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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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  • This is a great place to see some real japanese traditional buildings and temples. The gate to go in is Kaminarimon, a very famous landmark; there is a passage full of places where you can buy gifts a...  more »
  • Breathtaking and a must see! Lots of shops, little shrines, statues, pagoda... a one stop amazing attraction.  more »
  • One of my favorite spots in Tokyo. Endless options for souvenir shopping and yummy street food. The temple itself was very nice and well maintained.  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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