"Senso Ji temple" Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon) Tip by tompt

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

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The Senso Ji temple is in the Asakusa area and often called Asakusa temple.
The Sensoji Temple was founded in the 36th year in the reign of the Emperor Suiko(628). Two brothers were fishing in the Edo bay early in the morning and they found a small image of Buddha in their cast net.
The village chief Hajino Nakamoto understood it was an image of Buddha of Shokanzebosatsu. He became a buddhist and a priest. And remodeled his house into a temple.This temple was called the Sensoji Temple later.

Being the oldest temple in Japan it is visited by millions, japanese and tourist alike.

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3842-0181

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2003
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