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Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa

4.4
#1 of 1,991 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Completed in 645 CE, Senso-ji Temple holds the status of being the oldest temple in Tokyo. The temple grounds contain an independent Buddhist temple and a Shinto shrine. Enter through the imposing Thunder Gate and walk the shopping street, lined with about 90 food and souvenir shops and dating back to the early 18th century, up to the main hall. The temple complex, including the main hall, contains buildings both historic and reconstructed since World War II. Don’t miss the five-story pagoda and the garden and pond surrounding the "Demboin" (high priest’s residence). Add Senso-ji Temple to your Tokyo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tokyo attractions planning website.
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