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Senso-ji Temple

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About
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
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+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our family of four enjoyed this temple and surrounding area. We enjoyed picking a fortune for 100 yen and performing the cleaning ritual. We attended on a week day and crowds were minimal. Make sure you also wander the side streets. I returned for another...More

Thank penny l
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Include a visit to this beautiful but always crowded temple in a walking tour of the Asakusa area. It’s quite interesting to walk around the neighborhood as well. It’s also fun to see women dressed in traditional attire for a visit to the temple. Definitely...More

Thank Sine-Wave
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see in Tokyo - large and interesting temple - can get busy tho. Plenty shops and eateries round about too.

Thank glennharrold
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a large impressive Buddhist temple and a much smaller Shinto temple next door. Obviously the large one attracted all the attention from a very sizable crowd of visitors. We were told how to make a pray in both styles. FYI I would really...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temple is one of the highlights in Tokyo. The complex is really beautiful and impressive and the experience includes good food shops and souvenir stores. Try to arrive early before the crowds, because it can get really packed.

Thank Fernanda R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spend an hour in the place. Many things to shop etc katana sword, keychains, snacks etc. The highlight will be the temple n the size. Good for photos. See many young couple with traditional kimono. Reach there at 1030am, crowded.

Thank Edwin Khoo Sek H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place. Amazing architecture and lovely layout. Unfortunately, all this gets spoiled by thousands of tourists walking around/ shouting taking photos etc. I went on a weekday , I don’t want to know how crazy and loud it’ll get on a weekend. Beware...More

Thank Tobi1985
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to visit, going through the crowded streets with shops. We ended up spending a decent amount of time here. The place is equally beautiful but crowd sparses out by evening. There are also a number of good ramen spots close by.

Thank mchayel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Senso-Ji is a really nice temple complex in the middle of a suburban area surrounded by shops, food stores etc. when I arrive (about 9am) it was still rather empty but on leaving one of temples, I found that the place had suddenly became very...More

Thank Dinadan
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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playonjakarta
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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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Phuong Thuy N
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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
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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
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