2. Sensoji Temple
Founded in 628 AD, the Sensoji Temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon) is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Located in the bustling neighborhood of Asakusa, this popular temple is revered for its celebratory setting, especially during the Festival of Sanja Matsuri in May. Because so many locals and visitors come here each year, there are many shops and eateries in the colorful streets of the area. Nakamise is the centuries-old main street where you can buy traditional Japanese goods like folding fans, yukata robes and parasols – and no doubt a few tacky Godzilla souvenirs as well. When visiting the capital, you don’t miss Sensoji.