A soaring five-story pagoda at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa with magnificent nighttime illumination.
This five-stored pagoda inside the grounds of a popular tourist spot, Senso-ji Temple is a typical tower found in many Buddhist temples in Japan. Inside the pagoda, the remains of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism is placed. The original pagoda was constructed in 942. However, it has been successively lost by fire and subsequently reconstructed. The current pagoda was rebuilt in 1973 over the reinforced concrete base building and is 53.32 meters high. It becomes a popular sightseeing spot also for foreign visitors and draws attention. The pagoda is illuminated at night to highlight its beautiful vermilion color together with the Kaminarimon Gate and the Hozoumon Gate. It shows a different face from daytime and you will surely be impressed by it. A five-minute walk from Asakusa Station on various train lines.