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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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  • Lots of foreign people coming, I was surprised. Many more Japanese were so kannjimasu. Bun eating at the dumpling shop is along the road on the left, with their backs to the Senso-ji Temple. 1 150 yen and Bank, sweet and spicy, sesame seeds, grain jam, sweet dumplings are soft is recommended.
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  • obligatory passage in a filled alley of shops various "merchants of the temple"--with authentic quality items and any other made in China... and then stop in front of the drawers to predictions. Beautiful temple to the monumental gates
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  • This place was amazing. We visited Asakusa and Senso-ji temlpe. There are a big shopping street where you can buy souvenirs such as sweets and traditional japanese goods.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful temple in Tokyo, Asakusa. Asakusa station on Ginza Line to get there. Opened during night (except shops) Here some pics.
  • It's basically a tourist spot but the temple is amazing. There are a lot of shops selling souvenirs.
  • Worh the visit! Can feel Japanese things here!

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