Sensoji Temple

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Arguably one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, Senso-ji Temple – also known as Asakusa Kannon – can trace its roots back to the early 600s. In 628, two fishermen on the nearby Sumida River repeatedly brought up a golden statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy along with their usual catch. Finally deciding not to throw the statue back to the depths of the river once more, they instead brought it to their village headman, who convinced them to build a temple in its honor. Senso-ji Temple was finished in the year 645 and quickly became a pilgrimage site.

Overview

Address

2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0032 (Map) (Directions)

Phone Number

03-3842-0181

Website

senso-ji.jp

Access

Five-minute walk from Asakusa station.

Upcoming Events

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Senso-ji Hagoita-Ichi Fair

Senso-ji Hagoita-Ichi Fair

Dec 17th - Dec 19th

At Senso-ji temple in Tokyo's historical Asakusa district, you can buy traditional decorated bats at the Hagoita-Ichi Fair,..

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