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Sensō-ji

浅草寺
4.6/5
4102 Reviews
No. 1 of Top Night Attractions in Tokyo
Historical SitesTemplesNight Attractions
Open today at 06:00-17:00
Recommended sightseeing time:1-2 hours
Address:
2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, JapanMap
Phone+81-3-38420181
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Senso-ji Temple is located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. This ancient Buddhist temple is a captivating travel destination with a rich history and vibrant surroundings.As you approach the temple, Nakamise-dori, a bustling street lined with traditional shops, leads the way. These shops offer a delightful array of souvenirs, traditional crafts, and local snacks, creating a lively atmosphere for visitors. The scent of incense fills the air as you enter the temple grounds, enhancing the spiritual experience.Exploring the temple complex, you'll encounter the iconic Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) with its massive red lantern. Beyond it, the main hall, Hondo, stands majestically. Visitors can partake in the ritual of purifying themselves with the smoke of burning incense and then proceed to admire the beauty of the temple's architecture.Senso-ji is not only a religious site but also a cultural hub. Nearby, the Asakusa Culture and Tourist Information Center offers panoramic views of the area, providing a perfect vantage point for photography enthusiasts. Additionally, Sumida Park, along the Sumida River, offers a tranquil escape, especially during cherry blossom season.Overall, Senso-ji Temple and its surroundings provide a perfect blend of history, spirituality, and vibrant local culture, making it a must-visit destination for travelers in Tokyo.

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