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Sensoji Temple Guided Tour
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Sensoji Temple Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Discover one of the most famous places in Tokyo with this visit to the Sensoji Temple. You'll have the opportunity to see all its different halls, see the traditional objects from Buddhist culture and admire the largest paper lamp in all Japan, suspended above the window of the sanctuary. Fall in love with Japanese culture!

Sensoji Temple Tour

The visit begins at the tourist information office at Tokio: 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, where we'll meet our guide. From here, the very heart of the Asakusa district, we'll make our way to the Sensoji temple: the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Built in honour of the god Kannon, since its construction in 628 it's been known as a place filled with mysteries.

During the visit, we'll cross the main entrance arch, known as the “Nakamise-dôri” and see any number of traditional items, all the while with a guide explaining their relevance and role in the day to day life of this most important of temples. And you will, of course, see the  Kaminari-mon or 'Thunder' gate, from which an enormous paper lantern is suspended, dramatically painted in reds and blacks to represent lightning and thunderclouds: the largest paper lamp in Tokyo.

As wel as seeing the interior of Sensoji, you'll have the opportunity to see the imposing five floored pagoda and the Japanese garden, with its beautiful artificial lake: a truly unmissable visit for any tourist in Tokyo!

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children under 12
US$ 17.70
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 17.70
  • Children under 12

    Free

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entry to the temple (free).

Not included

Transport to the temple.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Tokyo).

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

US$ 17.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Tourist Information Office 2-18-9 Kaminarimon