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Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo

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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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  • It is the most traditional and famous temple in Asakusa. There is a large lantern at the Kaminarimon Gate in front of the gate, and the picture of the dragon at the bottom of this lantern has power.....  more
    It is the most traditional and famous temple in Asakusa. There is a large lantern at the Kaminarimon Gate in front of the gate, and the picture of the dragon at the bottom of this lantern has power.....  more »
  • Probably the most famous temple of Tokyo. Many come to pay respect to Kannon, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Many bring back small Buddha images and Yantra for good luck. 
    Probably the most famous temple of Tokyo. Many come to pay respect to Kannon, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Many bring back small Buddha images and Yantra for good luck.  more »
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  • Worth to visit there especially at night !!!! Instagram: momo_jp_uk_cr
  • Serene, calm and very traditional. It helps you to get in touch with the traditional part of japan. The shopping streets are fun to explore and the street food is quite tasty. You can also wear a rented kimono here and take photos in traditional setting. A must visit if you want to get feeling of traditional Japan in the middle of the modern city.

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