Sensoji (浅草寺) is one of the most significant Buddhist temples in Tokyo. The Kaminari-mon (lightning gate), long promenade (Nakamise Dori) and the temple itself are some of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. There is no admission fee, but you can make a donation if you wish at the temple.
Sensoji is also host to the Sanja Matsuri each May, one of the “big three” traditional festivals in Japan and a not-to-miss experience if you’re in Tokyo at the time.
For historical background and more, see our article on Sensoji temple here.
- Tokyo by Bike: 5 of the City’s Best Cycling Routes
- Like Traveling Back in Time: Tokyo Rickshaw Experiences
- Go Beyond Tokyo’s Guidebook Weirdness to Find the Truly Unique
- How to Buy a Yukata in Tokyo Without Breaking the Bank
- The Tokyo Cheapo Guide to Visiting Temples and Shrines
- Tokyo Street Markets: 7 of the Very Best
- Guide to Surviving the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival
- Tokyo Events This Week: Setsubun (Bean-Throwing) Festivals
- 0.6 km from Asakusa Station
- 0.8 km from Tawaramachi Station
- 1.2 km from Tokyo Skytree Station