Senso-ji Temple

(浅草寺)
Buddhist Temple and Historic Site
浅草, 東京
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  • budi s.
    "cozy place 4 sight seeing and souvenir"(12 Tips)
    Amy G.
    "Beautiful temple compound and gardens in Asakusa."(6 Tips)
    Poomy K.
    "fortune stick and getting a charm"(7 Tips)
    Pio R.
    "Beautiful temple and gardens, but crowded with tourists."(4 Tips)
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  • Elena K.
    Elena Kiseleva1 week ago
    Despite hundreds of tourists, this is my favorite shrine in Tokyo. Different feelings during the day and at night, both magical.
  • Bibiana N.
    Bibiana Nunes2 weeks ago
    Lots of tourists but worth it. There are less crowded temples surrounding to take good pictures.
  • Seng Hoong
    Seng Hoong3 weeks ago
    currency the tall pagoda alike building is under renovation
  • Je Oah
    Je OahMarch 1
    Very famous historical temple in Tokyo, one of the must visit place for tourists.
  • Ms Soe
    Ms SoeJanuary 25
    Love this temple area so much😘😘
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganDecember 29, 2016
    Avoid the crowds and come at night! It was very empty, and there is enough light to still capture the temple.
  • budi s.
    budi santosaDecember 17, 2016
    cozy place 4 sight seeing and souvenir
  • Derek H.
    Derek HessNovember 30, 2016
    Must see temple in Tokyo. Nice to pick up some souvenirs.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BoeltNovember 16, 2016
    Nice, but crowded
  • Joshefo J.
    Joshefo JacquesNovember 4, 2016
    Visit the flee market at the main entrance.
  • Wojciech J.
    Wojciech JukowskiOctober 23, 2016
    Tourist place with a Shinto shrine just after a walk through souvenir stalls. Expect crowds, smiles. Positive experience as we knew it's a very popular place (especially weekends/holidays)
  • Angie W.
    Angie WaltonOctober 5, 2016
    Golden Dragon Dance October 18th
  • Flávia S.
    Flávia SatoSeptember 9, 2016
    Go early in the morning - the place is always packet with tourists and selfie sticks.
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia Simon-BashallSeptember 2, 2016
    go in the evening, particularly if it's summer - less crowded, more beautiful, and much cooler!
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 26, 2016
    Overcrowded with tourists. Also they hosting huge festival Sanja Matsuri in the middle of May, it's three days of madness with two millions of religious people around, don't miss it.
  • Casper Storm L.
    Casper Storm LarsenJuly 16, 2016
    Try the fortune sticks!
  • Olga B.
    Olga BrýžováJune 16, 2016
    Beautiful place
  • mizz l.
    mizz linJune 15, 2016
    Looks very Korean if you ask me. There is a tortoise shaped rock by the stairs where people try to throw coins on
  • Annie A.
    Annie AujJune 10, 2016
    Being closed from today until the end of June 2016
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.May 29, 2016
    Beautiful and amazing for the people watching!
  • Shane B.
    Shane BrownellMay 21, 2016
    Festivals here are amazing. Lots of street food. Try everything.
  • Carol
    CarolMay 19, 2016
    Super crowded with tourists, but a nice place to visit. Interesting to have such a huge temple in the middle of so many buildings.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezMay 10, 2016
    Always a tourist favorite. Beautiful.
  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonApril 18, 2016
    I was sad to learn that this building is a rebuilt model of the original, which was destroyed in WW2, but the architecture is still gorgeous and the tourist bits worthy of a visit on their own merit.
  • Twisted
    TwistedApril 12, 2016
    Stunning. I'd recommend visiting the surrounding grounds as well, as they are just as beautiful.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffApril 7, 2016
    Beautiful temple compound and gardens in Asakusa. Nice juxtaposition w. Tokyo Tower looming in the background. Very crowded with tourists.
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerApril 3, 2016
    So pretty. Get there early.
  • Menno W.
    Menno WildeboerApril 1, 2016
    Try to go at night. Less busy, beautiful lighting.
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiezMarch 22, 2016
    Arrive early, avoid the crowds and have breakfast in the food stands. Avoid the crab one, it's just crab substitute.
  • Mark M.
    Mark McKennaMarch 8, 2016
    Oldest Temple in Tokyo, worth a visit, very touristy, but good local places to eat nearby
  • September R.
    September RomanFebruary 13, 2016
    Beautiful temple. Great for photos. Nice juxtaposition of the traditional and modern. Highly likely to see women in kimonos.
  • Kia Sen T.
    Kia Sen TanFebruary 12, 2016
    Famous shrine in Tokyo. Remember to check out the nakamise-dori street with plenty of traditional Japanese souvenir
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgFebruary 10, 2016
    Amazing architecture!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJanuary 31, 2016
    This is a gorgeous temple. One of the coolest we saw
  • Nick S.
    Nick SaretzkyJanuary 25, 2016
    The market street at the foot of this temple is your best bet for souvenirs in Tokyo
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJanuary 5, 2016
    Tokyo’s most famous Buddhist temple.
  • Jhams-Marc Adrian G.
    Best to pray for good fortune and happiness...Many cheap souvenirs up for grabs!!!!❤️🙏
  • Andy S.
    Andy SengJanuary 5, 2016
    One of my favourite place in Tokyo and love the street foods
  • Muhammad Syazwan A.
    Muhammad Syazwan AzmiJanuary 1, 2016
    Lawa lawa lawa
  • Jessalynne P.
    Jessalynne PetersDecember 27, 2015
    It's beautiful, but crowded during peak hours. If crowds are an issue, go early in the morning.
  • Joshua P.
    Joshua PetersDecember 26, 2015
    Super busy, lots of tourists, closed Monday. Easy subway ride from multiple areas. If you go here also consider the Sky Tree and Sumida Park.
  • Je Oah
    Je OahNovember 24, 2015
    Visited,and prayed for a safe trip before travelling in Tokyo.
  • Kate C.
    Kate CatlingNovember 20, 2015
    Beautiful, but extremely crowded.
  • ZhiWei L.
    ZhiWei LimNovember 14, 2015
    Suggest to come here in the early morning to avoid the crowd
  • James S.
    James StewartNovember 7, 2015
    Packed with tourists but still navigable. Good spot to grab some souvenirs.
  • carolyne g.
    carolyne guNovember 6, 2015
    Great place but REALLY crowded. Love the decoration but unfortunately we didn't spend long time here since too many people and we could barely move around.
  • Kiko C.
    Kiko CoelhoNovember 4, 2015
    Nice spot to visit
  • Daniel
    DanielOctober 31, 2015
    It' better to visit morning. At the afternoon the market is closed
  • Joao V.
    Joao Veloso JrOctober 26, 2015
    Praise and peace
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesOctober 11, 2015
    I came late at night and it pretty quiet and certainly striking. Heard it can get busy in the daytime, though!
  • Eugene C.
    Eugene CookOctober 7, 2015
    Holy over-commercialized Batman.
  • Magdalena M.
    Magdalena MrázkováOctober 5, 2015
    Beautiful huge temple that is unfortunately the most turistic one in Tokyo so you prepare for hordes of people
  • Aik S.
    Aik SittichaiSeptember 20, 2015
    Eat, pray, love.. All in under one alley! Dont miss melon bun!
  • Joe L.
    Joe LiuSeptember 16, 2015
    Great temple, must see in Tokyo. The street outside of the front entrance is fun and lively as well
  • Cynthia Calzada (.
    An excellent place to buy gifts and to take a lot of pics!
  • Ondra S.
    Ondra S.August 23, 2015
    Very nice temple you shouldn't miss while in Tokyo.
  • Azahara G.
    Azahara GómezAugust 9, 2015
    So beautiful, beautiful shops, you couldn't go home without visit it!
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornAugust 9, 2015
    Must see in Tokyo. Amongst many other great sites with a market street in front. Get some tempura in this area.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅August 1, 2015
    Don't miss the sutra chanting at 6.30am, 10am & 2pm.
  • Mohammad
    MohammadJuly 22, 2015
    Oldest Temple in japan.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SearlsJuly 12, 2015
    Beautiful at night, and much more enjoyable on the less-busy weekdays
  • Hiroto O.
    Hiroto OkadaJune 22, 2015
    History and Mission of Senso-ji Temple In 628, Japan’s capital was at Asuka(present-day Nara Prefecture) and what would become Tokyo was still mostly uninhabited grasslands....... Read more
  • Jai O.
    Jai OthmanJune 16, 2015
    U may buy souvenirs around this temple.. Or taking pictures while the Tokyo Skytree is far away on the background
  • hussein s.
    hussein sJune 16, 2015
    Oldest temple in Tokyo and the symbol of Akasuka. Don't miss it during your visit
  • Hiroto O.
    Hiroto OkadaJune 14, 2015
    Sensou-ji is the most famous sightseeing spot in Tokyo. Especially at night it will show a fantastic figure. Read more
  • nick B.
    nick BelmonteMay 25, 2015
    Very nice great place big and very old full of istory
  • Zara
    ZaraApril 8, 2015
    Don't forget to miss the small garden with bridge, pond etc to the left of the main temple!
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneApril 5, 2015
    A must visit in Tokyo! Great buildings, garden, and surrounding market.
  • Pio R.
    Pio Rasch-HalvorsenMarch 19, 2015
    Beautiful temple and gardens, but crowded with tourists.
  • Tom V.
    Tom Van GoylenMarch 18, 2015
    Impressive but very crowded with tourists. Lovely lighting at night!
  • Zara
    ZaraFebruary 5, 2015
    Extremely crowded but good if you've not got a lot of time to spend in Tokyo. Can get a fortune inside the temple, which is sometimes partly closed for private ceremonies.
  • Steve Z.
    Steve ZhangJanuary 17, 2015
    Here, you can see visitors fan the smoke from the incense burner towards themselves. This is because the smoke is believed to have healing properties
  • Steve Z.
    Steve ZhangJanuary 17, 2015
    Rinse your left hand. Rinse your right hand. Pour water into your left hand and rinse your mouth. Rinse the dipper
  • Steve Z.
    Steve ZhangJanuary 17, 2015
    Get your Omikuji Fortune Told
  • De S.
    De SJanuary 3, 2015
    Is a must for new comer in Tokyo 😊
  • GifTgiiFT
    GifTgiiFTJanuary 2, 2015
    2nd time here🙏
  • Ron Z.
    Ron ZegersJanuary 1, 2015
    Come here on NYE to enjoy the hordes of people bringing a visit to the temple to donate money and ask for good luck. A lot of foodstalls on the surrounding premises.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WongDecember 26, 2014
    Cant eat on the street, you should finish your food in front of the store
  • Shane Y.
    Shane YoshiyamaDecember 3, 2014
    Good place to connect to one's heritage and past
  • Hampus A.
    Hampus AnderssonNovember 27, 2014
    Good shooting spot. It's interesting to watch people pray and explore the different parts of the temple.
  • Poomy K.
    Poomy KongwiwatpongNovember 26, 2014
    Shaking the fortune stick and getting a charm are highly recommended!!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureNovember 14, 2014
    Dramatic nighttime illumination highlights vermilion and crimson detailing in the Five-Storied Pagoda. Also Nakamise Street sells food and goods to pilgrims, whose numbers swell around New Year’s. Read more
  • Jernej
    JernejOctober 31, 2014
    The most beautiful temple in Tokyo. Sometimes you can get on top of pagoda for a nicer view.
  • Calvin L.
    Calvin LeiOctober 7, 2014
    Definitely walk around and try out all the snacks
  • Maria N.
    Maria NilovaOctober 5, 2014
    Take a look at impressive gates and stare in awe at the shrine
  • moodwood
    moodwoodSeptember 25, 2014
    if you're looking for cheap souvenirs, the marketplace in front of Sensō-ji has got everything you need.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DSeptember 25, 2014
    Listen for the shaking noises and go to them. Pay ¥100 and grab your stick from the metal jar. Find your fortune card among the drawers
  • Erika Bianca M.
    Erika Bianca MendozaSeptember 12, 2014
    shop for souvenirs near the temple
  • Josh P.
    Josh PartijoSeptember 5, 2014
    One of the least favourite temples I've seen. Over crowded, but there are some touristy markets. Great view on top of the tourist center building.
  • Ty L.
    Ty LeAugust 20, 2014
    Came here at 7:30 and all the old shops nearby were already closed. Come early!
  • Jeehae L.
    Jeehae LeeJuly 14, 2014
    Lots of things to do during the day; but try hanging out at the vicinity before the shops close, and come at night to see the beautiful lighting of both less crowded Senso-ji and the Sky Tree afar.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Yusuf B.
    Yusuf BuğbulMarch 16, 2014
    It was only a couple of min walk away and took so many pictures in there, A great temple and market place along the street where you can buy some souvenirs for your friends...
  • ✈✈ Mhmtali. ✈✈
    ✈✈ Mhmtali. ✈✈February 21, 2014
    Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple dates from the year 645. Just outside its Thunder Gate entrance is a bustling market where you can find anything.
  • Hera S.
    Hera SilabanNovember 4, 2013
    Missed the fortune stick :( but not the market, alot of cool things and yummy karage *slurph... :9 also you may find your hometown ppl. Its a great meeting point by accident
  • Athary A.
    Athary AlmubarakAugust 18, 2013
    Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SaynerMay 5, 2013
    Take the orange JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 160 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 160 yen)
  • Priscilla Y.
    Priscilla YeoApril 18, 2013
    Remember to give the fortune stick container a good swirl before shaking a stick out or you will have a high or 100% chance to get the same fortune stick number as the previous devotee.
  • Priscilla Y.
    Priscilla YeoApril 18, 2013
    Remember to give the fortune stick container a swirl before shaking a stick out or else you have a higher chance picking the same stick as the previous devotee!!
  • Svetlana D.
    Svetlana DjokoskaApril 9, 2013
    Hundreds of stalls for shopping, great scenery and don't forget to pay 100 yen for a fortune stick near the temple!! :)
  • Chris L.
    Chris LiewApril 2, 2013
    Forget time machine. 100yen get you a peek into your fortune in the future. Remember also to get some incense smoke around yourself for good luck.
  • Camila R.
    Camila Rodrigues3 weeks ago
    Maravilhoso! Uma sensação única! Bem organizado! Apresenta feita de produtos ao redor! Fácil localização e acesso!
  • Aki S.
    Aki SuberMarch 19
    人が多いので活気にあふれていて、いつ来ても楽しいです。ハレの日を作りたいならここへ。
  • Yoshikatsu M.
    観光スポットですね〜(^-^)
  • Papa P.
    Papa PorcheNovember 22, 2016
    休祭日は、大変に混み合います。
  • Paco P.
    Paco PalaNovember 9, 2016
    Très beau temple (un des plus beaux que j'ai pu voir dans Tokyo même), au centre du quartier très agréable d'Asakusa.
  • Yuri K.
    Yuri KawashimaNovember 5, 2016
    おみくじ引きました^ - ^
  • Jeje J.
    Jeje JutharutSeptember 14, 2016
    สวยค่ะที่นี้
  • Los Viajes d.
    Los Viajes de PituAugust 30, 2016
    Una bonita arquitectura, el templo mas antiguo de Tokio. Y el de visita obligada para todo turista. Totalmente recomendado 👍👍
  • Mortizia13
    Mortizia13July 28, 2016
    Veniu durant el dia i no us perdeu les botiguetes de nakamise
  • Bin
    BinJuly 26, 2016
    很大的特色购物街 🙄️
  • Marcin S.
    Marcin StawnyJune 27, 2016
    Piękna. Polecam.
  • Wendy S.
    Wendy Shang TianMay 2, 2016
    雷門〜仲見世通り〜浅草寺 賑やかな中に、懐かしさと落ち着きを感じる☺️
  • Naoyuki I.
    Naoyuki IshidaApril 17, 2016
    浅草寺とスカイツリー
  • Mym
    MymApril 14, 2016
    Hay que visitarlo. Muchos peregrinos con sus trajes tradicionales
  • m n.
    m nApril 10, 2016
    おみくじの内容に偏りがあるのでは?と思ってしまう
  • Stefania B.
    Stefania BertorelleApril 5, 2016
    Il più bel tempio di Tokyo e in uno dei quartieri più caratteristici, da non perdere.
  • Fabio T.
    Fabio TatibanaMarch 28, 2016
    Chegue cedo se não quiser pegar o templo lotado. Para comprar souvenirs, este é o lugar!
  • Lara B.
    Lara Burgo DominguezFebruary 26, 2016
    Lo malo es el constante bullicio de gente
  • Lara B.
    Lara Burgo DominguezFebruary 26, 2016
    Es un imprescindible, el mejor templo de la ciudad
  • Daniele V.
    Daniele VincenzoniJanuary 31, 2016
    Da visitare assolutamente, assieme al quartiere di Asakusa.
  • Takamasa W.
    Takamasa WadaJanuary 26, 2016
    凶が出やすいおみくじで、大吉が出ると嬉しい!
  • geon d.
    geon dunJanuary 24, 2016
    近くの蛇骨湯が黒湯と露天風呂が最高です!
  • Midori M.
    Midori MakomanaiJanuary 24, 2016
    観光地といった感じでしょうか。都内に住んでてもたまに来ると楽しい。
  • Kiyo M.
    Kiyo MatsusueJanuary 6, 2016
    夜のライトアップと東京スカイツリーが素敵です
  • Haijun W.
    Haijun WuJanuary 1, 2016
    挺好玩的,就是人太多。
  • Viola R.
    Viola RosaiDecember 31, 2015
    Attrazione principale del tradizionale e affascinante quartiere di Asakusa. Di mattina presto (con poca gente) toglie il fiato **
  • Yusuke K.
    Yusuke KubonoDecember 8, 2015
    誰もが言わずと知れたてんぷる。
  • Mick J.
    Mick JDecember 4, 2015
    外国人で混んでますね〜
  • Jisoon P.
    Jisoon ParkNovember 28, 2015
    한국의 사찰 등 관광지 특유의 주변 환경과 조화롭지 못한 너저분한 디자인의 현수막이나 정리안된 노점/상점방치와는 질적으로 다른 환경정리에 감탄. 사찰 본래의 아름다움은 논외로 하더라도 환경정리나 너무나 잘되어 있기 때문에 사찰 자체도 돋보이는 효과가 있음. 우리는 아름다운 유적을 도때기 시장으로 만드는 재주가 있는데 그런 재주는 없느니만 못함.
  • ふみ
    ふみNovember 23, 2015
    外国人観光客が多い 土日は竹下通り並みに混んでいる
  • Jannifer 🍴 H.
    Jannifer 🍴 HsiaomayiNovember 10, 2015
    淺草要吃這些炸豬肉包~
  • jesbrit
    jesbritNovember 3, 2015
    Aunque es de noche esta lleno de gente, las tiendas cierran a las 8 más o menos
  • 余刚 宋.
    余刚 宋October 31, 2015
    人はすごく多いです。
  • LuisMi D.
    LuisMi DelgadoSeptember 2, 2015
    El templo es espectacular y hay una peregrinación constante. Y en uno de los templos se pide para quedarse embarazada o que el niño nazca bien.
  • Arturo L.
    Arturo LunaAugust 13, 2015
    Hay muchos souvenirs, pero mejor comprarlos en las tiendas que entran en el programa tax free para extranjeros!
  • hiyoko72 Ч.
    大陸からの観光客だらけ
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