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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
2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed today

This temple is like a magnate which attracts everyone! So crowded and the street vendors selling pretty much the same things. It has become too touristy in my opinion, but the pictures still turn out great!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank T1916SMdavidc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The temple is an incredible sight with it's beautiful architectural aspects. It's seems to be a common place for school trips as there are 100's of school children in their school uniforms. The only thing, IMHO, that ruins the area is all the stores that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The premier temple in Tokyo from our trip, the temple is free and incredibly historic. Would recommend going in the morning to avoid the crowds.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Leo33675
Reviewed yesterday

Easily accessible by metro. Try to go in morning time as post that it gets really crowded. I post a lot of souvenirs from here; some of them being cheaper in other places I later visited. Take atleast 3 hours if you intend to shop....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DreamerDisha
Reviewed 2 days ago

Asakusa is the heart of the beast when it comes to being a tourist trap in Tokyo. When you get off the subway there are Rickshaw drivers in little coolie hats ready to take you places. Asakusa is also one of the place that foreigners...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cuisine_screener
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited early morning as part of a tour. The crowds were just beginning to gather. An interesting temple with a giant paper lantern. Near the temple there are many stalls selling souvenirs and take away food. Worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 132paml
Reviewed 5 days ago

NIce place, beautiful temple. lot of people and tourist traps. but worth a visit! try also to enter the temple! especially beautiful at night

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pieter v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the temple on the last day of Sanja Matsuri and it was amazing. We went early (9:30 on Sun) and the crowd were just beginning to gather. There were lots of ppl wearing traditional uniforms and everyone was very cheerful. The temple itself...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BMilano
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and fascinating temple complex. The avenue leading up to the main hall and surroundings are a bit tacky, with cheap souvenir and food booths lining all sides. But they do contribute to a somewhat festive atmosphere. Be ready for crowds, aroma of incense, lots...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple attracts a crowd. There are many vendors in the immediate vicinity. Asakusa is a nice part of Tokyo with lots of restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: April 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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March 31, 2019|
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Response from timsO3854UQ | Reviewed this property |
No and no. If there’s a religious holiday or occasion it can be very busy, but just turn up. Lots to see.
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January 1, 2019|
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Response from holiday-view23-7-11 | Reviewed this property |
There are so many places near by - we found a hidden Gem of a cafe where the owner had model trains set out and cabinets with collectables. Think it was called Sunrise or Sunset worth looking out for. Everywhere was open... More
July 1, 2018|
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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