Founded in 628, it is Tokyo's oldest temple and a symbolic shitamachi (downtown area) in Tokyo. In the Edo-era (1603 - 1867), the shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu designated the temple as facility for government. It has valuable items such as paintings on the ceiling and a five-story pagoda tower.
From Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station (G19) Exit 1: 5 mins on foot
|Address||2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|Admission||Free of charge|
|Open||6.30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (April - September: from 6:00 a.m.)|
|Closed||Open 365 days a year|
*Information is current as of May 2012.