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Senso-ji Temple

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3842-0181
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of Kannon,...

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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RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Asakusa Senso-Ji Temple LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan (Taito) TIME OF YEAR: March... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Asakusa Senso-Ji Temple LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan (Taito) TIME OF YEAR: March 13 RATING: 4/5 PRICE: n/a RESERVATION: n/a QUALITY: Very well preserved LENGTH: 90 minutes RAVE: Walkway of shops and Jokoro smoke RAGE: Extremely crowded LOWDOWN: This was part of our week long Golden Route Cherry Blossom tour with All Japan Tours. There are possibly hundreds of little... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearest train station is Asakusa (浅草) . Distance about 10 to 15mins This is not my 1st time visited Senso-ji Temple ( 浅草寺 ) . Last visited was two years ago. Why i visit again? Senso-ji Temple - Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival) 3 Feb 2017 - Enjoy the atmosphere - This setsuben across whole japan temple 3 Feb 2017 . Not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this as part of a tour. Very busy area. Temple and TONS of local trinkets at this site. Bargains not bad. Most take cash, some take Credit for larger purchases.

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely temple and lots of stores and food markets around, good place to sightsee and get great pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, Food, Temple, Repeat! A massive, stunning temple at the end of a street filled with food stalls and gift shops. Everyday, the street is filled with life and the temple has a massive waiting line. A must visit place when coming to Tokyo!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Friday afternoon and there was a nice crowd.. but not too overwhelming. This is our 4th or 5th visit to the temple and we love it! Walk down the alley of shops towards the temple, cleanse yourself with the incense smoke by waving it towards you, toss a coin into special prayer boxes and wish for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Friday afternoon and the place was full of school field trips of all ages. Was also nice to see some girls dressed in traditional Japanese clothing since you don't see that anywhere else in the city. The temple is nice, nothing in English around so can't tell the significance of things if you have not read about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was crowded with tourists when I visit. Highly recommend those who wishes to visit the Senso-ji Temple to wear comfortable shoes as you'll have to walk a considerable distance (probably around 15-20 minutes) before reaching the temple (from the gate itself). They got new toilet facilities (which were very new) despite the facility was located somewhere in between... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Senso-Ji was beautiful. Lots of people and many interesting stalls with lovely bits and pieces. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a popular tourist spot, but its ALWAYS been like that. I love getting back here. Plenty to see, plenty to eat. Gardens out the back(japans oldest bridge) is beautiful.

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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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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