Main priests' residence of Senso-ji complex where the Three Buddha Statues of Amitabha are enshrined. The temple also houses ancestral tablets of Tokugawa Shoguns.
After crossing Denpoin-dori Street at the northernmost part of Nakamise-dori Street, you will find the large entrance gate of Denpo-in Temple, Omote-mon. Denpo-in, one of the sub-temples of the Senso-ji complex,also serves as the main residence for priests. It used to be called Kannon-in or Chirakuin until around the turn of the 18th century, when it adopted its current name. This sub-temple consists of Palace and Main Entrance Buildings built in 1777, Daishoin (Large Study Hall) Hall built in 1871 and the living room for the head priest of Senso-ji temple. In the Palace Hall, the Three Amitabla Statues are enshrined, with the ancestral tablets of both historical head priests and 11 Tokugawa Shoguns housed on both sides. The temple is also used for memorial services for worshipers as well as a place for Buddhist teaching lectures such as Sange-e (Buddhist lectures usually held around early June for the memorial of Dengyo Daishi Saicho), and Tendai-e (Buddhist lectures for the memorial of Kukai (Kobo Daishi) held in late November). The Japanese garden of this temple is usually not open to the public but is designated as a National Place for Scenic Beauty.A five-minute walk from Asakusa Station on either Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Toei Asakusa Line.