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Sensoji Temple

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3842-0181
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Ranked #2 of 67 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

The temple has a real presence in the area and is surrounded by beautiful grounds with plenty of interesting things to see. We walked though this area everyday of our week long stay in Tokyo and found something new and fascinating to see every time.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Actually is a big and beautifull temple, and lucky for us, we can see the traditional praying ceremony at morning. There are several good photography objects inside the temple too. Unfortunately, this temple is becoming the number 1 attraction for tourists. It's not bad, it's just kind of loosing its serenity as a temple. It's crowded and it's noisy. This... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This is such a popular area and once you are caught in the wave of people heading toward the temple one can quickly think that all the souvenir shops lining both sides of the path are all there is in this area. After visiting the temple, be sure to pay your money and select a good / bad fortune from... More 

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Pune
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old temple. Very clean surroundings. Nice street leading to the temple where you can buy small nick knacks. In spite of the rains, lots of people seen here. Must see this temple when in Tokyo.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was lovely, the temple is beautiful and huge and guards let us take photos of the gong and the temple itself, they were very friendly and welcoming even though we couldn't understand each other. The market outside is crowded but varied and a short stroll from the Asakusa line. There are restaurants before you enter and the food is... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is the place where I really felt that I was in Japan. Other than seeing this beautiful temple, you can also see in the area the "jinrikisha" or the human powered rickshaw. You can also try here the variety of street foods especially my favorite "takoyaki". They have the best here. Souvenir items abound and you should have at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love coming here …. Colourful Sensoji temple – a street of wonderfully tacky tourist stalls (though an excellent Woodblock print stall in the middle of them) – some pretty temple gardens and - if you have a bit more time - Kappabashi Food Town nearby.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a very busy temple with people moving every which way. The Temple is lovely and every one is praying and throwing money, but what I like most was the various stores outside, I tried toffee mandarin and my son had toffee strawberries. Just like a toffee apple but the toffee is thin and the fruit is delicious. Also... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a plane to catch in six hours at Haneda International and decided to take the train to Asakusa first to see the Sensoji Temple. It is very easy to find because the Temple is the last stop on the Ginza Line, and once you get to street level it is literally fifty yards to your right when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So many people here but fun. You can buy some souvenir and Japanese traditional snack here but i think the price a little bit expensive. In front of the temple gate, you can found traditional transportation of Japan like a pedicap. The price about ¥500.

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