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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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If you want to skip the crowds, go in the late evening. Most nights as things start shutting down early, and with its closure the crowd thins out.
In my mind, the nighttime view was much more spectacular, as its vibrancy stood out more by...More
This place is a must visit in Tokyo and the Shrine and its surroundings are very pretty. If you don't like busy places then this place is not for you. Also I would highly recommend the street food, I had the fried chicken and the...More
Come hungry and bring lots of cash. The path from the train station to the temple is lined with shops and food stalls. Do not miss the takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (cabbage pancakes), they are spectacular here.
Surprisingly, when I booked our hotel around the corner from this temple, I hadn't read anything about Senso-ji Temple. Only when our taxi driver told us about it, did we decide to visit one of the most visited temples in the world!
We walked to...More
If you like being in a crowd like in Shinjyuku,Shibuya, you would love this place.
Anyway regardles of your likings, you cannot omit this place as this is No.1 famous spot in Tokyo. Current Kaminarimon was donated by Mr. Kohnosuke Matsushita,founder of Panasonic in 1960...More
This was a real highlight of the day, we made our way here on the metro which was really easy to use and walked through many cool shops to get to the temple. The shops here are good and not always selling cheap stuff -...More
This is must see if your visiting Tokyo, get there early as it gets very busy later in the day, cool little street leading up to the temple that you can pick up some nice street food and souvenirs, great history and amazing architecture. Cool...More
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
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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
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 is the left side of Sensoji Area (when you facing to Sensoji Temple).. If i'm not wrong,there are 3 gates... But just Kaminarimon Gate is the most important one...