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Senso-ji Temple

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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“fortune telling”(44 reviews)
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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 today

A little too crowded when we visited, but still good for photo-taking and getting to know other religious beliefs. I was hoping to purchase charms/beads but there aren't many choices.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RussDeGuzman
Reviewed today

A temple that everyone visits - or actually you just take a look inside. Very international atmosphere, lots of souvenirs in nearby in Nakamisedori.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed yesterday

Seemed like everyone likes to visit this place when they traveled to Tokyo. It's a temple but along the street, there are many shops. Souvenir shops, street food shops. Good for photography but not good to go during wet weather as there is no shelter....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JemnJo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing historic temple with loads of crowds and tourists stands before the temple. A must see while visiting Tokyo. Make sure you read up on the temple before you visit so you can fully appreciate this magnificent building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SydPirateDave
Reviewed yesterday

We spent some time walking around the site which covered a large area. As well as the temple there were other sites of interest and gardens to walk through too. Well worth a visit and there are stalls selling gifts and food along the way

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy in the morning from 10am onwards. Best to come earlier if you’d like to avoid crowds. Despite the human traffic, still found zen in some corners. Definitely worth a visit for the history behind the temple and checking your fortune with the Omikuji....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank missfiona18
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice temple with lots of souvenirs to buy. easy access from subway, near the sky tree. maybe a bit crowded, but nice place to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HdWong
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to this temple 10 years ago and wanted to visit it again to see if they have changed. It is still as lovely as ever with the old world charm feeling. So if you want to ask for something, you just drop a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chow E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's not so much the shrine that's the centre of attention but the stalls lining the street leading to the shrine, selling kitsch and not-so-kitsch souvenirs and various snacks. It's crowded but I guess that adds to the atmosphere. Also you'll see many ladies in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sychim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the temple around late afternoon. Weather was very cooling and the temple is simply amazing. Temple still has its authentic traditional facade and its nice to take some nice photographs there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brianmN4513XT
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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 tanm620 | 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 Embryne | 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