Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa

Senso-ji Temple
4.5
06:30 - 17:00
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 17:00
Friday
06:30 - 17:00
Saturday
06:30 - 17:00
Sunday
06:30 - 17:00
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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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Neighbourhood: 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 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.
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Chirpy
Los Angeles, CA189 contributions
Family
Well preserved. Beautiful. Inspiring. Nice walk among the shrines. People making offerings and praying. Surrounded by a bustling city, it’s a respite to rest here and take in the experience.
Written 19 June 2022
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BoulderNut
Sonoma, CA967 contributions
Couples
We came here on our first day in Tokyo so we didn’t have to compare. Looking back, we found the crowds hard to move around unless your very patient. Suggest going early. Shops and crowds everywhere. Helpful to do some homework beforehand as signage is difficult. Go if you can but many others will be along the tourist trail too. We actually went in Oct 2019 but did not complete review.
Written 7 June 2022
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Sharon B
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Couples
I created an account specifically so I could review this wonderful temple. What an absolutely beautiful place to be and the atmosphere was really special.

There are multiple restaurants/cafés in the area and places to buy souvenirs.
Written 21 May 2022
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Miyuu99
Kawasaki, Japan62 contributions
Solo
It is the most traditional and famous temple in Asakusa. There is a large lantern at the Kaminarimon Gate in front of the gate, and the picture of the dragon at the bottom of this lantern has power. There are many souvenir shops on both sides of the approach to the temple, and you can enjoy it just by looking at it.
Written 6 May 2022
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
Family
Probably the most famous temple of Tokyo. Many come to pay respect to Kannon, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Many bring back small Buddha images and Yantra for good luck.
Written 27 January 2022
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izyphotos
Mascot, Australia708 contributions
Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda, trails of incense and vast eaves will take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by. The Kaminari-mon (lightning gate), long promenade (Nakamise Dori) and the temple itself are some of the biggest tourist attractions in the city.
Written 5 January 2022
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Taito, Japan1,515 contributions
Family
Sensoji Temple in Tokyo Asakusa
Hatsumoude(first visit of the year to a shrine)
In Japan, it is customary to visit temples and shrines on New Year's Day.(Oshogatsu)
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Written 1 January 2022
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Miki B
Irvine, CA4 contributions
If you have a short time in Tokyo, this temple is must visit. It is beautiful at night with lights up too. I recommend visiting during the day because the shops around here are so unique.
Written 2 September 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy544 contributions
When we talk about the capital city of Japan, the first things coming up to our minds are skyscrapers, juvenile trends, technology and modernity, and we forget the “old soul” of this crazy city.
Well, that’s right, in the recent years it became a bit too much touristic, but it still has its charm.
You also can rent a kimono and pretend to have a journey to the past to Ancient Japan!
Written 26 June 2021
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Jimmy Chai
Singapore313 contributions
This is right behind Hozomon. If you come here during new year eve for celebration. you will stack in crowd like us
Written 28 March 2021
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