Completed in 645 CE, Sensō-ji 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 Sensō-ji to your Tokyo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tokyo attractions planning website .
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One of major attractions in Tokyo, old shrine spared during WW2 areal bombing. Other than shrine itself rows of trading pavilions with tons of funny gimmicks and traditional souvenirs starting form wo... more »
A must If you visit tokyo. And the streets surrounding the are are amazing as well to walk and eat on the area. more »
It’s moving to see a site that is both an active worship center, historical monument and attraction all in one. Visiting here you will are all three - and leave with an indelible memory of history and culture. Give yourself ample time to walk the structures - and to take in the surrounding market. They won’t disappoint.
Tourist trap for a thousand years. Good fun. The charms are now available in English and Chinese, too, for the massive influx of foreigners. Festivals are lively and quite crowded, food stands line the place. Very clean despite the crowds. Good people - talk to the staff and they are happy to explain.
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