Sensoji Temple


Located in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo, the Sensoji Temple houses the golden image of Kannon (the Buddhist goddess of mercy), which is the most visited shrine in all of Tokyo.


The temple complex is one of the most striking and colorful in all of Tokyo, which makes it a popular picture spot for tourists. The temple is also close to several other attractions and experiences many tourists want to check off their lists, making it a convenient site to visit as well.


The Nakamise Dori is a long shopping street that leads straight up to the temple and contains ideal Japanese trinkets and souvenirs for those looking for gifts or memorabilia to commemorate their trip.

Japan's oldest amusement park is also in the neighborhood, if you're into carnival rides, and the Tokyo Sky Tree is nearby, if you want to see views of Tokyo from up-to 1,475 feet in the air.