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Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo is a sightseeing spot visited by many people from Japan and overseas.
Despite being in the center of Tokyo, the Asakusa area lined with shops and architecture that make you feel Japanese-style downtown.
Among them, the temple that many people visit as the main tourist spot is Sensoji Temple.
There are plenty of gourmet spots and other sightseeing spots around Sensoji Temple, which is easily accessible within a 10-minute walk from the nearest station.
Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, located in Taito-ku, Tokyo.
It is said that it dates back to 628, the time of Emperor Suiko.
You can visit Sensoji Temple 24 hours a day, so you can visit it according to your schedule when sightseeing.
There is no regular holiday, and it is a great attraction that you can visit at any time of the year.
Please note that the main hall is open 24 hours a day, but the main hall is open from 6:00 to 17:00 in the morning.
As a landmark of Asakusa, Kaminarimon is a popular spot among many people visiting Asakusa.
It is the oldest temple in Tokyo and visited by more than 30 million people from Japan and overseas every year.
Tourists are enjoying a commemorative photo in front of this gate where the big red lanterns stand out.
The official name is “Fenglei Shrine” because Fengjin and Raijin are located on the left and right sides of the gate.
The gate has not been rebuilt for 95 years since the fire was destroyed by fire during the Edo period, but it was rebuilt in 1960 by Konosuke Matsushita, a well-known businessman.
When you visit the powerful god of god, Raijin statue arranged on the left and right, you will appreciate it.
At the end of the gate, the Nakamise-Dori Shopping Street, which extends to Sensoji Temple, spreads out and you can enjoy sightseeing.
As you pass through Kaminarimon and pass through Nakamise, which crowded with tourists, you will see the Hozomon, which houses the treasures of Sensoji Temple. On the front side is a statue of Nioh, and on the other side is a large straw. “Hozomon” built-in 1648 with the donation of Tokugawa Iemitsu along with the main hall and the five-storied pagoda. It burned down in an air raid in 1945, but it rebuilt afterward, and the gate now a reinforced concrete building.
This is also an indispensable spot for sightseeing in Sensoji Temple, so be sure to visit it. Another point is that you can enjoy a big sky tree around Hozomon. Why don’t you take a precious collaboration photograph of Hozomon and Sky Tree?
Five-storied pagoda, located southwest of the main hall, was built in 945 by Kimigaira Taira. The height of the tower is 53.3 m, and it is one of the most famous sights in Sensoji Temple. Also, this “five-storied pagoda” is not just a tower. It a graveyard where Buddha’s remains are stored, and it also called a stupa in Buddhist architecture that often found in Buddhist temples.
The home of Buddhism, India, has a dome shape, but it has become a five-storied pagoda in Japan because it has changed to such a shape in China across the continent. The building has a strong presence and beauty in the daytime, but if you have the time, make sure to stop by after sunset. The illuminated five-storied pagoda also very beautiful and highly recommended as a date spot.
As you pass by Hozomon, the main hall of Sensoji Temple will appear in front of you. In front of the main hall, there is an incense burner that raises smoke, so it is standard to first cleanse your heart with smoke. It also said that “smoking is bad places will improve your health”, so try to apply smoke to painful areas of your body, such as your feet and hips. There must be benefits.
After a healthy prayer, let’s go to the main hall where the shape of the titanium tile roof is unique and beautiful! A dragon and a heavenly woman are drawn on the ceiling of the main hall. When worshiping, be sure to pay close attention to your eyes.
In addition, you can take off your shoes from the right end of the main hall outside to the inner shrine dedicated to the main temple. Anyone can enter, so if you come to Sensoji Temple, please go up and visit.
Denpoin Garden [Special release only several times a year]
The garden surrounded by tall trees and the pond in the center of the garden surrounded by beautifully cared turf and pine. The colors of the trees are reflected in the pond.
When you step into the garden from the town of Asakusa, there is another world. The liveliness of Kaminarimon and Nakamise seem like lies.
A five-storied pagoda towers in the foreground, making the garden landscape even more attractive, but beyond that, you can see the Sky Tree.
When it comes to the landscape of the garden, the contrast between the sky tree and the temple garden, which symbolize the modern world, is not very good, but you can still get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by visiting this garden Healed from the core of the heart.
|Open||24 hour open|
|Address||2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032|
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