Senso-ji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo, nicknamed “Asakusa Kannon” or “Kannon of Asakusa”. It is a famous sightseeing spot not only in Japan but also internationally.

Kaminarimon is the most famous temple in Senso-ji Temple.

The Kaminarimon’s lantern is 3.4m in diameter, 4m high, and weighs 670kg, and the current Kaminarimon was rebuilt in 1960 due to a fire. Sensoji Temple was built in 628 and is said to be the oldest temple in Tokyo.

In the Edo period (1603-1867), Tokugawa Ieyasu designated the area around Sensoji Temple as a place of prayer for the Tokugawa Shogunate, and the area flourished as the center of the downtown area.

After passing through the Kaminarimon, you will find Nakamise Street.

Nakamise Dori is lined with many shops selling everything from rice balls and doll pancakes to kimonos and wig shops.

Details

nameSensoji Temple
浅草寺
business hours6:30 – 17:00 (6:00 – from April to August)
business holidaywithout a holiday
feefree
residence2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
telephone number03-3842-0181

Access

Ginza Line,Toei Asakusa Line,Tobu Isesaki Line, about 1 minute walk from Asakusa Station.

Map

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