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“This is a place worth visiting” 5 of 5 stars
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Sensoji Temple
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3842-0181
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Ranked #2 of 64 Attractions in Taito
4.5 of 5 stars 1,630 Reviews
Type: Cultural
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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 the next day. This temple located in Tokyo's Asakusa district was built to honor her.
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“This is a place worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The temple is good, loads of souvenir shops enroute. Post the temple on the left side there are a lot of road side eateries, they are clean and present a wide variety of food- Banana in Chocolate Sauce!, Sea Food, Corn on the Cob, Hot Bakes Potato! The price is reasonable!

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We went many times over our time in Tokyo as we stayed just near the grounds of the Temple. See it at different times of the day, if you can. In the mornings it's so serene and at night it's like a completely different place. Fantastic!

Visited April 2012
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“Worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I like it very much The temple is impressive and beautiful, and nakamise-dori (the street which leads to the temple) is really bustling and the little shops are fun.
It is very crowded in the afternoon but I think if you go early it shouldn't be so bad.

Visited February 2013
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“Very crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

A beautiful temple in it's own right and worth a visit if Tokyo is your only stop but it's extremely crowded. Don't bother if Kyoto is also on your intinerary - the temples are way more impressive there.

Visited January 2013
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“The bustling heart of Tokyo's East End”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Sensoji Temple is the grand, gaudy heart of Tokyo's traditional Asakusa area. The gate alone is famous in itself - go past it, then past the almost endless row of stalls selling food and souvenirs, to get to the temple itself. It's less about the temple's history and architecture (impressive as they are) than about getting a taste of boistrous, old-style Tokyo street life.

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