Thursday, 20 December 2007

Asakusa Shrine

Sensoji main building

The Asakusa shrine is one of the most visited spot in Tokyo. It is a prominient tourist place and famous as a Shinto shrine.

Here we get to see the Japanese culture closely.

The story goes that 2 fisherman found a statue of Kannon, the goddess of Compassaion in the ive Sumidha. Later a temple was built for the same.
This is the Hozomon, the main gate at Asakusa shine. One can reach there after passing from the main gate, Kaminarimon gate.

Kaminarimon, the outer gate

There is a pagoda inside and a huge temple awaits you.

Five storied pagoda

If you want to buy sovenoiur for your beloved ones you have Kappabashi street near by.
A visit here around evening would be pleasant experience.