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  • Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
  • Hours: Main hall: 6am - 5pm (6:30am from Oct - Mar). Temple grounds always open
  • Admission: Free

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Asakusa Temple

The Asakusa Temple (also known as Asakusa Kanon, Senso-ji, Sensoji) combines majestic architecture, centers of worship, elaborate Japanese gardens, and traditional markets to give you a modern-day look at the history and culture of Japan.

Erected in the year 645 AD, in what was once an old fishing village, the Asakusa Temple was dedicated to the goddess of mercy, Kanon. Known as the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, it is located in the heart of Asakusa, known as the "low city," on the banks of the Sumida River.

Stone-carved statues of Fujin (the Wind god) and Raijin (the Thunder god) guard the entrance of the temple, known as Kaminarimon or Thunder Gate. Next is the Hozomon Gate, leading to the shopping streets of Nakamise, filled with local vendors selling folk-crafts and Japanese snacks. There is also the Kannondo Hall, home of the stunning Asakusa shrine.

Practical Info

You can visit the historical Asakusa Temple (Senso-ji) any day of the week and it is easily accessible. Senso-ji is located in Asakusa, which is part of the Taito district in central Tokyo. The temple is just a few steps away from the Asakusa Station, which is serviced by subways and trains.

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Tokyo Morning Sightseeing Tour

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Get an overview of Tokyo on a 3.5-hour morning sightseeing tour of the city’s cultural and shopping highlights. This fast-paced tour is great for those who are ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.89
Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa, Tokyo, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Nighttime Local Food and Drink Tour in Asakusa

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Asakusa is one of the must-see spots in Tokyo. And while many tourists go to Asakusa during the crowded daytime, local people go out to Asakusa at night to ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Varies

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Private Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garden with a Water Bus Ride to Asakusa, Tokyo, ... 
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Private Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garden with a Water Bus Ride to Asakusa

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This is a walking tour to experience historical and traditional spots in Tokyo. You will visit Tsukiji fish market and f eel the immense energy of the ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride, Tokyo, Private ... 
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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Full Day Asakusa Tour with Ninja Experience and Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Full-day Tours
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Full Day Asakusa Tour with Ninja Experience and Tokyo Skytree

You enjoy practicing basics of "Ninja" technique from an instructor. Then visiting the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Sensoji Temple, and places of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Traditional Japanese Woodblock Print "Ukiyo-e" in Asakusa, Tokyo, Full-day Tours
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Traditional Japanese Woodblock Print "Ukiyo-e" in Asakusa

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.23
Private Kimono Experience in Asakusa with Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and Water Bus Ride, ... 
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Private Kimono Experience in Asakusa with Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and Water Bus Ride

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On this tour you'll get the option to stroll the streets of Asakusa in a Kimono, visit the historical Hamarikyu Japanese garden and the popular Tsukiji Fish ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.30
1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour, Tokyo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

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Discover Tokyo's top attractions on an 8.5 hours tour by air-conditioned coach that includes a cruise on Tokyo Bay. See sights such as the Imperial Palace, ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Half-day Food and Drink Walking Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa, Tokyo, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Half-day Food and Drink Walking Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa

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Tsukiji fish market is the biggest seafood market in the world. Food of the highest quality is gathered from all over the world, not only fish, but also ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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