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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 66 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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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This so important and interesting Buddhist temple is located in Asakusa, a particular and typical area, rich of souvenirs and food shops. The architecture of the temple is particular of this kind of temple, mainly in red. You cannot enter in the prayer area, but you can take a look of it from outside. Before the main building you can... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This place is just awesome. I absolutely love the traditional architecture. It was extremely busy with many tourists, but still, it was a great experience. Many great photo opportunities. This area, is also fantastic for shopping too, especially if you want all the touristy stuff! Highly recommended!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Entering this temple complex through the massive torii gate is quite an experience. While the huge crowds take some getting used to, the incredible architecture of the buildings cannot be ignored. I quite enjoyed watching religious tourists/worshipers going about their rituals. If you are looking for gifts/souvenirs, there are plenty of stalls/shops lining the alleys adjacent to the complex -... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

You can see lots of people here. It's interesting to see their culture, follow what they do to have a feel of it. There is also traditional feel to it as leading up to the temple is a Traditional japanese shopping street. You can find lots of interesting and nice stuff here. And if during summer, its quite common to... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Sensoji Temple is a beautiful temple. The temple is really beautiful during at night. The five story pagoda is cool. However, the pagoda doors were closed when we went there. I believe it is closed to the public. Nakamise-dori, the street leading from the Thunder Gate to the Sensoji Temple itself, is lined with small shops. Great for souvenir shopping... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful and easy to get to. Crowded, busy, but interesting to see. Great photo ops, not forgetting this is a shrine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Such a fantastic place for Photo opportunities and spiritual experience. There are loads of souvenir type stalls/shops with a great selection of merchandise. We found the shopkeepers and people of the area very welcoming and helpful compared with other areas of Tokyo. All ages seemed to be enjoying the area.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I visited this place in the afternoon, this place a little bit crowd that days. This place have a big temple and high-tower. There are so many great spot to take pic. One interesting entertainment that day was a monkey show. In the corner of the temple there was a man with a mic speaking in local language and direct... More

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fantastic finds all around this temple. Also, great iced green tea. It was extremely hot when I was there in August and the cold tea was fantastic. The temple itself was beautiful. I loved the gate, pagoda, and grounds as well. If you go to Tokyo, you must go to Asukusa and the Sensoji temple.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sensoji Temple is located beautifully in Tokyo, A wonderful opportunity to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Tokyo. Lovely temples surrounded by high decorated ceilings and an array of small shops makes for a wonderful experience. Nearby is a lovely Japanese Garden. Well worth a few hours of your time in Tokyo

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