Sensoji Asakusa Kannon Temple
Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple), Asakusa,
shitamachi (lit. "low town") is a Buddhist temple located in the center.
legend in 628 years, two brothers, they always return them back to the river to put out the Sumida River, and despite the Kannon statue, the statue of the goddess of mercy fished, he says. Therefore, Sensoji was built for the goddess of Kannon. The temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo's doing this, was completed in 645 Approaching the temple, visitors first Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate),
Sensoji with external door and enter the symbol of Asakusa.
Nakamise called the 200-meter in a shopping
street, the temple's second gate,
the outer door to be Hozomon. Besides typical
Japanese souvenirs such as
Yukata, and folding fans, various traditional local snacks Nakamise Asakusa
area are sold together.
shopping street has a history of several centuries
of Hozomon beyond the main gate of the temple's main building and five-story
pagoda stands. Tokugawa Iemitsu built in 1649 according to the year Asakusa
Shrine, the temple can be found close to the main building.
Various events are held throughout the year in Sensoji Temple. Some of these include:
Sanja Matsuri (more information) - May: Tokyo, one of the three major festivals.
Hozuki-ichi (Hozuki Market) - July: Hozuki black cherry, a typical summer plant in Japan.
Asakusa Samba Carnival - August
Jida Matsuri in Tokyo - November: Born in Tokyo, and a festival in memory of the Edo culture.
Hagoita-ichi (Hagoita Market) - Range: Hagoita Hanetsuki, badminton, rowing is similar to that of a traditional wood used in the game. Hanetsuki and Hagoita Market Click here to learn more about.