicious sushi and sample the results! Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely three-minute walk to the Tokyo Tower, and take in some of the best views around.

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4 - Hōzōmon

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5 - Asakusa Station

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6 - Hōzōmon gate

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7 - Kaminarimon Gate Sensouji

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8 - Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 meters in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa.

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9 - Sumida Park

Sumida Park is a public park in Sumida and Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Cherry blossoms can be seen in spring, and the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is held in July.

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10 - Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum or TNM is an art museum in Ueno Park in the Taitō ward of Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the four museums operated by the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, is considered the oldest national museum in Japan, is the largest art museum in Japan, and is one of the largest art museums in the world.

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11 - Edo-Tokyo Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a historical museum located at 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-Ku, Tokyo in the Ryogoku district. The museum opened in March 1993 to preserve Edo's cultural heritage, and features city models of Edo and Tokyo between 1590 and 1964.

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12 - Ueno Park

Ueno Park is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji.

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13 - Shitamachi Museum

The Shitamachi Museum is a museum in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Located on the shores of Shinobazu Pond within Ueno Park, it is dedicated to the traditional culture of Tokyo's Shitamachi.

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14 - National Museum of Western Art

The National Museum of Western Art is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition. The museum is in the museum and zoo complex in Ueno Park in Taito, central Tokyo. It received 1,162,345 visitors in 2016.

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15 - Ueno Zoo

The Ueno Zoo is a 14.3-hectare zoo, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and located in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. It is Japan's oldest zoo, opening on March 20, 1882.

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16 - Idemitsu Museum of Arts

Idemitsu Museum of Arts is an art museum located in the Marunouchi area of Chiyoda, Tokyo.

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17 - National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan, is the foremost museum collecting and exhibiting modern Japanese art. This Tokyo museum is also known by the English acronym MOMAT.

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18 - Hamarikyu Gardens

   7 km away

Hamarikyu Gardens is a public park in Chūō ward, Tokyo, Japan. Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened to the public on April 1, 1946.

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19 - Hie Shrine

   7 km away

The Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Its June 15 Sannō Matsuri is one of the three great Japanese festivals of Edo.

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20 - Tokyo Tower

   8 km away

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan.

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21 - Shiba Park

   8 km away

Shiba Park is a public park in Minato, Tokyo, Japan built around the temple of Zōjō-ji. The park is located between the Minato municipal offices and Tokyo Tower.

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