"Asakusa - Sensoji Temple" Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon) Tip by chatterley

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

  Sensoji Temple
by chatterley

The Sensoji Temple is a Buddhist temple. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. The temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon, also known as Guan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy.

The entrance to the temple is the Kaminarimon (see previous tip). Beyond the Kaminarimon is Nakamise-dori with its small shops and stalls selling trinkets, souvenirs, foodstuff etc, followed by the Hozomon which provides the entrance to the inner complex. The temple grounds include a five-storey pagoda and the main hall.

During 17 - 19 December every year, the Hagoita-Ichi (Battledore Fair) is held at the front of the Sensoji Temple (see next tip).

Address: 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku
Directions: Tokyo Metro / Tobu ASAKUSA
Phone: +81-3-3842-0181
Website: http://www.asakusashichifukujin.jp/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 24, 2008
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