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Sensoji Temple/Asakusa Kannon - 浅草寺/浅草観音

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.

Sensoji Temple / Asakusa Kannon

Directions

From Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station (G19) Exit 1: 5 mins on foot

Location Details

Category Temple/Shrine
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.


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