In 942, Taira-no-Kinmasa built the Five-storied Pagoda and the Main Hall of Senso-ji Temple. The pagoda met with destruction and fire several times during its history and burned to the ground in World War II. It was rebuilt in 1973 with a steel frame and reinforced concrete and is now 48m high (53m from the ground up). Relics of the Buddha received from Sri Lanka in 1966 are enshrined on the top floor.
Shrines & temples