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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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  • Sensoji Temple has “Omikugi” that can be pulled out 24 hours a day. You may be disappointed with the contents of "Omikugi". If you pull "bad", connect it to the specified location. You can connect wit...  more »
  • This is an old temple and a temple in Tokyo. A very large incense pot. You will be able to get the incense in the Laeokwak, and you can see the girl dressed in a kimono walking distance. Thai people.
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  • I visited the shrine for the first time in years. It was 7 o'clock in the morning and it was raining, so there were only a few people. I was able to visit slowly while strolling around. Asakusa Shrine was also visited. It is a relief to be able to have a good thank you visit of this year.
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  • Probably the most famous and visited shrine in Tokyo. And not without any reason, the building itself is huge on its own and you would appreciate it most. The grounds are also huge and you can stroll around the place all day long. With so many tourist visiting, comes all the shops also, they have almost everything in shops surrounding. Visiting during the day would be really packed, but lively as well.
  • Awe inspiring! Highly recommend coming early in the morning or later in the evening. The crowds are gone, and you can see the cool shutter art on closed shops and the grounds all lit up. Photos attached for reference (with and without crowds). There are toilets easily accessible and plenty of vending machines around.
  • A spectacular experience, by day and by night! We have previously visited during the day, and can assure you that it is extremely busy and quite an interesting experience. Our recent visit was at night and was much more relaxed and also enjoyable too. Although we missed seeing all the stalls open and selling their different products, the nighttime atmosphere was also very interesting and pleasant, the temperature was great for leisurely strolling around, no crowds, very peaceful. Loved it! PS. I have never visited a public toilet that was as clean as this one.
  • A beautiful temple with lots of things to see, experience and learn. We were staying at a hotel nearby and passed by this temple at least twice daily, one in the morning and again in the evening. So we could see the differences for both timings and both were beautiful and spectacular. Besides the beauty of the temple itself there are also stalls selling souvenirs and food nearby which is yet another attraction. If you have the time it is highly recommended that you visit this temple twice, at different time.
  • An old temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Many tourists the day I visited but still a sense of peace and quiet. You can attend the prayer ceremony for ¥3,000 upwards, beautiful gardens and landscaping, shops outside the temple and old Tokyo lies beyond the gates.
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