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Senso-ji Temple

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3842-0181
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According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, to the Sumida River only to have it returned to them the next day. This temple located in Tokyo's Asakusa district was built to honor her.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“souvenir shops” (120 reviews)
“fortune telling” (42 reviews)
“asakusa station” (114 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely spot to visit but the crowds of tourist ruined it for me. I would recommend visiting in the evening when it's lit up and more quiet

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit even in Summer when it is a little warmer and humid. A lot of history as you walk through the traditional shopping area and then visit the Temple including the ritual cleansing with smoke. Get your fortunes for Yen 100 and then...More

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Probably the only big temple in Tokyo with meiji-jingu. At the sunset the atmosphere was nice, the souvenir shops is closed and the crowd has gone. I reccomend this moment to visit the location. The temple is closed but you can free visit the area....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A shopping street that leads up to a temple. Make sure to get a photo of the big red lanterns at the gates. A "no photos" is inside the main shrine but most tourists neglect it. Definitely carry cash for the snacks and souvenirs. Super...More

Thank andrewhanhy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great Ancient Temple with magnificent gardens to enjoy. We visited the temple twice once during the day and again a night. To me best time to appreciate it is at night with its glorious colors and lights. I got some fantastic night shots and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to this Temple on Day 1 of my stay in Tokyo. It has such a positive vibe to it. The architecture of the temple is beautiful. It also has a series of shops selling lots of souvenirs for tourists. A must visit when...More

Thank Nikunj S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful temple in the center of tokyo surrounded by many streets for tourist shopping. Unfortunatly the mistic area that should be breathe in this place is ruined by thousands of tourists in the area. A must see anyway.

Thank Marco S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very good place to visit but you rather visit the temple area in the evening since in the morning is chaotic with a massive group of people there

Thank alex c
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very well known temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is a great area with lots of shops and places to eat and you get to view an amazing sight as well. After dark is great for photos and less people but go before...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After getting off the train at Asakusa (ah-saak-saa) Station we followed the Senso-ji Temple exit signs. On the street their we many people promoting rickshaw rides and it was very busy. The temple was a short walk away, past many shopping stalls. The Temple has...More

Thank Wayne N
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playonjakarta
1 July 2018|
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Response from Tan M | Reviewed this property |
You can take the exit 1 or 3.. Or the easiest way you can see on the subway sign board Kaminarimon gate exit.. Kaminarimon Gate is the main gate of Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple (gate with big lantern).. For Hanayashiki... More
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Phuong Thuy N
22 March 2018|
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Response from Katerina K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you can rent one. There are many to buy for decent prices but since I didn't need one I didn't look for it. Sorry that I can't help
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11 March 2018|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
Went on a Saturday. It was pretty busy and crowded, so if you have an issue with crowds I wouldn’t go on a weekend, otherwise the experience wasn’t any less for my husband and me
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