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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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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 31 August 2016

Many many overpriced food and souvenir stalls; which is to be expected. The Temple buildings are well maintained, quite impressive.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Pros: - Massive temple - Huge decorations that eminate an aura of grandeur - Amazing pagoda - My personal favourite 'traditional' location - Hugely popular and brimming with life - An interesting insight into how seriously the Japanese take their religion - Area between the...More

1  Thank Opolob
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful temple near asakusa which is well worth a visit when in Tokyo and a welcome break from the bright lights and sensory overload of many other parts of Tokyo

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great spirit of traditional Japan. Beautiful temple, surrounded by local market with traditional street food and local gifts. Be sure to visit this place both during the day as well as at night, when lights build special atmosphere.

1  Thank Starlein
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This temple is very crowded during the daytime. I preferred taking photos at night as it was deserted apart from a few tourists.

1  Thank Judelupu
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Senso-Ji temple towards the end of an exhausting day exploring Tokyo. We were very tired but thought we should see it as it came highly recommended in tourist guides. So glad we did!!! The narrow lane of shoos leading to the...More

2  Thank peterw373
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lots of different buildings make up this temple. There are some signs in English which is also helpful.

Thank Oriana M
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This temple and its surrounding area really deserves to to seen and despite it being 'touristy' its a fascinating insight in to a bygone era. The iconic lantern at the Thunder Gate entrance and the main hall shrouded in smoke from incense burning made this...More

1  Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Really enjoyed this temple with the family and we got a lot of souvenirs and snacks in the surrounding area. very cultural place and you can get little nick nacks that the kids can bring home for friends as gifts. Really cool place.

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the top things I really wanted to see in tokyo! Just so beautiful and lively. Amazing!

Thank Sarah S
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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Hi there, what time of day would be best for photography? (I can't see what direction the temple faces) there are a lot of great photos here, but some are very shadowy. Any hints for time of day?
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
Hi, how long would it take to get her from the Yokohama Cruise port? Is there easy to use public transportation?
15 March 2017|
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Response from rajitha_wijekoon | Reviewed this property |
Train lines are the best to travel in Japan.I think You can use train to go there.
When you were there, had they started any kind renovations yet? I read there will be through Sept 2017, I just want to be sure before I go in that direction. Thanks if you can help
8 January 2017|
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Response from Teh S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, When I went there, the renovation work is only started at the Asakusa metro station which is the underground level. Other than that, all buildings , streets and Sensoji have not yet been affected. I must recommend... More