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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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Amazing place to visit, temple is a place whrere you get peace and thats why I myself like to visit atleast one whenever im visiting a new place. And im glad i chose this one on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to visit, temple is a place whrere you get peace and thats why I myself like to visit atleast one whenever im visiting a new place. And im glad i chose this one on my trip to tokyo...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure to come early as tour busses begin to pile in quickly. It is hard to walk around when it is crowded there are so many shops and street food to pick from that you will truly enjoy your visit here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful temple that is worth a visit if it's your first visit to Tokyo. But be prepared for the crowd as there are busloads of people coming here every hour. You won't be able to capture a shot or selfie without someone appearing in your photos. Visit on a weekday when there are much less people. I managed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Senso-Ji Temple is in a major area in Tokyo. It was originally founded in 628 but the current version was built in 1692 to be fireproof. The story says that 2 fisherman brothers found a golden statue of the goddess Kannon in their nets. At the moment of discovery a golden dragon danced from heaven to earth. The 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Many tourist only stop for photo-ops at the front. Go past the famous entrance and walk through the shops on the way to the temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited during the afternoon and it was very busy. Definitely worth it though, especially with Asakusa market being so close by too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Place plenty of life! Shops of all kinds with good prices to buy souvenirs, a huge lantern, one of the tallest pagodas and a temple. Really worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a magnificent experience visiting this the oldest temple in Tokyo, with a history going back to 628 when two brothers found the statue of Kannon in their net while fishing in the Sumida River. The head of there village then turned his home into a small temple so people could come and pray to Kannon and as they say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are the type of person who enjoys the silence and dwell to the temple aura, go here by early morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. Just made the right decision to stay in the Asakusa area during my Tokyo visit and pass this temple every day. Never get bored as it seems that I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a mass of people moving as one flow like a school of fish up river, that's how it felt as we moved around Asakusa on festival day. Saying that it was brilliant as everyone was in a joyous mood and the number of people in traditional costume made it all look so colourful. The temple was one of... More 

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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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