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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

This Buddhist temple is located very close to Asakusa Station. Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple and it is just beautiful. It is on the to do list of all the traveller, so as you can expect it was very crowded. The Markets around the temple...More

Thank MGundem
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting on a weekend, I found the temple very crowded with tourists and worshipers. People moved through very quickly, so it was easy enough to see. A large screen separated the first court from the inner court where ceremonies were underway. The view from the...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are so many people visiting during weekends, that the temple is hard to see. However, the whole area with its shops and restaurants may deserve a visit. Check out the restaurants in the area, and you will find some of the finest in Tokyo....More

Thank Colesterol
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Senso-ji is ancient Japanese Temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Buddhist religious ceremonies are held regularly inside the temple. Also a lot of traditional shops sell diverst goods and food.

Thank Samira M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most popular and colourfull Tokyo's temple. Located in asakusa. Do not forget to wear your favourite yukata to get the vibe of tourist feeling. Hehehee

Thank aihaibara27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last time I was there is 30 years ago, no charges, still tons of eating places and souvenir shopping It's always crowded but a must for the Tokyo visitor Easy to reach by train and a short walk

Thank landueli
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's very easy to go get here by subway and you can walk to the Tokyo Sky Tree within a few minutes. This temple you can visit even in nighttime. Woww that's great, isn't it?

Thank matt7612
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little boring. Once you have seen one temple you have seen them all. If you have the time though like we did you may as well visit them

Thank Aleks L
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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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