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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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“souvenir shops” (117 reviews)
“asakusa station” (105 reviews)
“thunder gate” (56 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Been in Tokyo several times and this always go into our itinerary. I guess the visit is not complete if a visit to Senso-ji is not included. The shops around the temple is a haven for those looking for gifts to bring home and souvenirs....More

Thank Onad C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see tourist attraction in Tokyo. Lots of history and traditional buildings. Lotd of food places nearby as well as gift shops

Thank Adi R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice temple, very crowded of course, but not so different from other temples. Can easily be skipped unless you're a particular temple enthusiast.

Thank JonDoe04134
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Meiji Shrine the day before our visit to Senso-ji and my daughter pointed out that Meiji had a water feature where you wash your hands and drink the water to cleanse your spirit. Senso-ji features an incense (fire) well to do the same....More

Thank Adrienne H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the temple. It is spectacular. The neighborhood around the template is also fun or sightseeing and shopping

Thank FT3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Senso-Ji temple was stunning and vibrant, it was bright and stood our among the crowd, it really showed the culture of Japan! It was extremely busy, so if you don't like crowds then steer away. But otherwise then please visit and soak in the culture...More

Thank Shannon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple,but it can get very busy on the main entrance to the venue. It’s a 15/20 minute walk from the sky tree and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jacqueline W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a guide- well worth it to further one's understanding of Buddhist/Shinto religious culture. Read the story boards; they are well translated. Take time to look from all angles, and come early am or at dusk/after dark as well. The feel is quite...More

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful temple in a nice area with a lot of shops and restaurants - you could spend hours here - you need to visit this place.

Thank Peder A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike accessing temples elsewhere we felt at ease to enter and look at the temple inside. Good surroundings and photogenic locations, and if you find the right angle you might see some of the old.

Thank Moe_XII
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Sunee T
24 August 2017|
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Response from JEFF D | Reviewed this property |
Going to sound funny but use google maps it will show you the Exact trains you need to be on. That's what I did worked wonders
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Panda A
18 July 2017|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
Even on a weekday, 1pm will be busy. The temple is always open so get there early in the morning. The only problem is that the stalls lining the path to the temple, will be closed. I would get there before 10am or after 6pm.
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jenny2222
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Response from FoodCritic89 | Reviewed this property |
depends on how you want the lighting - rainy day would give one perspective, full to partly cloudy you would get overhead sun. I have been there during different times and have pictures with all sort of lighting... More
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