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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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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.
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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
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
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
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
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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
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 is the left side of Sensoji Area (when you facing to Sensoji Temple).. If i'm not wrong,there are 3 gates... But just Kaminarimon Gate is the most important one...