Description of this spot
Senso-ji is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. It was built in 628. Many people believe in the power of the Asakusa Kannon bodhisattva to bestow worldly benefits. Every year around 3 million people visit and pray to her. The area around the temple was a flourishing cultural centre during the Edo period (1603-1868). The great paper lanterns at the Kaminari gate (‘thunder gate’) are a reminder of this period and are famous across Japan. The Nakamise street that leads from the Kaminari gate to the temple is lined with shops that sell souvenirs and Japanese sweets.
Exciting Asakusa (Sensou-ji temple) and cherry blossom (sakura) viewing
by Tomoko Koizumi
From US $137.00 〜 / Person
Wonderful Day Tour to Fully Enjoy Tokyo
by Nobuhiro Sato
From US $364.50 〜 / Group
Traditional Japanese Sweets - Walking Tour in Asakusa
by Shinya Endo
From US $147.40 〜 / Group
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