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"Senso-ji" Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon) Tip by bladedragon

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

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This is the oldest temple in Tokyo and one of the most significant.
Sensoji is a Buddhist temple dedicated to Kannon (Goddess of Mercy).

The legend has it that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon out of the Sumida River. Thus, Sensoji was built there and was completed in 645, to honor her.

Upon entering the temple, visitors may pass by Kaminarimon (Thunder gate, also the symbol of Asakusa), continued by a long rows of shops called Nakamise-dori and finally Hozomon (Treasure house gate).
You can find lots of souvenirs sold along Nakamise-dori.

There's also a shinto shrine nearby called Asakusa Shrine which was build by Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1649.

Address: Taito-ku
Directions: Tokyo Metro / Tobu ASAKUSA.
Within few steps from Asakusa station.

Phone: +81-3-3842-0181

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  • Updated Aug 10, 2009
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