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Sensō-ji, Asakusa

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Completed in 645 CE, Sensō-ji 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 Sensō-ji to your Tokyo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tokyo attractions planning website .
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  • One of Japan’s very beautiful temples with a large market selling everything from food to clothes! Really nice area of Tokyo  more »
  • Beijing came a few times, the grass also came to the times, basically here is the scene of the beijing must, during the day to the grass temple visitors, nearby eating and drinking business, can see a part of the Beijing, and this grass temple can be a place, he can be exempted, unlike many Japanese temples to receive, There are a lot of places to see in the environment, the whole grass field can probably play for a day without problems, built in addition to the day, there will be early morning time of the grass temple will also come to a visit, fewer people or even people's grass temple, feel very different.
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  • It’s moving to see a site that is both an active worship center, historical monument and attraction all in one. Visiting here you will are all three - and leave with an indelible memory of history and culture. Give yourself ample time to walk the structures - and to take in the surrounding market. They won’t disappoint.
  • Tourist trap for a thousand years. Good fun. The charms are now available in English and Chinese, too, for the massive influx of foreigners. Festivals are lively and quite crowded, food stands line the place. Very clean despite the crowds. Good people - talk to the staff and they are happy to explain.
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