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The oldest temple in the capital of Japan is the Sensō-Ji Buddhist temple located in Tokyo. It is thought that the temple dates back to the 7th century making it Tokyo’s oldest. The temple was built up and improved over the years but was bombed and destroyed in the Second World War, it was rebuilt later and is a symbol of rebirth and peace to the Japanese people. It is an independent Buddhist temple and is thought to attract around 30 million visitors annually.

Getting there

The public transport infrastructure in Tokyo is of a high standard. By train, the closest station is ‘Asakusa’ which is accessed by trains on Tsukuba Express line that passes through the city. Subways also run to ‘Asakusa’.

Opening Times and Admission

The temple’s main hall is open daily, 6am-5pm. There is no fee to enter the temple’s main hall.

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  • Asakusa, 2 Chome−3−1, 111-0032 Tokyo, Taitō, Japan
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  • +81 3-3842-0181

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