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

  • Nora0301

    不分平日假日,仲見世通商店街人潮都是多到爆炸⋯⋯

  • LuiLun Huang

    和白天的熱鬧喧嘩完全不同,夜間的淺草寺氣氛絕美。

  • 林惠雪

    淺草寺內五重塔的建築是我最喜歡的。

  • 王悅芯

    可以投入100日圓抽支籤試試運途如何,抽中好運籤可以留著,萬一是壞運籤就綁在廣場過過運吧!

  • Akiko33

    古蹟 文化都保留的很好 晚上來看也很漂亮。

  • HUANG CHIUYEN

    來東京玩一定要來逛逛淺草仲見世通,商店街裡的各種東西會讓你大開眼界!

  • Robix Chen

    仲見世通的商店街太好逛,有人形燒、烤仙貝、冰淇淋等⋯⋯還有許多相關的紀念品,買回去當伴手禮送人。

  • Joel

    滿滿的都是人潮,光是想要和雷門拍個照都很困難

  • 楊秀貴

    東京都知名度最高也是最具有人氣的寺廟之一,前方的巨型燈籠雷門是一定要拍照留做記念

  • Rise

    浅草寺恐怕是东京都内歴史最悠久,也最有名的寺院了吧。从「雷门」一直延伸到寺院境内的参拜道路「仲见世」两旁有无数店铺,特别能感受到日本的传统文化和下町庶民的风情。去过好几次,每次都觉得时间不够充足。除了参拜以外,还特别喜欢那种像过节一样的热闹气氛。

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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)