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“Always pray here before visiting other parts of Tokyo”
Review of Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple
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US$55.46*
and up
Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo
Ranked #3 of 486 things to do in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Good to experience the japanese culture and also you can enjoy the snacks along the way. As the compound is rather big, it can hold a huge amount of tourist before it gets too crowded.

Thank Lai F
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

in this place you can find a large and beautiful temple. lots of exotic places there to take pictures. the temple area is close to many choices of restaurants and hotels. it is also close to asakusa station. For tMuslim, there are some halal restaurants that can be found around this region. the temple is also close to Asakusa Nakamise, which is a shopping area for tourists.

Thank fadilannisa a
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I finally made it to this temple on my 3rd Tokyo trip. Its an enjoyable walk off the subway down a long pathway, open air stalls on either side. Many foreigners and locals alike use this location as the backdrop to take photographs dressed in traditional kimono. The temple itself is packed almost all year round but there is still a sense of respect and recognition by most visitors. If you don't have the opportunity to visit the beautiful kyoto temples, this might be the next best thing.

Thank jdbsays
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We were impressed with the architecture of this temple and the shopping street/market adjacent to it.

A must visit when in Tokyo, but be prepared for lots of crowds!

This is also a short walk to the skytree, so worth visiting both during the same morning/afternoon.

Thank CharlotteKirsch
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Well it would be - we went on the Sunday at the start of Golden Week

The walk through the spoofs leading up to the temple can be nice. There are plenty of 'tat' shops and lots of food but aloof them are some real gems of interesting small units

The temple itself is very nice but don't expect a serene experience. On the whole the visiting crowds, even 'locals', were very disrespectful of the slave they were in, far more than anywhere we have been in 3 months of travelling

We were fortunate in that the linked Treasures House and gardens were open whilst we were there and most people aren't bothered with these

Thank PipPaul W
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