Traveling to Japan, this stop came to Tokyo. Sensoji Temple is located in Taito Ward, Tokyo. It is an existing "Edo-style" popular recreational spot in Japan. Asakusa is the birthplace of Tokyo and is also the oldest temple in Tokyo. The gate of the temple is called "Kamin Gate", and its official name is "Kazeraijin Gate". It is the face of the gate in Japan and the symbol of Asakusa. There is a five-storied pagoda in the southwest corner of the temple, second only to the five-storied pagoda at Toji Temple in Kyoto, and the second tallest pagoda in Japan. There is Asakusa Shrine in the northeast of the temple, with elegant shapes and beautiful carvings. Asakusa has many famous festivals, and there are celebrations all year round. According to legend, in the thirty-sixth year of Emperor Tweeting the ancient Emperor, two fishermen fished in the Miyato River and picked up a 5.5 cm tall golden Guanyin statue, believed to be a "guanyin manifestation". Nearby people raised funds to build a temple to enshrine it. The statue of Buddha is Sensoji Temple. In the early Edo period, Ieyasu Tokugawa rebuilt Sensoji Temple and designated it as the place of worship for the Tokugawa Shogunate. As a result, the Sensoji area gradually prospered. Every year around New Year's Day, there are crowds of pilgrims who come to worship. They enter Sensoji Temple and turn right. The fountain is called the Jingshouchi, and the water is drinkable. The street in front of Sensoji Temple between Kaminarimon and the main hall is called "Nakamise". It is a 300-meter-long approach road leading from Kaminarimon to Hozomon and the main hall. It gathers about 90 shops, which is quite different from other temples. The place. During the tourist season, pilgrims and tourists are crowded in the commercial streets, so you can't find your way for a while. There are also many restaurants in Asakusa. Snack shops, ice cream shops, Wagyu restaurants, and Japanese cuisine restaurants are all over the street, so let’s keep your stomach and go where to eat.
A beautiful temple in the centre of Asakusa. Easily accessible from the metro stop and worth visiting at day and night.
great food stalls, Buddha traditions. and souvenirs in the heart of Tokyo! great half day!