浅草

日本の昔と今をめぐる旅
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外国人旅行者の半数以上が訪れる浅草では、都内最古のお寺・浅草寺や、浅草寺の入口である雷門から本堂まで続く通りでたくさんのお店が並んでいる。英語が通じる店も多い。
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東京都台東区浅草

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浅草寺

浅草には都内最古のお寺である浅草寺があり、またその入口である雷門から本堂まで続く仲見世にはたくさんの東京土産を売るお店があるため、毎年多くの観光客で賑わう。浅草は江戸時代よりお寺の多い町として寺町と呼ばれてきた。そんな寺町で散歩しながらショッピングも楽しめるのが浅草国際通り。浅草駅を出てすぐの通りで、雷おこしなどの浅草名物のお菓子や、太鼓博物館など変わったお店も多い。江戸時代に庶民が暮らしてきた古いままの町並みが残る地域を下町と呼ぶが、下町の浅草ならではの歴史の残る町並みをゆったりと見て回るのもおすすめだ。また近くを流れる隅田川は、両岸1キロにわたり桜並木が続いており、春には大変綺麗なお花見スポットとして有名。

東京スカイツリー

浅草では桜と下町、そしてスカイツリーのコラボレーションが楽しめる。お寺やすき焼きで有名な「今半」や天ぷら「大黒屋」をはじめとするの老舗料理店、下町情緒あふれる木造住宅や人力車など、昔ながらの姿を残す浅草の街にそびえ立つ東京スカイツリーの姿は、新たな写真スポットとして人気だ。東京スカイツリーは、2012年に電波塔、商業施設としていままでその役目を果たしていた東京タワーに変わり、新たに東京のランドマークとなった場所だ。美しいその姿は外国人観光客のみならず日本人観光客にも人気がある。スカイツリーに併設された商業施設ソラマチでは、現代の若者に人気のファッションからフードまで幅広くそろっているので、浅草探索で疲れたら一休みするのも良いだろう。

雷門

浅草といえば雷門が有名だ。これは東京都最古のお寺、浅草寺の入口にある門で、大きな雷門とかかれた大提灯は1番の写真スポット。雷門から浅草寺の本堂まで続く参道は仲見世と呼ばれる。この仲見世通りの両脇には、東京土産や浅草名物の雷おこしという米でできたお菓子や、人形焼きといって中にあんこのはいったカステラなど、土産屋が並んでいる。これらの食べ物は食べ歩きできるので、気になったものには気軽にチャレンジしてみよう。また、刀の模型や和装品などもあり、様々なお店ではあなたのお気に入りの日本土産がきっと見つかるはずだ。また雷門の前には人力車が多く観光客を待ち構えている。人力車とは人を運ぶために使用された移動手段のひとつ。特に明治から大正、昭和の初期に使用されていたものだ。人力車に乗ると、浅草の街を車夫といって、人力車を引っ張って走ってくれる男性が、浅草の街の説明をしながら走ってくれる。短い時間でおすすめスポットを回りたい人にはおすすめだ。

5月に行われる三社祭り

さらに浅草は数多くの祭りがあるが特に5月に行われている三社祭りが有名。浅草を代表するお祭りで、浅草神社や仲見世通りもお祭りで使用される場所のひとつ。3日間続く祭りで、150万人の人出が見込まれる、浅草の初夏の風物詩だ。

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a year ago
A must
When visiting Tokyo, it is ideal to put aside half a day to wander this old area with its markets and restaurants and beautiful, famous Senso-ji temple. Glad we came to visit this place!
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a year ago
Pick your fortune
You can easily get there from the hostel on your feet. It’s about 15-20min. walk. The whole area is so beautiful and traditional. I love it so much. Definitely, I will recommend to shake your forture near by Shrine. Do some gifts shopping in the narrow street which is in front of the Shrine. It’s magical tradional Japanese place! Must see:)
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a year ago
Samuria Karaoke
Asakusa feels like a place that has soul in it, The Senso-ji temple area with its small shops selling all the souvenirs you need to bring back to people at home. After the shops start to close you can move to one of the many Izakaya and have a meal and a drink there. You do not need to walk far from the shrine till the area changes back to modern tokyo, with bigger shopping malls, karaoke places and more modern style bars. Bit frather away from the Temple area there is also the Sumida river and sightseeing boats that you can take from there to see a bit of tokio through water ways.
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2 years ago
Historical Spot in Modern Tokyo
Amazing place with traditional culture for any first time visitor to Tokyo! You can stroll through Nakamise shopping street to visit Senso-ji temple first. Pray for good fortune and spend time in Nakamise Street where you can buy traditional Japanese sweets, delicate souvenirs!
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2 years ago
Asakusa Tokyo's Glory
My friends and I went to Asakusa this week and had a wonderful afternoon filled with plenty to see in the crowded nakamise dori full of shops and the magnificent senso ji at the end of it. It was raining when we came but we did not find it a hassle since we could easily buy a cheap umbrella at the convenience store. After that we went to see the Tokyo Sky tree, the ticket prices were a bit steep (2000 yen) but the view made for it. Overal it was a wonderful day!
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2 years ago
Cultural Place
An old temple and many shops. It's good to walk around and try Japanese food. You can buy Japanese cultural souvenirs as well. If you're lucky, you'll find people wearing beautiful kimono.
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2 years ago
Omikuji!
Asakusa its grate place to feel like you traveled back in time! The little shops filled with Japanese trinkets and snacks are very charming and interesting! I love to visiting the temple to pray and get omikuji (fortune-telling paper)! It is always exciting, especially at the new year's time!
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2 years ago
Step back in Edo period in Asakusa
Typical views that you can expect in Tokyo are skyscrapers yet if you wish to find something old Japan, Asakusa may be the answer. In your guide book, you should find photos of a temple with a big red lantern, the icon of Asakusa. Asakusa comprises famous shopping mall, run-down theme park, brand new commercial building, and casual eateries, all of which still convey good old edo period that lasted until the end of 19th century, when samurai class was still active.
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2 years ago
Some chance to find tradition in a modern city
After traveling to Japan 4 times so far, I started to feel annoyed of the busy vibe of Tokyo after a while. For sure it's an exciting city, but to discover Japan it's better to visit other places. Asakusa is a good chance to feel the tradiotional side of Japan in its modern capital. I love to walk around this area and stay at one of the many Khaosan guesthouses you can find here. Those are a great oppertunity to meet new people in this anonymous city.
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3 years ago
East side represent!
If you've done any research into Japan or Tokyo. You have probably seen a photo of a giant red temple with a giant red gate. Yeah that's here. Its even cooler up close! Asakusa is one of my favorite areas. I have spent more time here than any other area in Tokyo. If you wander away from the temple, the prices are much cheaper than say, Shibuya. Of course, around the temple area, things are well...tourist prices. I find the people here much friendlier than other people in Tokyo. Perhaps seeing so many foreigners on a daily basis has an effect on the people here. They are much more welcoming and open to conversation than people on the west side (Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ebisu, etc). All in all, this is a great area. Check out the temple (Senso-ji), get your fortune told at said temple. Grab some Tempura and chill out. Asakusa moves at its own pace.
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3 years ago
My new home
What can I not say that's good about this place. I'm currently on my 3 month stay here and this place has been wonderful. There are many great places to venture off too. They have an amazing looking temple, Asakusa shrine with many little shops to give you that little Japan taste of snacks from all over. The locals are very friendly as well as the many foreigners that you will come across, all there for the same reason you are. The view of Tokyo Skytree is great for dates, some say go in the day I say go at night because you get to see the the bright awaking night of Asakusa. It is pretty expensive though. There are many other places to commute to that have nearby trains that is easy to navigate around. Western and Japanese foods will leave you full. If you ever decide to come to Tokyo stay at Khaosan World guest house. (PLUG) friendly staff and a great place to make some new international friends.
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3 years ago
One of the best areas in Tokyo
I love Asakusa. A wonderful temple, the oldest amusement park in Japan, a great view of Tokyo Skytree, cuisine from all around the world, multiple train stations offering easy access to the rest of Tokyo, walking distance from Ueno, Sumida Park offering cherry blossom viewing in spring, museums, craft shops, workshops, friendly staff in every restaurant, English speakers everywhere, a river, a headquarters for geisha, a headquarters for beer, street performers every weekend, and numerous festivals all year round. I could say more about Asakusa, much more. It really is one of the best places in Tokyo, and perhaps even Japan.
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3 years ago
Must see spot!
Asakusa is one of most traditional place in Tokyo. There is very famous temple, Sensoji. There are many good restaurants there! It is good for lunch!
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