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Senso-ji Temple

Open Now: 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the temple on our first day in Tokyo and were impressed by the culture. The temple is located in Asakusa and is easily spotted. An extremely short walk from the metro station -Asakusa. With a huge red lantern, the temple welcomes all for worshippers...More

Thank Shellylovesburgers
Reviewed 2 days ago

nice place to visit. Follow your way through the crowded street with shops and you arrive. opposite of gate, there is the tourist information and they have a nice viewpoint on the 8th floor. For free

Thank Mathijn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s incredible - culture on every street on the way to the Temple. Not too busy on a Sunday in September either. Lots of locals in traditional dress, incense burning in the air. Street food vendors and ice cream burgers everywhere. Go visit.

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited mid summer and it was sooooo crowded. Walking up the main street to the temple was difficult. The temple and surrounding buildings were majestic.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One has to visit this temple because of its significance to Tokyo but we found it far to busy to fully enjoy the tranquility of the environment

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is from another world it is really a sacred place to visit beautiful and colourful you really get to embrace Japanese culture, also a bonus is you get to see Japanese woman dressed up in kimonos and they are so beautiful it is...More

Thank KniaH1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Surreal for sure... don’t miss it it... try their special made on spot jam bean buns in the near streets ... absolutely delicious!

Thank Sonja Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

The temple complex and shopping stall area is great. But I would recommend planning your trip and coming an non-peak hours, perhaps in the early morning. I'd visited about 5 years ago, and stayed in the area, and was able to visit at non-peak hours....More

Thank Joelamountain
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Undoubtedly, this is the most touristy area in Asakusa. Been here before, and it’s always nice to be back. Nakamise shopping street is always fun and of course, the visit to the temple is at its best. This time, my husband and I got to...More

Thank abba25
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an incredibly beautiful temple, although it is insanely busy. I've seen pictures of it on an evening and it seems a lot quieter, so for anybody that doesn't like crowds - maybe visit after dark?

Thank mbetowler
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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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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