Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Sensoji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon.
Sensoji (金龍山浅草寺) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda, the Asakusa Shinto shrine, as well as many shops with traditional goods in the Nakamise-dori.
The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of compassion, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world with over 30 million visitors annually.
The temple has a titanium tiled roof that maintains the historic image but is stronger and lighter.
Experience traditional Japan at Asakusa.
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Nakamise Street 00:56
Sensoji Temple 01:45
Natsumode Festival 03:52
Free view from above 04:15
Night Walk 04:50
Street Art 05:41
Japanese Food 06:07