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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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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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Sensoji temple is one of the busiest tourist places and one of the must visit according to many list published online. However if you are going to visit Japan in details and not just passing by and having a taste, you can also skip it,...More

Thank MakkD
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Reviewed yesterday

Another hot spot of Tokyo. Sadly the pagoda is under renovations and we didn't experience the feeling of the place, but it's fine... at the end, life is under construction.

Thank Ruben R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, worth a visit, but beware, the crowds do back it hard to appreciate. I guess you can't stop the selfie takers. And most of them are other Asian nations, so I would have thought they might show so consideration. The Meiji shrine is a...More

Thank mconnor042
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful big temple synonymous with any Tokyo visit. It can get crowded on weekends. Come early or come late. Kannon sits in the middle of the altar. Line up to pray and give offerings. Once you get past the entrance, people will thin out.

Thank singinggigi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful place! The approach to the temple has many stalls selling a variety of trinkets and clothing with the temple being stunning

Thank fameboy67
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place. But don’t do any shoot around the temple. No quality and you can find same items cheaper at akahabara.

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Senso-ji Temple can be accessed from the Asakusa Station for subway. Before we go to the temple, we enter the Kaminarimon Gate and Namikase Shopping Street. The shopping street is full of snacks with affordable price. The temple itself is free from admission.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited a number of temples and shrines in Tokyo, and Senso-ji is one that I recommend visiting. It is a popular place to visit - I remember reading something that said 30 million people visit Senso-ji each year. We took the subway to the...More

Thank FlyAtNIght
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a lovely experience with the Kimono outfit. It’s must-try experience if you were to visit this temple. But you have to bear with the amount of the crowd. It’s massive during noon time and at any day. I came here twice on Friday...More

Thank Asyikin M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing temple...get there early in the morning for a more intimate experience...it was serene and majestic.

Thank Bronzebuddha
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a variety of different museums and galleries. At
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grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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Phuong Thuy N
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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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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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Sunee T
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