Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it became independent after World War II.

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Tourist attraction
The Hōzōmon is the inner of two large entrance gates that ultimately leads to the in , . Photo: Luis Villa del Campo, CC BY 2.0.

Arts centre
The Textile Culture and Ukiyo-e Art Museum – Amuse Museum, or simply Amuse Museum, is a private museum specializing in Japanese textile culture and ukiyo-e. is situated 200 meters northeast of Senso-ji. Photo: Amuse Museum, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Shinto shrine
Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the district of , . is situated 210 meters northeast of Senso-ji. Photo: Kakidai, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Theme park
Hanayashiki is an amusement park in , Taitō, Tokyo that has operated since 1853. is situated 240 meters northwest of Senso-ji. Photo: Aimaimyi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Asakusa is a district in , , Japan, famous for the , a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. Photo: FabHol, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Akihabara is a common name for the area around Akihabara Station in the of , Japan. is situated 2½ km southwest of Senso-ji. Photo: Jmho, CC0.

Yanaka is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods in Bunkyo ward, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt. is situated 3 km west of Senso-ji. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Kitanorimonochō, or officially Kanda-Kitanorimonochō, is a district of , , . is situated 3 km southwest of Senso-ji.


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