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Introducing a Marvelous Video of Sensoji Temple at Night!

This video, titled "Asakusa Senso-Ji Temple by Night --Sensoji --4K Ultra HD" released by "Tokyo Street View --Japan The Beautiful," introduces Sensoji Temple, a famous tourist destination in Japan, at night.

Sensoji Temple, one of the most famous sightseeing destinations in Tokyo, is crowded with many tourists during the day.
However, at night, Kaminarimon Gate and Nakamise-dori Street, two places that are representative of Sensoji Temple, are quiet and free of crowds.
The quiet Nakamise-dori, can be seen at 0:54 in the video with relatively few visitors walking by.
Take a closer look at the video and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of Nakamise-dori and the beauty of Japanese temple architecture.

A Closer Look at Sensoji Temple, a Famous Tourist Destination in Asakusa, Tokyo

image of Sensoji Temple and Women
Photo:Sensoji Temple and Women

Sensoji Temple is located in Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo.
Sensoji Temple, a temple with ancient roots, having been built in the Heian period (794-1185), is also called "Asakusa Kannon" and is the oldest temple in Tokyo, attracting many tourists who visit for worship and sightseeing.

During events at Sensoji Temple, such as Hatsumode, Osame-no-Kannon Goennichi, Shiman-rokusen-nichi, and Asakusa Shrine's Sanja Matsuri, it is especially crowded with visitors coming to worship.

If you visit the Sensoji Temple, which is said to be blessed with the power to fulfill your heart's desires, be sure to get a shuin stamp to commemorate your visit.
Also, don't forget to draw a rare Omikuji (fortune slip) of which 30% is said to contain unlucky fortunes!

Overview of the Buildings on the Grounds of Sensoji Temple!

image of Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa, Tokyo
Photo:Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa, Tokyo

At Sensoji Temple, you'll find the famous, large lantern of Kaminarimon Gate that is used for many Instagram photos.
This can be seen at the beginning of the video.
Don't miss the powerful gods of wind and thunder that are enshrined on the left and right sides of Kaminarimon Gate as well.
After passing through Kaminarimon gate, you'll find the spacious Nakamise-dori, where you can eat gourmet food found only in Asakusa, such as buns and ningyo-yaki.
If you enjoy finding gourmet food that can only be eaten in certain places then this is sure to be an unforgettable memory.

Hozomon Gate, the Main Hall, and the five-storied pagoda, seen from 1:27 after the footage of Nakamise, are lit up in different seasons, creating mystical landscapes.
In addition, be sure to check out Nitenmon Gate, Denboin, and Yogodo in the precincts.

Summary of Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

image of Sensoji Temple at night
Photo:Sensoji Temple at night

Although general temples and shrines in Japan have fixed visiting hours, you can enter the grounds of Sensoji Temple even at night.
Sensoji Temple is easily accessible from the station, so we recommend stopping by Sensoji Temple at night after a day of sightseeing in Tokyo.

When visiting Japan, be sure to enjoy the mystical scenery of the temple, as shown in the video!

【Official Website】Kannon Sect Asakusa Kannon Sensoji Temple Official Website

【Tripadvisor】Sensoji Temple

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Last Updated : Aug. 16, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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