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Asakusa & Sensoji Temple

Tokyo, Japan

Observe the traditional city design of Asakusa. Centered around Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji Temple) with a history of 1,400 years, the Asakusa district represents Tokyo’s old downtown, steeped in the nostalgic atmosphere of Edo-period while retaining a variety of traditional arts and crafts.

The narrow streets leading to the temple are called ‘Nakamise’ and are lined with colorful shops and stalls.

Sensoji Temple is the main headquarters of the Sho-Kannon sect of Buddhism; it is a lively and active temple with worshippers praying for some sort of assistance.

The Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center, located at the entrance is a good place to stop for a birdseye view of the area before venturing into the crowds.

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