"Senjosi, the Asakusa Kannon Temple" Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon) Tip by nicolaitan

Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon), Tokyo: 70 reviews and 171 photos


The Sensoji temple is the oldest in Tokyo dating to 645. By legend, two brothers found a statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, floating in the river. They returned it to the river, but the statue kept coming back to them. So they finally decided the goddess was sending them a message which led to the building ot this building. The statue is only 7.5 cm high and solid gold. The current building dates from 1958 as it was destroyed during WWII bombing.

Address: Taito-ku
Directions: Tokyo Metro / Tobu ASAKUSA
Phone: +81-3-3842-0181
Website: http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2005
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