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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Travelers talk about
“souvenir shops” (122 reviews)
“asakusa station” (114 reviews)
“fortune telling” (41 reviews)
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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"souvenir shops"
in 122 reviews
"asakusa station"
in 114 reviews
"fortune telling"
in 41 reviews
"main hall"
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"thunder gate"
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"good luck"
in 55 reviews
"nakamise street"
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"story pagoda"
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"kaminarimon gate"
in 64 reviews
"surrounding area"
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"senso ji"
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"tokyo skytree"
in 82 reviews
"food stalls"
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"japanese culture"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. There are crowds and crowds but for sure a good place especially if you wil not make it to Kyoto.

Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed close to Senso-ji Temple so visited on a few occasions. It was a beautiful temple, very busy though. My Little boy tried his luck with a omikuji. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From Nakamise Shopping Street, you can see Sensō ji shrine. However, this shrine was packed with tourists, so it was very crowded. Overall, it was just like the usual temple in Japan.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very authentic experience and interesting. Went with a guide so I learned more than if I had gone without.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just to get an idea of the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo is not the only reason to visit. Many tourists dress up in traditional costumes to be photographed under the cherry blossom. Families pray to Buddha or to Shinto gods. It is fun to...More

Thank 641jacqueline491
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temple has taken tourist prominence and because of that its so busy that its unreal. Which takes away from the real atmosphere of the shrine. If you want the shinto shrine experience go to nezu just the other side of ueno Park, it had...More

Thank wutan_thai
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I stayed close to this temple but I never visited this place in the morning because it was so crowded. Visiting it at night would somehow be perfect because there were lesser people and you can really get a nice photo of yourself. Outside the...More

Thank youcyn
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must visit when in Tokyo,Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant.temple There is a gate in front of the shopping street and the temple itself with an enormous lantern hanging in it,best in the morning

Thank Sanjeev G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

it’s a perfect place to enjoy the sceneries and the culture! i couldn’t imagine visiting temple could be this interesting

Thank Henny K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sensō-ji is one of the best place which I have visited, among the different Buddhist temples all over. Although there are lots of tourists, you can feel a calming presence once you're in it. It is quite a big place so you can take your...More

Thank tartazrus
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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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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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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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Sunee T
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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
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