Asakusa Kannon Senso-ji

Asakusa Kannon Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo. It is located in Asakusa 2cho-me Taitou-ward. Senso-ji is very famous and popular even among foreign travelers.We can find this old temple easily, it is a 5-minute walk from  Asakusa station.We can go around many various souvenir shops on your way to Senso-ji,.Every New Year’s day many people visit Senso-ji.There is a five-story pagoda and a big gate named “Raimon” .


You can enjoy seeing this landscape an evening stroll.

Every day from sunset by 11:00 pm this temple (main hall, five-story pagoda and ”Raimon”) is lighting-up brightly. You will be impressed by this lighting which isn’t only beautiful but also saving energy.This lighting was designed by Motoko Ishii. She is a very famous designer in the world. Her representative works are light of Tokyo tower, Roppongi Hills and so on.

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  1. Yaga says:

    I have been there before. There were a lot of tourists from all over the world. The shoppers in asakusa can speak English.

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