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Famous for: Iconic Sites, Monuments, Temples
Senso-ji is the most famous and most photographed temple of Tokyo, popular for its five story pagoda. Way to the temple is lined with many shops selling crafts, souvenirs, snacks and sweets.
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About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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06:00 - 17:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1.5 hours
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Senso ji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple, is one of the popular budhhist temple located in Asakusa. This temple was built in the year 628, making it the oldest temple. 
The entry to the temple starts with the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the outer gate of Sensoji Temple. You can find around 200 shops on the way to the temple's second gate, the Hozomon. Beyond the Hozomon Gate stands the temple's main hall and a five storied pagoda. 
The Shopping street is quite famous where you can find local snacks as well as Japanese souvenirs such as yukata (type of kimono) and folding fans.

In May, annual festival of the Asakusa Shrine, known as the Sanja Matsuri is held. If you want to explore the culture, then May is the best time.

How to Reach

From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Yamanote Line to Kanda Station (2 minutes, 140 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen)

From Shinjuku Station: Take the orange JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 170 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).

Contact

local_phone +81 3 3842 0181
3:30 AM Local Time

Location

1 3 2 Chome Asakusa Taitō-ku Tōkyō-to Japan 111-0032
City center: Tokyo
Nearest airport: Haneda Airport

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