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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). Add Senso-ji Temple to your Tokyo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tokyo attractions planning website .
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  • This is one of the top Buddhist temples and the oldest in Tokyo. There is also a five pagoda Shinto shrine The structures are very impressive. For 100 yen you may consult with the spirits for a look a...  more »
  • Enjoyed my visit to Asakusa and the surrounding temples, yes, go early to avoid the crowds. If you have an extended long stay in Tokyo, would recommend seeing it in both day and night.  more »
  • A must for everyone's Tokyo trip, it's just as everyone thinks. Which then leads to all go there. But it's an incredibly privileged area with lovely cultural feel and atmosphere. Walk around and check out all the fine buildings and monuments worth visiting even though everyone else is also there.
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  • A very large and popular temple. There's a decent amount of seating nearby if you walked a long way. There's also a nice market area close by that's worth checking out. The temple area itself is extremely busy and full of tourists on peak days and times. You may want to go at an off time if you don't want to be surrounded by others.
  • Of course this is the best temple in Tokyo maybe all of Japan as well. Keep coming back here because of how much I love it and the area as well. So many fun memories with friends here too. Definitely my favorite attraction in Tokyo. Will always hold a special place in my heart for this area.
  • Really nice temple. Very popular amongst travelers / tourists. Lots of nice markets nearby and guides who offer tours for a fee. A bit crowded if you ask me. I wouldn't recommend this place if you have trouble with small personal space. However if you're 1.80 meters or taller you see above most of the people there. I myself prefer the tempels witch have fewer people. Its somehow more comfortable compared to the highly visited. But never the less, a really huge Temple and a great experience.
  • Great experience .. the temple is quite majestic. on a Sunday you will also see local people there for prayers. The market surrounding the temple is also kind of fun .. but there could be too many people .. use the two side allies to avoid the foot traffic. Good way to taste different kinds of Japanese food and dessert too.
  • Impressive temple accessible easily from the subway. The temple is located very close to the Asakusa stop on the subway. Along the walk from the station, there are street markets where you can pick up food and souvenirs. The temple itself can get pretty crowded but the scale of it makes it very visible from anywhere nearby. The area is not huge so you can walk around it fairly easily.
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