Sensoji Temple

Boasting a history of over 1300 years, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo is among the most-visited in Japan!

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Buddhist temple

As the main tourist attraction in Asakusa, this temple welcomes over 30 million visitors a year. With annual events such as the first visit of the New Year and Setsubun, an event marking the former beginning of spring with a bean-throwing ceremony, Sensoji is a temple that represents Tokyo itself.
At Kaminarimon, the Thunder Gate symbolizing Asakusa, a red lantern is suspended. To the left and right of this grand entrance stand two statues, Fujin and Raijin, representing the gods of wind and thunder, respectively.
Extending about 250 meters from Kaminarimon to Hondo, the Main Hall of worship, the stalls of Nakamise-Dori shopping street offer visitors souvenirs and food.
In front of the Hondo, there is an incense burner. Since the smoke of this incense is said to facilitate the healing of physical suffering, many worshippers waft it over themselves.

Highlights

  • Taking a commemorative photo at Kaminarimon, the symbol of Asakusa, is a must!
  • Eating while strolling along Nakamise-Dori shopping street is popular!

Photos

  • Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon
  • Sensoji Temple, Nakamise
  • Sensoji Temple, Hondo

Reviews

  • 蘇文嘉

    東京都必訪的寺廟之一,一定要在雷門燈籠前面留下紀念相片,仲見世通非常好逛好買,尤其是江戶庶民點心~烤仙貝🍘

  • 倪嘉晨

    來東京必須來的景點,尤其是那個紅色燈籠最讓我驚訝,還有商店街能買伴手禮很方便呢!

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Basic Information

Official Name
Kinryuzan Sensoji Temple
Founded
628 AD
Postal Code
111-0032
Address
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3842-0181 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding Sundays and Holidays)
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
6:00 am to 5:00 pm (Apr.-Sept.); 6:30 am to 5:00 pm (Oct.-Mar.)
Access
1) About 5 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station on the Tobu Skytree Line
2) About 5 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
3) About 5 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express
4) About 5 minutes on foot from the A4 Exit of Asakusa Station on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)

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