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Senso-ji Temple

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3842-0181
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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 27 July 2016

Dragged my jet lagged self there before any of the shops leading up to it opened so I could see the Temple before the crowds converged on it. Beautiful. If you like the shops, stay to see them... there are lots of them on the...More

Thank rdbrooke
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The temple was beautiful, particularly during the Sakura season, but be prepared for the huge crowd. The shopping street leading to the temple was fun and interesting. The temple was definitely worth visiting.

Thank Mirelalind
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the temple area twice: devoid of crowds in the evening, wandering through the quaint market streets, and being amazed how many bikes are used in Tokyo. And again on a Sunday morning, when the place was crawling with people and food stalls....More

Thank chillu23
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I don't really get the tourist obsession with visiting temples. This large temple is surrounded by stalls (handy), has public toilets and fortune sticks/boxes. It is busy.

Thank jeaster1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Came here with the family for a look around as we styed in an AirBnB nearby. The temple is amazing, not too big, and not to small. And it being a temple completely free. Make sure you try the cleansing ritual as you enter into...More

Thank Mycenria
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here, gorgeous old temple, great souvenir shopping nearby and easy walk from station.

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

One of the temples that you should go to. Very beautiful and you can make wishes. Lots of tourists and shops but worth the visit.

Thank Ches_Supangan
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting place to visit. There are all sorts of fortune telling and good luck things to do... light incense, drink and anoint oneself with holy water, light candles, etc. The whole grounds is worth a look. The Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the gardens... But...More

Thank LadyToad
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the nexus for all things Tokyo shinto-esque. Full of tourists (minus 1star) and already crammed with photographers. Yes, it's iconic as every tourist brochure and every 1st time visitor must go here to pay homage to his/her intstagram altar. It's nice, photogenic, ticks...More

Thank gekidan
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Colorful temple. Great shopping street. Really clean. Go early. Everything close in the evening. Enjoy the place take your time in the temple.

Thank b922311
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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Hi there, what time of day would be best for photography? (I can't see what direction the temple faces) there are a lot of great photos here, but some are very shadowy. Any hints for time of day?
17 April 2017|
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Response from FoodCritic89 | Reviewed this property |
depends on how you want the lighting - rainy day would give one perspective, full to partly cloudy you would get overhead sun. I have been there during different times and have pictures with all sort of lighting... More
Hi, how long would it take to get her from the Yokohama Cruise port? Is there easy to use public transportation?
14 March 2017|
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Response from rajitha_wijekoon | Reviewed this property |
Train lines are the best to travel in Japan.I think You can use train to go there.
When you were there, had they started any kind renovations yet? I read there will be through Sept 2017, I just want to be sure before I go in that direction. Thanks if you can help
7 January 2017|
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Response from Teh S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, When I went there, the renovation work is only started at the Asakusa metro station which is the underground level. Other than that, all buildings , streets and Sensoji have not yet been affected. I must recommend... More