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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Buddhist Temple
“Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda, trails of incense and vast eaves will take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by. The approach to Sensoji, known as Nakamise Dori, is lined with about a hundred shops selling crafts, souvenirs and plenty of sweet and savory snacks. Throughout the year you can come across seasonal events held on the temple grounds. Some of the most popular include Asakusa-jinja Shrine’s Sanja Festival collaboration event in May, the hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) market in July and the photogenic hagoita decorative paddle market in December.”
  • 244 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally "man-powered vehicle"). A 30-minute tour for two persons costs around 9000 yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. It feels like you were back into the Edo era. It has 20 kinds of attractions. You can get a full view of Asakusa from the high attractions. It is very near from our hotel Yuinoya. Great location!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Store
“This is one of the oldest the busiest shopping streets in Japan! Everyone can enjoy this streets because this shopping street was established and advanced as a pilgrimage street starting from Kaminarimon gate to the main hall of Sensoji. About 90 shops of some food stands, or many different kinds of souvenir will absolutely attract you on the way to the temple. One notice is that, if you would like to enjoy shops, be sure to arrive here before 6PM! Many of the shops start closing from that time. But if you don’t care about shopping and would like to enjoy the lights in the night, it will be much more quiet and you can enjoy a beautiful light up of the temple, too!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Store
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“It is a general store. It is also electric appliances, souvenirs, sweets, clothes and so on. This is a duty free shop.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is a very good place for shopping and enjoying traddional Japanese stuff.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Very nice for walking and jogging. NIce to watch cherry blossom along the river side in Spring.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the oldest bar in Japan. This restaurant will be opened from 11:00 to 22:00. If you wanna drink before sightseeing or the lunch time, I recommend you to go there. You can enjoy almost 130 years history taste and beer.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Local gourmet and shops OPEN▶︎10:00〜23:00 Marugoto NIppon forcuses on providing a "cultural pilgrimage" experience to visitors. Take a stroll from the force floors discover what it feels like to every corner of Japan.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bath House
“This is "Onsen (Hot Springs)" where is very popular for local peoples even foreigner. There is open-air bath so you can get rid of fatigue and will be refresh !”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Imahan is definitely an upscale place, good for a fancy dinner. Just across the street from Hitsumabushi, it’s located at the corner of Kokusaidori and Kappabashihondori. You are greeted by ladies in perfect make-up and coiffure wearing kimono. If you are seated upstairs, you leave your shoes and are ushered into an elevator with tatami on the floor. Prices start at 8000 Y, but it’s worth the experience.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Kaminari-mon Gate is a symbol of Asakusa. Many tourists take a picture in front of it. It is the famous and huge red lantern in Asakusa. The official name is "Furaijin-mon". It is written in Chinese characters on the back of the lantern. You can see some rickshaws around it.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The entrance to Omotesando entrance. It is officially called "Wind Thunder Gate" but it is called "Kaminarimon" in the official name because the statue of the goddess is placed between the right side facing the eighth leg gate and the thunder statue between the left side. The temporary gate was built for a long time after it was destroyed in the first year of Keio (1865) but in 1960 (1960) it was rebuilt in a reinforced concrete structure for the first time in about a century. Businessman, Mr. Konosuke Matsushita donated to the Asakusa Kannon for a treasure healed for praying. There is a large lantern donated by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (present Panasonic) in the gate. The lanterns”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Such as Japan's own entertainment, rakugo, comic, acrobatic, impersonation, is a popular entertainment field variety of content to enjoy.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Hours: 6:00 to 17:00 (from 6:30 October to March) Admission: Free Sensoji ("Senso" is an alternative reading for Asakusa and "ji" means temple) is Tokyo's most famous and popular temple. Built in the 7th century, it is also one of its oldest, although the current buildings are postwar reconstructions.”
  • 13 locals recommend