Sensoji Temple

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  • Address: 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-338420181
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Sensoji Temple - Review

Senso-ji is a picturesque and ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa region in Tokyo, Japan. One of the most charming and stunning temples in the destination, the temple sees a lot of tourism the whole year round. The temple in the beginning was associated with Tendai sect of Buddhism. The temple became an independent one after World War II. Visit the temple and be mesmerised by its grandeur and beauty that will leave you spell bound.

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Sensoji Temple Information

  • Try to visit it early in the morning because the shrine and the temple both attract large crowds.

How To reach Sensoji Temple by Public Transport

  • Take a train from Asakusa Station.
  • Take a taxi or rental to the location.

Restaurants Near Sensoji Temple

  • Asakusa Kokonoe
  • Fugetsu SaryoAsakusa shop
  • Restaurant Omiya

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TripHobo Highlights for Sensoji Temple

  • Sensoji Temple Address: 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
  • Sensoji Temple Contact Number: +81-338420181
  • Sensoji Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sensoji Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sensoji Temple(preferred time): 07:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sensoji Temple: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sensoji Temple

  • 58.47% of people who visit Tokyo include Sensoji Temple in their plan

  • 34.31% of people start their Sensoji Temple visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Sensoji Temple

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

72.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sensoji Temple

People normally club together Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Skytree while planning their visit to Sensoji Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Very nice temple, lots of tourists makes hard for a good photo. Visit the incense for good fortune. 100 yen for a good luck charm. Well worth visit. Probably avoid on weekends. The shops are very crowded. Cash only

  • Magnificent place -- if you want pictures of a lot of tourists in your pictures of this magnificent structure and surrounding area. Actually, not just non-Japanese tourists; there are plenty of Japanese tourists too. But all that said, it speaks to the popularity of this place. Go on a Saturday a.m. when vendors are out too; maybe on other days too (I've only been there on Saturday mornings).

  • What an Amazing place to shop and eat! This place is definitely one of the locations you will want to visit if you're in the area. It is always crowded no matter what time of day you go. This is the oldest temple in Tokyo, which is the reason why people love to visit it. Come with lots of time so you don't have to rush and miss anything. They have tons of shopping vendors, lots of treats and different foods. Get here early as they do close all the shops at night and you will miss out on the fun. There are so many things to do and you might get a bit overwhelmed but take your time and take it all in. It does not cost to go in or anywhere in this area, I took a tour here so our bus parked in a lot right next to it where I did see tons of small cars so I am sure if you're driving they is parking for you as well. Hope you have a blast!

  • Came once when it was empty because of rain and again during the Chinese lantern plant festival when it was totally packed. Everything about it is beautiful between the inside of the shrine, the surrounding buildings, the statues, the lanterns, and especially the tower off to the side. A fire is set up in the middle of the grounds during special occasions. Some market stalls just outside if you'd like to shop. I loved walking through this area.

  • A very large and popular temple. There's a decent amount of seating nearby if you walked a long way. There's also a nice market area close by that's worth checking out. The temple area itself is extremely busy and full of tourists on peak days and times. You may want to go at an off time if you don't want to be surrounded by others.

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