Tokyo Sights

Senso-ji Complex

  • 2–3–1 Asakusa Map It
  • Asakusa
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/19/2015

Fodor's Review

Even for travelers with little interest in history or temples, this complex in the heart and soul of Asakusa is without a doubt one of Tokyo's must-see sights. Come for its local and historical importance, its garden, its 17th-century Shinto shrine, and Tokyo's most famous festival: the wild Sanja Matsuri in May. The area also offers myriad interesting shops, winding backstreets, and an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Tokyo.

  • Temple, Hozo-mon Gate; Senso-ji, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.

    Mihai-Bogdan Lazar / Shutterstock

Sight Information

Address:

2–3–1 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032, Japan

Map It

Phone:

03-3842–0181

Website: www.senso-ji.jp

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Temple grounds daily 6–sunset

Published 04/19/2015

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