Asakusa, Tokyo

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    Five storey pagoda
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    Nakamise Dori
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  • Picture: fishing the Kannon from the river
    Picture: fishing the Kannon from the...
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    Nakamise

    by y_lyn Updated Mar 15, 2008

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    Nakamise is shopping street of over 200 meters just behind the Sensoji Temple. You can shop for souvenirs here and also try some of their local snacks.

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    Senso-ji Temple

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Senso-ji Temple

    One of Tokyo's largest and most active temples. On the walk way up is a market that specializes in Japanese souvenirs. This is a don't miss site in Tokyo!

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    Sensoji Temple III

    by dennisKL Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Hozomon Gate

    Beyond the Hozomon main gate stands the temple's main building and a five storied pagoda. The Asakusa shrine, can be found close by the temple's main building.

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    Asahi Beer Tower

    by y_lyn Updated Dec 15, 2007

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    This striking unusual golden landmark was what we would see every time we went back to our hostel. Didnt have a chance to go inside the building though...

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    The Senso-Ji temple

    by mirko77 Written Jan 14, 2007

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    This beautiful area has a magnificent temple, a pagoda, a tiny park and... a lot of stalls selling more or less tacky souvenirs ;)

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    Golden Shrine of Kannon at Senso-ji temple

    by ChuckG Updated Mar 25, 2004

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    Kannon

    This is the original shrine of Kannon, as found by two fisherman back in 628. There is always a large number of people praying or showing their respect by lighting candles.

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    Asakusa Temple

    by Bob_Shan Written Aug 2, 2007

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    The largest and considered the most holy Buddhism temple, for "Guan Yin", a well respected female Buddha.

    One may see a lot of Japanese women wearing traditional dress around this area.

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    Colourful Asakusa

    by alluringworld Written May 2, 2007

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    A street performer... a few blocks away...
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    This is really an interesting and lively place. Street performances and lanterns lined the streets. And the impressive and colourful Sensoji Temple is not to be missed too.

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    temple

    by star-fire Written Dec 11, 2003

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    kimono girls

    I was lucky to see the dancing dragon and have a piture with two Japanese girls in Kimono the other day.

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    • Festivals

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    Visit the Shinto temple at...

    by sjvessey Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit the Shinto temple at Asakusa.

    See my separate travelogue for more photos.

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    Visit an ancient temple.

    by BobNorris Written Nov 3, 2005
    Street view of the temple gates.
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    Asakusa is home to a beautiful temple, that is still an active place of worship. Before the temple are hundreds of shops with every type of food and souveneer available.

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