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Senso-ji Temple: Tours & Tickets

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Open today: 06:30 - 17:00
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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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Hours Today: 06:30 - 17:00
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3842-0181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are tourist that don't like crowd and not a shopaholics you might be consider to came here in the night. But please make a note that the lights in this area will be out at 23.00. (Better you check the schedule on google)....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank yunanharis89
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a fascinating place to see. So many wonderful images to capture. And the fact that there are so many others there tells you that it is a totally worthwhile use of your time. I read many of the TA reviews. One of the most...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank help32250
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my second time travelled to Tokyo but first time to this temple. Never thought there were so many people. Temple is moderate size but still need 2 hour to strolling around if you prefer relaxing moment. Visited on Nov 2019.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank hweeying
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place were flooded with many tourist awaiting to snap a picture in front of the big red lantern and we were one of them too. There are many shops on both sides as you walked in. Shops selling freshly made red bean cakes, green...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Pat C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour and visit Senso-ji while in Tokyo. It is in the middle of the city with great accessibility, and it's an integral part of Tokyo's history. The architecture and surroundings are something you can't see anywhere else in the world. Yes, it's...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank J_Ackermann
Reviewed 4 days ago

The temple is always busy and overrun with tourists and locals but get over it. It's busy because it is such a magnificent place to visit and should not be missed. Its beautifully kept and like everything in Japan spotlessly clean and well run. Please...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Dantam1313
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of compassion, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world with over 30 million visitors annually. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda, the Asakusa Shinto shrine, as well as...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank gayle p
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s very different from Naritasan Shinshoji temple. While Shinshoji Buddha corrects the people’s wrong thinking, while Sensoji Buddha gives mercy to those who are in need. It has something to do with the incense smoke from the incense burner in front of the temple. But...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RayParks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am usually tolerant of crowds, but to see a beautiful temple such as this overrun by tourists is just too much. And we visited in low season. Strongly suggest going very early in the morning, or not at all. Could not leave fast enough.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank L6579FIjonb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the oldest temple of Tokyo first built in 645 and can be highly recommended location. Get down from the Asakusa station. More than the shrine focus is on the shopping and commercial activities towered the shrine and would like to see more shrine...More

Date of experience: November 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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31 March 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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1 January 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
1 July 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