Tokyo：Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple) | Japanese Magnificent Scenery Tokyo
Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple) | Japanese Magnificent Scenery Tokyo
Tokyo is the capital of Japan in the south of the Kanto region. It is one of the largest cities in the world, and in the center of the city there are many famous spots such as historic sites, high-rise buildings and night views.
Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple)
comment The lantern displayed at Senso-ji Temple. Sensoji is the oldest temple in Tokyo. The main gate of the temple is called Kaminari Mon or Thunder Gate. It has a large red paper lantern and two statues in it. One statue is Hujin or the God of Wind and the other is Raijin or the God of Thunder. These gods are believed to protect people from natural disasters. There is a long shopping street between the gate and the temple. Shops along the street sell a variety of souvenirs such as rice crackers, sweets, ukiyoe woodblock prints and traditional toys.
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