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Senso-ji Temple, Taito

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Completed in 645 CE, Senso-ji Temple holds the status of being the oldest temple in Tokyo. The temple grounds contain an independent Buddhist temple and a Shinto shrine. Enter through the imposing Thunder Gate and walk the shopping street, lined with about 90 food and souvenir shops and dating back to the early 18th century, up to the main hall. The temple complex, including the main hall, contains buildings both historic and reconstructed since World War II. Don’t miss the five-story pagoda and the garden and pond surrounding the "Demboin" (high priest’s residence). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Senso-ji Temple by using our Tokyo vacation trip planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautifully renovated temple, with hordes of tourists and devotees alike. It's located at the end of Nakamise street, which is in itself a greta place to visit. Seeing the temple itself won't take lon...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    At the end of the stroll through Asakusa, you can visit this picturesque Temple, has free entry and attractions typical
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  • August 16, 2017
    Famous sensoji Temple, Tokyo is one of the temple's convenience access is looking forward to kind of feel while watching the scenery on both sides of Tokyo's history, I think there I always go take as one of the sights of Tokyo customers into while watching the scenery on both sides of the River in Sumidagawa Seabass (boat) Asakusa route is also very funny, the bridge, bridge, with visible sky in Asakusa, near, Casserole walk toward the gate of Senso-ji Temple stay poised and dignified in not painted vermilion and quaint and various food shops and restaurants Furthermore, old old rickshaw is also now the Senso-ji Temple many times saying, could you please accept the prayers of many people, and is usually a temple at Asakusa Temple red orange, stands, incense smoke head through donations, pray for the many times go and looks through the
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  • July 8, 2017
    Part of the Sensoji Temple complex. So do not be confused. Sensoji Temple is a Buddhist temple while Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine. Compare and contrast the differences, including their altars. No phototaking of the altars (out of respect for their religion/way of life). Souvenirs, snacks and drinks available for sale just outside the shrine. There was a live performance while I was there too. Drew up quite a crowd. Japanese acoustic band singing Japanese classical songs. Many elderly Japanese folks were pretty impressed, so it must have been good.
  • March 8, 2017
    Asakusa Shrine is probably one of the several temples that you must visit in Tokyo. It's truly an interesting place to visit and the experience is quite amazing. There are food shops along the way to the main temple, souvenirs, local desserts and many more. By visiting this place, you get to experience the japanese culture in a different way and enjoy the great environment around specially on the weekends. It was very busy at the time of our visit but it was a definitely well worth the trip to see such an ancient building.
  • June 6, 2017
    Beautiful temple in Tokyo, Asakusa. Asakusa station on Ginza Line to get there. Opened during night (except shops) Here some pics.
  • June 24, 2017
    It's basically a tourist spot but the temple is amazing. There are a lot of shops selling souvenirs.
  • May 15, 2017
    Worh the visit! Can feel Japanese things here!

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