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Sensoji temple

Sensoji Temple (浅草寺) stands as Tokyo’s oldest and most significant Buddhist temple, dedicated to Kannon, the deity of mercy.

Its origins trace back to 628 when fishermen discovered Kannon’s statue in the Sumida River. Aligned with the Tendai school of Buddhism, the temple underwent reconstruction post-World War II, symbolizing peace and renewal.

The Sensoji temple is located in the Asakusa district and is accessed through the Kaminarimon gate, where a huge red lantern hangs.

Nakamise-dori street, full of stores and stalls, leads to the second gate of the temple, called Hozomon.


  • 1. Getting to Asakusa: Sensoji Temple is located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. Use Tokyo’s public transportation system (train and subway) to get to Asakusa Station. Depending on your location in Tokyo, you can take the Ginza Line, Tobu Skytree Line, Tsukuba Express Line or Asakusa Line to get to Asakusa Station.
  • 2. From Asakusa Station: Exit the station and walk in the direction of Kaminarimon Gate, which is the outer gate of the temple.
  • 3. Kaminarimon Gate: Kaminarimon Gate is the entrance gate to the temple area. It is famous for its giant red lantern. Cross the gate and continue walking along the Nakamise-dori shopping street.
  • 4. Nakamise-dori shopping street: This street will take you directly to the temple. It is lined with stores and stalls selling traditional Japanese souvenirs and food. Enjoy shopping as you approach the temple.
  • 5. Sensoji Temple: At the end of Nakamise-dori, you will arrive at Sensoji Temple. You will see the imposing five-story pagoda and the main hall of the temple, also known as Hondo.


Sensoji goshuin is 500 ¥.

Opening Hours

The temple welcomes visitors daily from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and entry is free of charge.

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