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Sensoji Temple

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0032, Japan
+81 3-3842-0181
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As featured in 3 days in Tokyo
Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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. « less
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Sensoji Temple is located in Asakusa, which used to be the most important entertainment area in Tokyo. It's a beautiful temple, with an adjacent pagoda and beautiful gardens. The area is extremely lively, always packed with tourists and locals. Having stayed in a hotel nearby, I had the opportunity to see the place at different days of the week... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

One of two temples I visited during my stay in Tokyo. Where as Meiji Jingu was quiet and peaceful, Sensoji was lively and exciting. There was huge crowd at the temple when I visited, both locals, native tourists, and international tourists. The temple grounds was extremely beautiful, featuring traditional gardens. The temple itself was very lively, there was a large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

the site is very beautiful plus there is many store for food or local product. you can buy special cake or chocolate. you can buy signature tokyo bag or ornament

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although it is always jam packed with tourists this busyness can add to the fun of Sensoji Temple. Make sure for 100yen you get your fortune as you near the temple entrance as they have them in English.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We decided to spend our last day in Tokyo with a visit to this Temple. Read that there were many vendors and shops along way to the Temple. We were not disappointed and in fact impressed with the number of quality goods and food items to purchase. Found a good pair of geta slippers at reasonable price. We also found... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took the 30 minute walk here after visiting the Tokyo Skytree. There are lots of things to see and do. Make sure you make a wish and read your fortune! Also, take some time to was through Asakusa and get your fill of souvenir shopping. There aren't many other other places in Tokyo with this sort of concentration of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just beautiful and dont forget to make a wish and see your destiny. It only cost of few yen and was great. The temple although busy is worth walking around. We also saw ladies in traditional japanese dress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You have to walk a fair bit to reach the main place from parking. Japan historic is all over the place. During my visit there was a Japaneses marriage going on. One of the must visit to view the Japan culture and history.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a beautiful and historic temple that has roots going back to the earliest times in Edo (old Tokyo). The temple has been rebuilt many times, most recently after Allied bombing during WW2. The approach through the Kaminarimon Gate, both inspires and distracts, as Nakamise-dori, the street you approach on, is all shops selling souvenirs and trinkets. There is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Second time round and still amazing. Love it. It's a busy area with shops selling tourist wares but the temple has a serenity about it. Very safe area and a must temple to visit.

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