Nakamise Shopping Street:

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Nakamise Shopping Street is usually really crowded during the festive season but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting this place since the shops offer local specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs.

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Opening & Closing Hour:

Normally depend on the individual shops but typical daily business from 9.00am to 7.00pm

Directions:

Nakamise Shopping Street is located very close to Asakusa Station, roughly 3 minutes walk away. In order to go to Asakusa Station, you must take a train on the Ginza or Asakusa Subway Lines.

Shin Nakamise Shopping Street:

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Shin Nakamise Shopping Street runs perpendicular to the Nakamise Shopping Street. It is has a shopping arcade lined by various shops and restaurants.

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Opening & Closing Hour:

Normally depend on the individual shops but typical daily business from 10.00am to 8.00pm

Directions:

Since Shin Nakamise Shopping Street is located perpendicular to Nakamise Shopping Street and is close by. The location is very close to Asakusa Station, roughly 3 minutes walk away. In order to go to Asakusa Station, you must take a train on the Ginza or Asakusa Subway Lines.

Kaminarimon & Hozomon:

Kaminarimon
Kaminarimon
Hozomon
Hozomon

Kaminarimon is the outer of two large entrance gates that ultimately leads to the Sensoji while the inner being the Hozomon. Kaminarimon with its lantern and statues, is popular with tourists. Hozomon’s first story houses two statues, three lanterns and two large sandals while the second story houses many of the Sensoji’s treasures.

Opening & Closing Hour:

Kaminarimon and Hozomon are open 24 hours.

Directions:

Between Kaminarimon and Hozomon is the Nakamise Shopping Street which is located very close to Asakusa Station, roughly 3 minutes walk away. In order to go to Asakusa Station, you must take a train on the Ginza or Asakusa Subway Lines.

Sensoji:

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Sensoji is Tokyo most famous and popular temple. The Japanese New Year also known as Shōgatsu is an annual festival with its own customs which easily attracts people to come to pray for good fortune. You can sometimes see people wearing wearing Yukata during the festive seasons. So it is advisable to plan your trip ahead since you can experience Japanese culture the fullest during the festive season. During the festive seasons, there are plenty of food stalls around Sensoji where you can try local foods while you sightseeing. The food stall normally last as long as the festive seasons.

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Opening & Closing Hour:

6.00am to 5.00pm while in October to March start from 6.30am to 5.00pm.

Directions:

Sensoji is a walking distance away from Asakusa Station, roughly 7 minutes walk away. In order to go to Asakusa Station, you must take a train on the Ginza or Asakusa Subway Lines.

Asakusa Shrine:

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Asakusa Shrine  also known as Sanja-sama (“Shrine of the Three gods”), is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Tokyo, Japan. Located in Asakusa, the shrine honors the three men who founded the Sensoji. Asakusa Shrine is part of a larger grouping of sacred buildings in the area.

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Opening & Closing Hour:

Asakusa Shrine is open 24 hours.

Directions:

Asakusa Shrine is a walking distance away from Asakusa Station, roughly 7 minutes walk away. In order to go to Asakusa Station, you must take a train on the Ginza or Asakusa Subway Lines.

Sumida Park:

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Sumida Park is located along the Sumida River. It is home to many events such as fireworks displays, and is also known as a famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms. It stretches a long distance from north to south and is often used for walks. This park also features views of the Tokyo Sky Tree.

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Opening & Closing Hour:

Sumida Park is open 24 hours.

Directions:

Sumida Park is very close to Asakusa Station, roughly 3 minute walk away. In order to go to Asakusa Station, you must take a train on the Ginza or Asakusa Subway Lines.

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