Sensoji Temple – Tokyo’s most loved temple

Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo‘s most colorful and popular temples.

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The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built nearby for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo‘s oldest temple.

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They old man told me that if I want to be beautiful and smart, I should inhale the incense coming from this large pot which they believed could give knowledge, beauty, and youth.

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It was a fun and exciting experience. One of the reasons why the temple is visited by a lot of people is because it is placed in the heart of Tokyo.

Access

Sensoji Temple is a few steps from Asakusa Station, served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line and Tobu Railways.

From Tokyo Station
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Kanda Station (2 minutes, 130 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 160 yen).

From Shinjuku Station
Take the orange JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 160 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 160 yen).

From Narita Airport
Check our airport page for details.

Source: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3001.html

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