【Sightseeing】Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple (浅草寺) is a buddhist sanctuary situated in Asakusa. It is the fundamental element of Asakusa and a standout amongst the most famous traveler spot in Tokyo.

Sensoji is otherwise called Asakusa-Kannon and around 30 million guests visit each year. It was set up in 628 and it’s the most seasoned sanctuary in Tokyo. Nakamise Street which is the shopping region situated before Senseoji is a standout amongst the most celebrated visitor in Tokyo.


Sensoji is Sokannon style Buddhism.

Sensoji was set up in 628. The legend said Hinokuma Hamanari and Takenari siblings found a consecrated Kannon statue at Sumida River. HajinoNakatomo perceived that statue was Shokanze-Kannon. He turned into the minister and built up the sanctuary.

In 645, minister Shokai went by the sanctuary. He assembled the primary working for Kannon, and composed the standard of Buddhist. The standard has been kept by the minister of Sensoji more than thousand years.

Asakusa gets to be prevalent bit by bit year by year with adherents. In Heian period, Priest Jigaku went to Sensoji, and gave another hallowed picture.

In Edo period, the third Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu chose Sensoji as the administration summon place. He likewise assembled pagoda, primary building and entryways. With the a huge number of guests for loving, Asakusa and Sensoji turned into the focal point of Edo Culture amid Edo period.

Kaminari mon door

… was inherent 942 by Taira no Kinmasa. Fujin, the divine force of wind, and Raijin, the lord of thunder, are the watchmen from the catastrophes. Current entryway was inherent 1960.


Hozo mon door

… was likewise worked by Kinmasa. Tokugawa Iemitsu modified new door in 1649. Current door was implicit 1964.

Hondo, the Kannon Temple

… contains the holy statue. Current building was inherent 1958. The outside of the sanctuary was the same as the one which worked by Iemitsu.

Five Stories Pagoda

Initially, it was worked by Kinmasa. Iemitsu manufactured new pagoda which was utilized to be a national fortune of Japan which was lost in WWII.


… was recreated in 1994 to honor the 1,200th commemoration of the conception of Ennin, the minister who built up Sensoji. Inside, statues of Bodhisattva Kannon, and of 12 defensive Buddhas, each alloted to a specific year of the oriental Zodiac cycle, are adored.

From Asakusa Station, walk


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