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Asakusa
浅草

4.3/5
543 Reviews
Tokyo Top 14 in Urban Attractions
Featured Neighborhood
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Opening Soon Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
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Asakusa is the birthplace of Tokyo. Asakusa Temple is Tokyo's oldest temple. According to legend, in 628, a pair of fishing brothers found the Guanyin image in the Putian River, considered as "Guanyin manifestation." So, people built local temples, worship Guanyin. Asakusa Ji Temple was also called Asakusa raimon Kannon Ji Temple, and in the Edo period, Asakusa Ji Temple was designated as a pilgrimage site of the Edo Bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a Shogun) by Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the Asakusa Ji Temple flourished. Especially around New Year's Day, the number of visitors to pilgrimage is 1 in Tokyo, and the annual number of tourists exceeds 40 million.

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Asakusa is a district in Tokyo’s Taito ward. Centered on Senso-ji Buddhist Temple, Asakusa is a must-see destination. Visitors come to admire the area’s Edo architectural style and influence. For most of the twentieth century, Asakusa remained a major entertainment district in Tokyo. Today there are many restaurants serving traditional Japanese cuisine. Small shops line the approach to Senso-ji, making this a popular location for tourists. Asakusa is a great place to visit and provides a glimpse into time-honored Japanese culture and practices.
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