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“Nice temple. Busy with people.”
Review of Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple
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Tokyo Morning Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 318 things to do in Taito
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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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“Nice temple. Busy with people.”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Nice place for a stroll, snack & just watch people. Lots of shops sell Japanese crackers fresh here, so maybe it's the best place to get them, but be aware of the tourist trap shops. This is not the place to bargain.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

A lovely temple in the heart of the city, great place to walk and check out. Be sure to get some good photos.

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“Sensoji Temple”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Wonderful place to visit and experience. Although it is very commercialized at the beginning with shops lining the way to the temple itself, still a nice experience. Plus one can get all the souvenirs one needs in just this one place. From candy to food, to clothes, to trinkets, to swords and just about anything else you can think of. There are shops with food to eat as well. Plus regular shops in very close proximity. The Thunder Gate entrance is amazing but very crowed due to everyone wanting a picture. Temple is very impressive and lots of people taking it in. Grounds are nice with lots to see and capture on pics. Pagoda is impressive to. Recommended.

Visited February 2014
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“Beautiful temple beside shopping area”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The temple was very nice and picturesque, and had a solemn atmosphere to it despite being regularly visited by throngs of people. Before reaching the temple, you will pass by a long street filled with stalls selling different items, from Japanese wares to Japanese food and souvenirs. We went there on a Saturday and it was crowded, but we had a great time

Visited February 2014
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“Interesting mix of temples in a busy site”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

The temple area is reached by a street lined with stalls selling traditional Japanese wares. The area attracts many local worshippers as well as interested tourists so is a great spot for people watching. Close to the river boat stop so can be easily combined with a leisurely trip down river

Visited February 2014
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