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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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“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"
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"asakusa station"
in 114 reviews
"fortune telling"
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"main hall"
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"thunder gate"
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"good luck"
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"nakamise street"
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"story pagoda"
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"kaminarimon gate"
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"surrounding area"
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"senso ji"
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"tokyo skytree"
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"food stalls"
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"japanese culture"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 2 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the little souvenir shops. Lots of food stalls too. The temple itself is beautiful. I followed the instructions & drew my fortune! I don’t know if it’s my gypsy heritage, but it seemed to ring true.. I will frame it when I get home....More

Thank Debcox66
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, there’s so much going on before you even get to the temple from the easily accessible Asakusa metro stop, quaint shops and market stalls. The temple itself is quite small but worth going

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sensoji Temple was a fun mix of culture and shopping! Obviously it is very touristy, but you've got the temple on one hand, with its iconic gates to admire and wishes to be made at the temple; and on the other hand, there are rows...More

Thank Sidney1013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is very nice and peaceful. Once entered you have a great sense of positive feeling and its also a great way to engage with the local pilgrims. Its full of history and rich in Japanese culture. A must visit when in Tokyo!

Thank Darsh10
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful combination of a big shrine, a pagoda (no entrance) and a nice couple hundred metres walk all the way towards it through authentic shopping stalls with souvenirs and snacks. There is a gate in front of the shopping street and the temple itself...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a real japanese temple, great garden, pagoda, great lampoons and gates. In the night superb illuminated.

Thank Aarmans
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the better temples to visit in Japan, street food and plenty of spaces to rest. Get there before the crowds, best in the morning.

Thank Monica L
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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
22 March 2018|
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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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