Kaminarimon

Kaminarimon

One of touristic landmarks in Japan

If you take a look at traveller's guide book, you can always find “Kaminarimon” and “Sensoji” which locates inside of the “Kaminari” gate.At the vermilion‐lacquered gate , you can find “Wind” god on your right hand side and “Lightening” god on your left hand side.

The “Senso” temple was built to protect crops from natural disasters.

At the center of the gate, there is a lantern which weighs 700 kilograms. When this temple was built, our ancestors made these two gods' status to protect the temle per se from natural disasters. However, as time goes by, people started to pray to gods for their peace reign in the land and bumper crops.

information

established 1960
address 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, TOKYO
access TokyoMetro Ginza line Asakusa station(5 min walk)
Toei subway asakusa-line Asakusa station(5 min walk)
open 6.30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (April - September: from 6:00 a.m.)
closed Open 365 days a year
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