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Senso-ji Temple

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We started the visit from the Kaminarimon, which is the main gate entrance to Senso-ji Temple, where there was a large crowd of visitors gathered. The Kaminarimon is very striking, with a giant red paper lantern (which was donated by the founder of Panasonic) in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Alvin_83
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great temple and I enjoyed the time we spent here. Well worth the visit, you can also cost the nearby market and taste some wonderful food.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 650edwardt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to skip the crowds, go in the late evening. Most nights as things start shutting down early, and with its closure the crowd thins out. In my mind, the nighttime view was much more spectacular, as its vibrancy stood out more by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank therosywanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must visit in Tokyo and the Shrine and its surroundings are very pretty. If you don't like busy places then this place is not for you. Also I would highly recommend the street food, I had the fried chicken and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Muzzirenti90
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pretty. I thought we would only be there a short while, but we ended up spending almost 2 hours here because there was so much to see in the area. Would definitely return.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TayC08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice. It was really crowded when we went but there are lots of sceneries to look at. Different trees and a very nice temple experience with prayers and fortune.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizarah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come hungry and bring lots of cash. The path from the train station to the temple is lined with shops and food stalls. Do not miss the takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (cabbage pancakes), they are spectacular here.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank BruceThynne126
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly, when I booked our hotel around the corner from this temple, I hadn't read anything about Senso-ji Temple. Only when our taxi driver told us about it, did we decide to visit one of the most visited temples in the world! We walked to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like being in a crowd like in Shinjyuku,Shibuya, you would love this place. Anyway regardles of your likings, you cannot omit this place as this is No.1 famous spot in Tokyo. Current Kaminarimon was donated by Mr. Kohnosuke Matsushita,founder of Panasonic in 1960...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keizo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a real highlight of the day, we made our way here on the metro which was really easy to use and walked through many cool shops to get to the temple. The shops here are good and not always selling cheap stuff -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Response from tanm620 | Reviewed this property |
You can take the exit 1 or 3.. Or the easiest way you can see on the subway sign board Kaminarimon gate exit.. Kaminarimon Gate is the main gate of Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple (gate with big lantern).. For Hanayashiki... More
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