Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple with the Thunder Gate and Nakamise (shopping street) is popular amongst tourists from home and abroad. The origin of the temple is told that Bosatsu (Bodhisattva, a saint) caught in a fishing net in nearby Sumida-gawa River was enshrined here. The temple especially prospered during the Tokugawa Period (17th to 19th century). Buildings except the Nitenmon Gate were burnt down by air raids during World War II, and were rebuilt after the war.This area is recommended for tourists on wheelchairs too, as there are only a few slopes in this neighborhood.

Address

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Summary

EntranceFew steps, make a detour
InsideFew steps, make a detour
ParkingFew steps, make a detour
AccessAlmost flat
Accessiblity
Although there are a few steps near "Kaminari Mon"(Thunder Gate), but narrow streets on both sides are flat.
The main hall has an elevator so that wheelchair users can visit. Restrooms with wheelchair access are located near the gate close to the five-story pagoda.
Available language
Brochure available:English,Chinese,Korean
Inspection date
November, 2015
Nearest stationAsakusa:Tokyo Metro(Ginza Line)
Asakusa:Toei(Asakusa Line)
Asakusa:Tobu
Elevator between platform and ticket gateAsakusa(Ginza Line): No.2 platform has elevator to ground level
Asakusa(Asakusa Line): Elevator available
Asakusa(Tobu): Elevator available
Elevator between ticket gate and outsideAsakusa(Ginza Line): No.2 platform has elevator to ground level
Asakusa(Asakusa Line): Elevator available
Asakusa(Tobu): Elevator available
Recommended route
From Asakusa(Toei Asakusa Line): Use Exit A2b, only No.2 platform of Ginza Line has elevator to ground level
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