A landmark of Asakusa with the atmosphere and livelyness of the downtown area
Tokyo’s oldest temple, visited by about 30 million people annually
In 628, brothers fishing in the Sumida River found the Kannon statue. It is said that a local intellectual changed his home to a temple afterwards.
In 645, Shokai-jonin was told of his dream, “Make the Kannon statue a secret Buddha." For this reason, the Kannon image is still undisclosed.
As Ieyasu Tokugawa has designated Sensoji Temple as a place of prayer, it has become one of Japan’s leading Kannon sacred sites / sightseeing spots, attracting many worshipers from overseas.