Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple
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Page last updated: Nov, 13, 2020
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm

Sensoji Temple has a history of over 1400 years and is considered one of the oldest in Tokyo. The temple is a place of worship due to the enshrinement of the Asakusa Kannon. Every year over 30 million people from Japan and abroad visit the temple to pray and see the historical site. Sensoji Temple is famous for the enormous red Kaminari Lantern (Kaminarimon) hanging from the main gates and the fun and interesting shopping arcade (Nakamise street) which leads to the main temple. Sensoji's main building houses a statue that was discovered by fishermen in 648 in the Sumida River. Another impressive structure is the 53 meter five storied pagoda in the central courtyard.

Information of Spot Detail


2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Temples/shrines, Importantcultural property, Attractions


Sho-kannon sect

Business Hours

April-September: 6:00 to 17:00
October-March: 6:30 to 17:00

Regular Holiday

No closing days




5 minutes walk from Asakusa station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line
5 minutes walk from Asakusa station on the Tobu Isesaki line
5 minutes walk from Asakusa station on the Tsukuba Express line

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