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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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  • Average10%
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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 yesterday

Beautifully renovated temple, with hordes of tourists and devotees alike. It's located at the end of Nakamise street, which is in itself a greta place to visit. Seeing the temple itself won't take long, but be prepared to spend a few hours roaming the streets...More

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and free temple to visit. There are meant people here, also in the streets near to the temple. But it is really worst the visit because the buildings on the site are gorgeous.

Thank François V
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful temple complex in the center of Tokyo (Asakusa district, Taito ward) and a must-see attraction. It must be one of the great temples in Tokyo with temples, pagoda, halls, shrines, gates, traditional shops and more... Excellent!

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Senso-ji or Asakusa Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Tokyo that is definitely worth a visit. With its gigantic gate and pagoda as well as an interesting shopping street within its vicinity, the temple offers more than just a religious location. Easily...More

Thank Vignes C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sensoji Temple was absolutely beautiful. My boyfriend and I were searching for a temple to visit during our whole stay in Japan and finally found this one on our last day. The place is filled with locals who are praying. The amount of culture,...More

Thank VanessaInky
Reviewed 1 week ago

The front is the Kaminarimon Gate/Hozomon with statues of the guardian gods. I would have to warn you that this place is crowded but it's worth to visit. You immediately see Nakamise Dori shopping street as you walk past the Kamininarimon gates/Hozomon and you will...More

1  Thank Xianz90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple complex and all the structures are very impressive. However beware of the shopping street leading up to the temple from Asakusa-Dori - definitely aimed at the tourist trade!

Thank NJain1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of souvenirs shop around it, and the temple itself gives you what you expect from a temple in japan. Nothing really special actually, but still, worth for you guys who plan to travel to asakusa area and drop by for a quick snap and...More

Thank KingsenYan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this stop very much even though we were only there for 30 to 60 minutes. The walkway from the parking lot was beautiful itself. Very clean restrooms with a unique and modern design. We were fortunate to see a wedding party visiting. Buildings...More

Thank Jidgipidgi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Senso-ji Temple is a wonderful place to see, being the oldest temple in Tokyo. There are a lot of other people though that also want to see the temple so be prepared for crowds! It's worth it.

Thank Leela888
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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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
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.