Asakusa, located in Taito City, Tokyo, well known for Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, its main approach to the temple.
Asakusa is one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, and is visited by many people from Japan and abroad.

Sensoji Temple seen from Asakusa Culture Tourist Information CenterSensoji Temple seen from Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Sensoji Temple

Main Hall of Sensoji Temple
Main Hall of Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo with a history of nearly 1,400 years, and its official name is “Kinryuzan Sensoji Temple”.

Sensoji Temple and the famous Kaminarimon Gate, with its huge red lantern and gate, which symbolize Asakusa, are the main gates of Sensoji Temple.
The main hall, the five-storied pagoda, the Nakamise Shopping Street, and the Kaminarimon are all part of the Sensoji temple grounds, and visitors can feel the Japaneseness.

Sensoji Temple
Hozomon Gate and Five-storied pagoda

Kaminarimon Gate

Kaminarimon at Sensoji Temple

The official name of the Kaminarimon Gate is “Furaijinmon Gate” so named because the gods Wind and Thunder are enshrined on either side of the gate.

The lanterns on the Kaminarimon are 3.9 meters(12.8 feet) high and 3.3 meters(11 feet) wide, and weigh approximately 700 kilograms.
Since its construction, Kaminarimon has been repeatedly burned down and rebuilt, and the current gate was rebuilt in 1960.

Kaminarimon and Tokyo Skytree

Nakamise Shopping Street

Nakamise Shopping Street at Sensoji Temple

Nakamise, located beyond the Kaminarimon, is the main approach to Sensoji Temple. And is said to be one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan, dating back to the Edo period.
The 250-meter-long approach to the temple is lined with about 90 souvenir stores and stores where visitors can enjoy Japanese sweets.

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Asakusa (浅草)


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2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032


1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro and Toei Asakusa Station.
3 minute walk from TOBU Railway Asakusa Station.
6 minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station.


(Tokyo Metro) Asakusa Station
Ginza Line

(Toei Transportation) Asakusa Station
Asakusa Line

(TOBU Railway) Asakusa Station

(Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company) Asakusa Station
Tsukuba Express