Sensoji Temple

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Closed for renovation work
Five-storied Pagoda closed for renovation work from June 2016 to September 30, 2017 (scheduled)

Founded in 628, Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Many people believe that the Asakusa Kannon deity enshrined here has the ability to bestow benefits on earth, and around 30 million visitors from throughout Japan and abroad visit the temple every year. It was the epicenter for the development of Edo culture, and these traces still remain today. Many seasonal events are held including the Hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) Market and Hagoita (wooden paddle) Market. The huge lanterns hung at Kaminari (Thunder) Gate are very famous throughout Japan.

Detailed information

Basic information

Address

2-3-1 Asakusa

Taito-ku

Postal code:111-0032

Contact information

Website:http://www.senso-ji.jp/( External link )

Access

By train:
Tobu Isezaki Line: 5 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: 5 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station
Tsukuba Express: 5 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station
Toei Asakusa Line: 7 minutes by foot from the A4 Exit of Asakusa Station

By bus:
Toei Bus
Keisei Town Bus
Taito Ward Loop Bus Megurin

For

Children | Students | Groups | Couples | Families | Seniors |

Views/scenery

Views of the TOKYO SKY TREE |

Cultural Properties

National Designated Cultural Properties | Tokyo Designated Cultural Properties | Tokyo Designated Historical Buildings |

Other services

Facility information

Toilet facilities available | Smoking area |

Foreign language pamphlets

English | Chinese (traditional) | Korean |

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Regular elevators/wheelchair-accessible elevators
  • Urinal with handrail
  • Western-style toilet with handrail
  • Japanese-style toilet with handrail
  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Nursing room
  • Floor height difference in facility

Map information

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