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|Name in Japanese:||浅草寺|
|Address:||2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo [map]|
0.6 km from Asakusa Station
0.8 km from Tawaramachi Station
1.2 km from Tokyo Skytree Station
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.