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Senso-ji Temple

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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 yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank therosywanderer
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Muzzirenti90
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is pretty. I thought we would only be there a short while, but we ended up spending almost 2 hours here because there was so much to see in the area. Would definitely return.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TayC08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice. It was really crowded when we went but there are lots of sceneries to look at. Different trees and a very nice temple experience with prayers and fortune.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizarah
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BruceThynne126
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keizo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Matt_nz1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DoniC1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in Asakusa and took photos of the temples and the lanterns. Asakusa is a mix of old and new, old buildings and restaurants could easily be found and from Asakusa could see the Sky Tree.

Date of experience: December 2018
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jasper b
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Response from andyfong82 | Reviewed this property |
I believe up to 9pm
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Response from tanm620 | Reviewed this property |
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
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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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