浅草寺

歴史のある都内最古のお寺浅草寺と仲見世で日本文化に触れる

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東京最古のお寺。境内には仲見世、五重塔などがある。有名な三社祭りでは境内を祭りの行列が練り歩いたり、ほおずき市が行われたりと年中行事も盛ん。
営業時間
土 ( 6:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )
日 ( 6:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )
平日 ( 6:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )

6:00am~6:30pm(10月~3月)
住所
東京都台東区浅草2-3-1 浅草寺
電話番号
(03) 3842-0181
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江戸時代の町文化の中心

江戸時代に徳川幕府の祈願寺として指定されたことから、この浅草寺を中心に江戸の街は栄えた。江戸の下町文化の中心といえるのが浅草であり、浅草寺はその文化や歴史を代表する観光スポットである。参拝客はなんと年間3000万人。もちろん海外からの観光客も多い。浅草といえば雷門が有名だが、これは東京都最古のお寺、浅草寺の総門で、大きな雷門とかかれた大提灯は1番の写真スポットとして知られている。高さは4メートル、重さはなんと640キロと大変大きなちょうちんだ。雷門の両脇には大きな神像があるが、右が風神像、左が雷神像だ。この2体の像の名前から、正式には風雷神門というのが略されて雷門と呼ばれている。慶応元年の火事で焼けてしまったが、海外でも有名なパナソニックの創立者松下幸之助が寄付して昭和30年代に再建されている。

土産物屋が並ぶ仲見世通り

この門をくぐって本堂へ向かう道が仲見世通りだ。仲見世通りには数多くのお土産屋さんが並ぶ。人形の形をしたお饅頭「人形焼」や、米を使ったお菓子の雷おこしは浅草の名物。ここでは食べ歩きができるので、是非試してほしい。この仲見世を抜けると見えてくる大きな建物が、宝蔵門である。ここには重要文化財が保管されている。さらに進むと、本堂、五重塔、浅草神社と見て回ることができる。5つの屋根が重なったデザインの五重塔は、日本ならではの建築方法で地震の多い日本でも倒壊例がない。そのことから、世界一高い東京スカイツリーは、この五重塔を参考に設計されている。浅草寺からも見えるので、2つを見比べながら探索しても楽しいだろう。 おすすめはなんといっても桜の時期である。しだれ桜の美しい4月頃は観光客で混雑する浅草寺だが、五重塔や池との桜のコラボレーションはまさに日本の風景といった雰囲気。また春以外にも、5月の三社祭りやほおづき市など年間行事も多い。

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6 years ago
a little crowded but a must visit!
It just feels hearty. It's a big temple, you can pray, sit and eat, take photos, ect. Lots of food and souvenir shops on the path to the temple.
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7 years ago
Make a wish!
I love to go and pray at Sensoji whenever I happen to be close by! It is always very relaxing the moment I close my eyes in front of the temple to pay my respects. Every wish I ever wished for at this temple always came true, so it is a very dear and magical spot to me! And of course the design and atmosphere of the place is just amazing! I prefer to visit on the night time as it is less busy and I feel that I can enjoy the place at my own pace!
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8 years ago
I can watch this temple over and over again
「ただいま」 ("I'm home") when you discover a place you like and come here again and again, it will start to feel like home. That's what happened with the Sensoji temple for me. During daytime it can get crowded here, but sometimes I loved to walk an extra long way through the temple to get to the Lawson nearby to buy some stuff. For a short moment you just feel like a normal japanese person. I'd recommend to visit it again in the evening. You will see less people here and the temple looks really beautiful light up at night. The atmosphere will change as well as you might notice.
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9 years ago
Puts you at ease
I'd give this place 5 stars if i didn't get a bad luck fortune told to me. I come to know this place quite well. Lots of random shops for souvenirs. Lots of people coming to pray for good fortune and health. Many small temples and shrines to pray at. There's some pretty good ice cream here that I tried. I feel at ease when I walk through this place. I recently took my friend here and she loved it and I'm glad this place is a memory we will both have although she was really sad for having a bad fortune. Rain or shine this place can clear the mind when it's not so busy.
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9 years ago
An amazing temple in the heart of Asakusa
Sensō-ji is a Buddhist Temple in Asakusa and the oldest temple in Tokyo. The entrance to the temple is marked by a giant red and white lantern, and probably the largest lantern I have seen in my life. This section is known as Kaminarimon, or the Thunder Gate. Standing either side of the gate are two large statues, the one on the left, I am told, is Fūjin, the god of wind; and to the right, Raijin, the god of thunder. Next up on the way to the temple is a row of over 80 stalls selling fans, umbrellas, souvenirs, various foodstuffs (bean paste buns and rice crackers appear to be popular today), clothing, handbags, and one stall claiming to sell tortoise shell and coral. This section is called Nakamise-Dori, and creates a beautiful lantern lit road of stalls leading to the Temple. In the temple courtyard stands Goju-no-To, a five-story pagoda, and at 53 meters tall is the second highest pagoda in the whole of Japan. Before the entrance to the temple there is a huge cauldron that bellows out incense in the form of thick smoke. The cauldron is the last thing before the entrance to the Hondō, or Main Hall. Once inside the Main Hall there is apparently a golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy; the statue is said to have been fished out of a lake in the year 628 AD by two fishermen. I get my fortune from the temple and am pleased to say it is the 'Best Fortune'. It tells me to build a new house. Overall, Sensō-ji is an amazing temple, and one of my favourite attractions in Asakusa, and perhaps even Tokyo.
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