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Senso Ji Temple

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4.5 (71664)

2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Completed in 645, this temple, Tokyo's oldest, was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

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phone+81 3-3842-0181
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paid
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daytime
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nighttime
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food
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traditional
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Rakhma Leana 3 weeks ago

One of the temple that I visited in Tokyo. I'm amazed by how lively it is, it's a weekday when we visited and quite a lot of people visiting this place. I was mesmerized by the overall complex and structure this area has. All the tradition and culture that was kept and continued throughout the generation and even makes tourist want to try it too, myself included. I believe this is one of the must-go visit for many tourist coming to Japan as I saw the enthusiasm of the people here. Nice place to go to, especially on a clear sunny day.

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GANGIS a month ago

You guys probably already know that this is an amazing great tourist attraction to visit. Even though the vendors are closed in the evening or at night, I recommend coming here at night as the shrine and temples are nicely lit and it is just different vibe compared to during the day. It is also less crowded for all the introverts who just want to enjoy a stroll. If you come at night when the shops are closed, you can see the mural paintings depicting the festivities that occur in the shrine throughout time. It is pretty cool.

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Kevin Jiles a month ago

Very busy with lots of families. But honestly, it just gave off a lively experience. There are market shops and little food stalls along the main walkway. The temple is simply impressive. Beautiful architecture. I loved reading the signs about the history. Finding out that I had a “regular fortune” for ¥100 was honestly hilarious and nothing short of expected. Overall, it was a great experience and I definitely recommend.

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Moh a month ago

Visited before during the day in the past, felt like I was drifting in a sea of people, ha ha. This time I visited at night on a weekday and it was awesome; fewer people and the structures were far more vivid at night under both spotlight and moonlight. Surrounded by markets and restaurants, cool place for a late night stroll. Pagoda was my favourite structure overall, seemed like fewer people were interested in it for some reason.

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Brodie lee (GMrF) 2 months ago

This beautiful temple is not just a cultural marvel but also a hub for local businesses. Street like Food stalls to charming souvenir shops, it's a delightful marketplace. Consider renting a kimono for an immersive experience. We explored day and night; the crowd was manageable, and lines were short. The temple grounds are free, with stunning landscaping. While there's a fee for full temple access, the partial view is beautiful. A must-visit iconic spot for tourists in Tokyo, blending tradition with commerce.