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, Kaminarimon

  • Sensoji Temple, Nakamise

    Sensoji Temple, Nakamise

  • Sensoji Temple, Hondo

    Sensoji Temple, Hondo

Reviews

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  • alim2000

    很多日本人跟外國人都穿著和服感覺很不一樣,增加了不少亮點。

  • LINSU_CING

    東京超級熱門景點人潮絡繹不絕距離地鐵站很近,離東京晴空塔也不遠喔!

  • 文文

    說到淺草就想到雷門燈籠,左右兩邊風神雷神兩位將軍鎭守淺草寺,穿過大大的燈籠後就是人流不息的商店街。

  • Robix Chen

    淺草寺歷史悠久香火鼎盛來朝拜的人很多,也造就了周邊地區能繁華發展。

  • 童寶寶

    如果出行程中只安排一間寺廟參拜,那一定就是淺草寺。

  • 曾文

    交通很方便出地鐵站跟著人走就到了,對面淺草觀光中心八樓喝咖啡可以看到全貌。

  • Jimmy Wong

    淺草寺香火鼎盛,是東京都很有名的廟宇,同時也是熱門的觀光景點。

  • 陳怡君

    可看!可吃!可玩!可以耗上一整天的地方!

  • 黃小春

    東京最古老的寺廟,每年將近3000萬的國內外遊客造訪,現在的大門是松下幸之助重建的,雷門的大燈籠是一定要來拍照打卡的熱門地點。

  • momoe

    人形燒、仙貝🍘來淺草一定要買的。

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Details

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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