Senso-ji temple in Asakusa 浅草寺

  • Published on : 14/10/2019
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Senso-ji, le plus vieux temple de Tokyo

Situé dans le quartier d’Asakusa à Tokyo, non loin de la rivière Sumida, le temple bouddhiste Senso-ji est particulièrement apprécié des Japonais mais suscite également l’intérêt des touristes. Partez à la découverte de cet imposant et incontournable site culturel japonais.

At the end of this alley, you will be able to see the monumental door which is the Hozomon ("Door of the treasure room"). It houses two large statues of Nio, traditional guardians of Japanese Buddhism, sporting a threatening face and responsible for preventing demons from entering the place. The Japanese have a habit of touching their oversized pilgrim sandals, the o-waraji, which are said to bring good luck and happiness.

The hondô (main building) can then be discovered, shining, and preceded by a large censer, the jokoro. The faithful have the habit of "bathing" in the smoke of incense, supposed to have a therapeutic power. To the left of the hondô stands the recently renovated 5-storey pagoda.


Sur la Nakamise-Dori

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Le hondô et l'encensoir


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    Asakusa station on the Ginza, Isesaki and Asakusa Toei lines
  • Price

    Free admission
  • Access

    Open every day from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 6 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. religious ceremonies take place

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