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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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  • Poor1%
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“asakusa station” (105 reviews)
“thunder gate” (56 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely, living Shinto temple. The temple itself is beautiful, with well crafted adornments, but the best thing about the visit are the people. Try to visit during the weekend, as thats when japanese young girls rent colorful traditional kimonos and come here to pray....More

Thank Bogusz O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even at 9am on a Sunday there were huge crowds. From the Thunder Gate down Nakamise Street right up to the Hozomon Gate's the entrance to the temple grounds it was elbow to elbow people.. It thinned out by the fortune stands, fountain and incense...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best temple in Tokyo to visit. Beautiful and action oriented, along with good shopping and great neighborhood.

Thank Hotodogu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensoji temple is the most famous temple in Japan and a must visit place when you in Tokyo. Located at Asakusa, lots of interesting things you can do here. (1) Many small souvenirs shops (selling keychains, fans, kimono) and food stalls (mochi, rice skewers) available...More

Thank HarisNazir17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wi visited the temple on Sunday when the nearby market, main passage and the gardens were overcrowded. It is somehow relaxing to learn the culture, lots of people traditionally dressed but also a very traditional Japanese architecture. All very beautifully overwhelming. A must see n...More

Thank Piotr O
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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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
Panda A
19 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.
18 April 2017|
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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