Legend to the year 628, two brothers have brought a statue of Kannon, the god of mercy, the Sumida River. Even if the brothers put the statue back into the river, she was returning to her always. The temple was complete in 645, making it the oldest temple in Tokyo. When approaching the temple, visitors first pass through Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) outside the temple gate and the symbol Sensoji Asakusei.
A shopping street of over 200 meters, called Nakamise, keep the outer gate to the second gate, Hozomon. Besides souvenirs as yukata and Japanese fans, various traditional foods are sold along the street. Hozomon is beyond the main building of the temple and a tower of five floors. Asakusa temple, built in 1649 can be found near the main building.
By Maria Morari
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