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“Impressive (but crowded) temple complex”
Review of Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple
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USD 54.60*
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Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo
Ranked #3 of 486 things to do in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was listed as a "must see" in our guidebook, and I agree that it is an impressive temple. It expands to include other areas to walk through, small shrines and statues that are interesting to see. My three teenagers enjoyed burning incense and making wishes in the main building. Definitely a memorable experience, enhanced by the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom in April! Many people came in traditional Japanese kimonos - maybe for photo shoots? - and this was interesting to see as well.

Thank HeidiCalifornia
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This place gets busy especially on Sundays, but worth a visit. The place was buzzy with snack stall from the gate to the temple. There were several sections to visit and lots of interesting bits.
You need to spend more time here to soak up the atmosphere. Try and come here when you are hungry as there are lots of snacks to enjoy.

Thank Ishiarusha
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

WE were there on a sunday and there were lots of japanese tourists so it was pretty croweded but nevertheless nice...of course if you have seen the Kyoto temples this will not impress you but for us it was the first temple so it was nice!!

Thank pentericcia
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It’s definitely worth a visit but it is extremely busy. The buildings are stunning but there wasn’t as much to do or see here as we had hoped. Maybe best not to plan too many hours here.

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I love Japan's temples and shrines. Because this is one of the biggest, it's one of the most touristy. The floods of people made it impossible to appreciate the beauty of the shrine inside the temple. In addition, people were largely ignoring the no photographs signs which is quite disrespectful.

I recommend visiting the palace garden which costs about 300¥ to enter. That was very beautiful and included some impressive indoors Japanese art.

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