• Senso-ji Temple [1] Kaminarimon Gate (雷門) area

    Bustle with every day! Popular selfie spot!!

Very popular spot "Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺)". It is the most popular tourist destination in Tokyo, which is crowded every day. However, no matter how busy it is, it is a place where you can see the fun smile of foreign tourists.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺)

Kaminarimon Gate (雷門) at the entrance of Asakusa Temple. it is crowded every day.

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Kaminarimon Gate

'Jinrikisha (人力車) staff waiting in front of Kaminarimon. willow is cool.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Kaminarimon Gate

The large lantern (大提灯) is 3.9m high, 3.3m in diameter, weighs about 700kg. A lantern store (提灯屋) in Kyoto city is producing it.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Kaminarimon Gate

These are few part of many 'Kaminarimon Gate area of Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺)' photos.

The large lantern (大提灯) seems to be renewed every ten years.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) large lantern

On the back side of the large lantern is the letter "風神雷神門". Actually, this is the official name of this gate.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) large lantern

風神雷神門 = Fūjin Raijin-mon gate (the gate of Fujin and Raijin)

Nakamise arcade (仲見世).   Asakusa 'Kibi Dango' Shop. * Kibi Dango, 300yen for five.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Nakamise arcade

This "great congestion of Nakamise arcade (仲見世)" may also be one of characteristics of Asakusaji.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Nakamise arcade

However, as Hozomon Gate (宝蔵門) closer, congestion will be alleviated a little.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Nakamise arcade

Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center A view of "Nakamise arcade (仲見世)" seen from the 8F view terrace.

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Nakamise arcade

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (浅草文化観光センター)

The end point of Nakamise arcade (仲見世) is "Hōzōmon Gate (宝蔵門)".

Senso-ji Temple (浅草寺) Hozomon Gate

The photograph was taken from 2014 to 2016.

[ASAKUSA] Senso-ji *Asakusa Kannon Temple (浅草寺)

  • Address : 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
  • Phone : 03-3842-0181
  • Time : 24 hours *temple office 6:00am - 17:00pm
  • Lighting : From sundown until around 23:00
  • Admission fee : Free
  • Access : [Subway] Ginza-Line, Asakusa-Line "Asakusa" Station. 1-minute walk.


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