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Senso-ji Temple

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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3842-0181
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of...
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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A dazzling Senso-ji at night

Another delightful building of Tokyo although the famous Nakamise Street was near closing and the main building was closed to visitors (after 5-530pm). However, the Hozomon Gate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Another delightful building of Tokyo although the famous Nakamise Street was near closing and the main building was closed to visitors (after 5-530pm). However, the Hozomon Gate is more impressive compare to seeing it on photo. The temple has different look once the light is on at night. Will recommend to experience both day-time and night-time at Senso-ji.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nice temple, lots of interesting shrines nearby and it is at the end of a lovely market street which is well worth exploring

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

this temple is really really busy but its totally worth a see. you can even go into some of it. there are lots of little market stalls along the way to the temple and some food stalls also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place a must see in Asakusa. Nakimise shopping street leading up to the temple is filled with traditional souvenier shops. Matsuri in May is fantastic very close to transport link easy access to sky tree.

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Knivsta, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A little gem. Even though most of it is fairly newly built it is a shrine with lots of history and some tranquility inside the hectic city. It was not particuralry crowded when we were there (a monday before lunchtime) but I assume it can be rather crowded and thus not very peaceful. The long row of small shops from... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Traditional Japanese temple with giant red lanterns. Was more on the touristy side compared to other temples we visited, but still very cool nonetheless. Nice street of little shops as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Before visiting the Senso-Ji Temples make sure you read up on its relevance and history. This makes it much more interesting. Also arrive early as we did (7am) as there are no crowds. People/ crowds began arriving at around 8am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went on a rainy day, but well worth it. Lots of souvenir stall on the way in. Managed to get a few bargains. Grounds and temple were beautiful but very busy, especially with everyone and their umbrellas !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant a wonderful experience and the massive volume of people attending is astounding. The food market and activities well worth visiting. Shoulder to shoulder people a bit tough but a beautiful temple, we visited during day also hotel 100m awary - fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Senso-ji is Temple is impressive and well worth a visit, but it's the Asakusa area that makes this a mandatory stop on any visit to Tokyo. You will see nicer temples in Kyoto and if you are looking for peace and spirituality you should go elsewhere (in Tokyo, the Meji-jingu feels more peaceful, for example). With the surrounding shopping... More 

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Address: Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3842-0181
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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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 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.
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