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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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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 24 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed walking around by the temple every day while I was staying in Asakusa. Very lively with people during the day and peaceful at night.

Thank CindyLynne5
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you like old temples little shops and fun food, then this is the place when you have just a day in Tokyo! You can even take a ride on a rickshaw! Great time!

2  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The temple is beautiful, but the area is way too overcrowded! The pagoda was under construction during my visit so I didn't the opportunity to see it. Near the Asakusa line.

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was a fun enough experience despite the title. But seriously as with all religion, the opportunity to make money is never far away. It is a lovely looking temple and the grounds were pretty. But the highlight is the souvenirs and food. You just...More

1  Thank lanceheng
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Senso-ji Temple combines both the religious and commercial sides of Tokyo that one should experience. The temple is a great place to come and see worshippers at the shrine. There is a large incense cauldron that people believe the smoke from it improves your...More

1  Thank winterebel
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited the Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple) and surrounding area. This is a popular tourist spot with easy access via Tsukuba Express train. Besides the temple buildings and temple grounds, which are very picturesque, there a tons of merchant stands to buy just about anything...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Granted, the temple is a beautiful piece of art and statues, colours and carvings are amazing, but all the mess around the temple turned an holy place in a flat, commercial and low level bazar. Only few shops offers real quality items and most of...More

1  Thank GianChef1973
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Senso Ji Temple is an experience and combines the tacky Tokyo tourist shops with an amazing Buddhist temple. It's easy to get to from the train station via the Ginza line to Asakusa exit 1. The temple itself is beautiful and the surrounding gardens offer...More

1  Thank Dubaim0m
Reviewed 21 August 2016

From the train station, there is a nice walk along Nakamise Street. As we approached the main entrance at the Kaminarimon Gate, there is an large imposing red Lantern with statues of the Shinto gods Fūjin and Raijin. Fūjin is the the god of wind...More

1  Thank Dale C
Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you only have time to visit one temple in Tokyo....please make sure you visit this temple. It's crowded but worth visiting it. It's beautiful and you will find this temple unique. Come hungry and taste some snacks before or after visiting the temple.

1  Thank Tienne2001
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jenny2222
Hi there, what time of day would be best for photography? (I can't see what direction the temple faces) there are a lot of great photos here, but some are very shadowy. Any hints for time of day?
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
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Jolene912
Hi, how long would it take to get her from the Yokohama Cruise port? Is there easy to use public transportation?
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.
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curiousgeorgegal71
When you were there, had they started any kind renovations yet? I read there will be through Sept 2017, I just want to be sure before I go in that direction. Thanks if you can help
8 January 2017|
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Response from Teh S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, When I went there, the renovation work is only started at the Asakusa metro station which is the underground level. Other than that, all buildings , streets and Sensoji have not yet been affected. I must recommend... More
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