How much does it cost to go to Sensoji?

no admission fee
Sensōji (浅草寺) is one of the most significant Buddhist temples in Tokyo. The Kaminari-mon (lightning gate), long promenade (Nakamise Dori) and the temple itself are some of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. There is no admission fee, but you can make a donation if you wish at the temple.

Why do people visit Sensoji?

A lively marketplace, holy smoke and fortunes at Tokyo’s most iconic temple. Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensoji contains a sacred statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Surrounded by imposing gates, a five-story pagoda, and the vibrant stalls of Nakamise Dori , Sensoji is a must-see destination during your trip in Japan.

What time Sensoji temple open?

Opening Hours and Entrance Fee Sinsoji’s main hall is open from 6 am to 5 pm every day from April to September and from 6:30 am to 5pm from October to March. Admission is free to the Sensoji temple. The temple grounds are always open, and the main building is illuminated nightly from sunset until 11 pm.

How many souvenir shops are there leading up to the Asakusa Sensoji Temple?

The Nakamise shopping street stretches over approximately 250 meters from Kaminarimon to the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. It is lined by more than 50 shops, which offer local specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs.

Do people live in Asakusa?

“People tend to think of Asakusa as a tourist area, but it does also have a lot of residences. As you might expect, rent around Sensoji temple and the station is expensive, but if you head towards Tawaramachi or Iriya, there are plenty of inexpensive places,” we were told.

Who built Sensoji temple?

Kinmasa Taira
This is the large main gate of Senso−ji Temple located near Kannon−do Hall past Nakamise−dori. It was built by Kinmasa Taira, while he was serving as governor of Abo district, in 942AD as a sign of gratitude after being granted his wish to become the governor of Musashi district.