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Senso-ji Temple

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's always nice to find something traditional in the heart of somewhere modern. This is a great place to visit

Thank BangkokAndy1976
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As we walked out of the metro station, we saw huge crowd walking in one direction. We wanted to ask someone the direction for Sensoji Temple. Looking at the crowd, we decided not to ask. We only needed to follow them! As we approached the...More

Thank Ghanshyam_51
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed in the neighborhood for 3 nights. Accidently wandered into temple area our first evening. All the shops were closed but the temple area was still bustling with activity. Great for picture taking and getting your fortune told. We went back again the next day...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed yesterday

The signature place for Asakusa area which surround with many interesting restaurant and local handmade and craft shops along side the waking trough the temple. We did not knew the information in history so much as we rather with sightseeing around and love the way...More

Thank Nate_DKE
Reviewed yesterday

the templed is a bit crowded with travelers. Good to go in early morning when it is not crowded. Temples and streets around it shows culture of Japan. It is also fun to visit shops even though you don't like shopping.It is located in north-east...More

Thank Ichiyo M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s worth the trip. Beautiful temple. Great history and location. I will go again if I had the opportunity to visit Japan.

Thank zar22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple and the streets surrounding it are packing with Japanese and foreign travelers. There are lots of shops with souvenirs and snacks that you can look at forever.

Thank ShiningSchnee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sensoji Temple and the hundreds of small shops that surround it is in Asakusa in Tokyo's north-east is very popular with locals and tourists alike and can get very busy the market area that surrounds it fills very quickly in the morning. It is the...More

Thank KVS79
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved how locals and visitors alike dressed in traditional Kimonos walking the Temple grounds and surrounding area. Yes it is moderately crowded but you knew that this is Tokyo so expect to see allot of people. I do love the Japanese for their very kind...More

Thank Tasty T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very large and gorgeous temple, but you can't walk a step without bumping into crowds. The streets leading up are also very touristy. Very impressive but not serene or calm if that is what you are after.

Thank mobetrotter
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
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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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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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
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