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"(13 Tips)
    Amy G.
    "Beautiful temple compound and gardens in Asakusa."(6 Tips)
    Pio R.
    "Beautiful temple and gardens, but crowded with tourists."(5 Tips)
    Poomy K.
    "fortune stick and getting a charm"(7 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • Angie W.
    Angie WaltonOctober 5, 2016
    Golden Dragon Dance October 18th
  • 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)
  • Casper Rogild S.
    Casper Rogild StormJuly 16, 2016
    Try the fortune sticks!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annie A.
    Annie AujJune 10, 2016
    Being closed from today until the end of June 2016
  • Japan Culture Agency Inc. (JCA)
    Senso-ji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of the biggest temples in Tokyo.
  • Joris E.
    Joris EversMarch 30, 2010
    The main temple building is being renovated and is under a big tent, unfortunate as some of its appeal is lost as a result. (April, 2010)
  • Japan Culture Agency Inc. (JCA)
    Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple, where Tokugawa Ieyasu prayed for Victory, founded in 628.
  • 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.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HessNovember 30, 2016
    Must see temple in Tokyo. Nice to pick up some souvenirs.
  • Melissa G.
    A must see for visitors to Japan, this is Tokyo's oldest temple. The street leading up to it is lined with shops and food galore!
  • Jessalynne P.
    Jessalynne PetersDecember 27, 2015
    It's beautiful, but crowded during peak hours. If crowds are an issue, go early in the morning.
  • Muhammad Syazwan A.
    Muhammad Syazwan AzmiJanuary 1, 2016
    Lawa lawa lawa
  • Justin S.
    Justin SearlsJuly 12, 2015
    Beautiful at night, and much more enjoyable on the less-busy weekdays
  • budi s.
    budi santosaDecember 17, 2016
    cozy place 4 sight seeing and souvenir
  • Kate C.
    Kate CatlingNovember 20, 2015
    Beautiful, but extremely crowded.
  • hussein s.
    hussein sJune 16, 2015
    Oldest temple in Tokyo and the symbol of Akasuka. Don't miss it during your visit
  • Twisted
    TwistedApril 12, 2016
    Stunning. I'd recommend visiting the surrounding grounds as well, as they are just as beautiful.
  • 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!
  • Daniel
    DanielOctober 31, 2015
    It' better to visit morning. At the afternoon the market is closed
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    The pedestrian-only avenue extending to here from the south has many purveyors offering individual, and pre-bundled picture postcards of Asakusa, and Tokyo. Buy them here.
  • moodwood
    moodwoodSeptember 25, 2014
    if you're looking for cheap souvenirs, the marketplace in front of Sensō-ji has got everything you need.
  • 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.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 6, 2011
    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.
  • 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.
  • Menno W.
    Menno WildeboerApril 1, 2016
    Try to go at night. Less busy, beautiful lighting.
  • De S.
    De SJanuary 3, 2015
    Is a must for new comer in Tokyo 😊
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJanuary 31, 2016
    This is a gorgeous temple. One of the coolest we saw
  • Pio R.
    Pio Rasch-HalvorsenMarch 19, 2015
    Beautiful temple and gardens, but crowded with tourists.
  • Joji H.
    Joji HiraoJanuary 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    There is an Awashimado Hall in the edge of the site.It is dedicated to Awajima Myojin.The Awajima Myojin is assumed to be a god that there is miraculous efficacy in easy delivery and the child giving.
  • Tips Translated
    Tips TranslatedAugust 13, 2012
    Tips Translated is working here! Now the translation for the previous tip: "That of God in ancient India Mahakara [Daikokuten], you must be a strong guardian of the devil flee."
  • Maria N.
    Maria NilovaOctober 5, 2014
    Take a look at impressive gates and stare in awe at the shrine
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Steve Z.
    Steve ZhangJanuary 17, 2015
    Get your Omikuji Fortune Told
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia Simon-BashallSeptember 2, 2016
    go in the evening, particularly if it's summer - less crowded, more beautiful, and much cooler!
  • Tom V.
    Tom Van GoylenMarch 18, 2015
    Impressive but very crowded with tourists. Lovely lighting at night!
  • Jernej
    JernejOctober 31, 2014
    The most beautiful temple in Tokyo. Sometimes you can get on top of pagoda for a nicer view.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WongDecember 26, 2014
    Cant eat on the street, you should finish your food in front of the store
  • Aik S.
    Aik SittichaiSeptember 20, 2015
    Eat, pray, love.. All in under one alley! Dont miss melon bun!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Shane B.
    Shane BrownellMay 21, 2016
    Festivals here are amazing. Lots of street food. Try everything.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SengJanuary 5, 2016
    One of my favourite place in Tokyo and love the street foods
  • 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
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