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

  • 朱益齊

    不單單只是淺草寺整個淺草地區都有下町城區味道,人力車夫也是特色之一,每個車夫身體都很精壯結實,而且也都很活潑搞笑

  • 陳亮珍

    不單單只是淺草寺仲見世通的店家很好逛,就連周邊小巷的商店也都很有特色

  • 陳心月

    穿過雷門後就是仲見世通商店街,到現在還保持著江戶時代的風情,推薦花月堂菠蘿麵包和木村家本店人形燒相當有特色

  • 林子萱

    人太多了都擠不進去,而且看到的幾乎都是外國觀光客,已經失去東京下町原有的味道

  • 王霏霏

    看到許多日本人把線香燃燒的煙往身上攬,有病治病、無病希望能夠帶來好運氣

  • 王耀明

    正殿裡面供奉觀音菩薩,和台灣不同的是日本點的是線香100円一支,淺草寺外圍有人力車伕,可以帶領導覧淺草市區,很有特色相當有趣

  • 江慧珍

    香火鼎盛據當地人說非常靈驗,現在是外國遊客比本地人還多

  • 吳怡君

    起了個大清早跑去淺草寺,趁店家還沒營業人潮還沒有大量湧入前,拍攝許多相片避開黑鴉鴉人頭

  • 王小鈞

    來東京必逛景點,好拍,好逛,好買,也有很多好吃美食,必推。

  • luich

    東京最古老的寺廟,平時很可怕滿滿的觀光客,來到東京必訪的景點

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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)