Sensoji Temple

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Japanese script: 浅草寺
Area: Asakusa
Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo [map]
Phone: +81 3-3842-0181 +81 3-3842-0181
Access: 0.6 km from Asakusa Station Ginza Line (G19)Asakusa Line (A18)Tobu Skytree Line (TS1)
0.8 km from Tawaramachi Station Ginza Line (G18)
1.2 km from Tokyo Skytree Station Tobu Skytree Line (TS2)
Website: http://www.senso-ji.jp/

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.