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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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  • The temple is worth visiting, but the surroundings are worth even more; market, restaurants, banquet facilities: everything tastes warm and rich while sneaking between people vestine in traditional costumes and tourists fascinated.
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  • The number of people in the Japanese New Year is countless, shopping is very crowded, eat to queue long team. But the gate has a lot of Japanese gadgets, and it's worth a walk somewhere.
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  • What magnificent temple! We were lucky enough to go there on January 1, the first day of the year or the Japanese go to the temple to pray and read the omen of the new year... We were very very many necessarily but a great atmosphere even drowned in the crowd getting along in silence a small not to this majestic temple! Very few foreigners that day but nice experience!
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  • The shrine and surrounding grounds were very beautiful. It was fun too get your fortune. There were many shops in the street leading to the shrine that were fun to walk through
  • A good example of a traditional shrine in the Edo era part of Tokyo. Everything around here is styled around how things would have been way back when. The vendors offering hot, sweet rice wine are not to be passed by. Do give it a try, especially when it's cold! It's very sweet and warming. Different to sake of anything I've tasted before. The little moon cakes are red bean filled and are delicious. Made in an old style machine, which of course is part of the charm!
  • As a tourist this place is pretty amazing. Being here physically is quite an experience. The history this site has is unimaginable. The structure is well maintained for obvious reason. It was very crowded even for the time of the year we visited. This is a must see site.
  • If you've visited Nakamise-dori and Sensoji temple, why not visit the Asakusa temple itself too? If you're lucky, you can find a traditional Shinto wedding procession taking place here when you come. Remember to be polite and courteous around religious sites.
  • A smaller shrine next to Senso-ji that is away from the crowd and much more humble looking. Good place to just take a rest and enjoy the calmness of the area before going back to the busier Senso-ji.

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