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“Sensouji”A “must” place to visit at your Tokyo tour

雷門(かみなりもん)

雷門(かみなりもん)

Speaking of Tokyo tour, this is a “must” place to visit. Therefore, today, I went to “Sensouji”. First, I started at “Kaminarimon”.

 風神(ふうじん)

風神(ふうじん)

雷神(らいじん)

雷神(らいじん)

“Fujin (Wind god)” and “Raijin (Thunder god)”, which guarded “Sensouji”, welcomed me.

雷門ちょうちんThere is a splendid sculpture of a dragon on the bottom of a lantern of Kaminarimon.

仲見世通り(なかみせどおり)

仲見世通り(なかみせどおり)

Right after you pass through the gate (Kaminarimon), there is a Nakamise street. It is always crowded with a lot of tourists.

宝蔵門(ほうぞうもん)

宝蔵門(ほうぞうもん)

There is a “Houzomon” after you go through Nakamise street.

吽形(うぎょう)

吽形(うぎょう)

阿形(あぎょう)

阿形(あぎょう)

The two guardian Deva kings, “Ugyou” and “Agyou”, welcome you at “Houzoumon”.

宝蔵門(ほうぞうもん)

宝蔵門(ほうぞうもん)

After you pass through “Houzoumon”, please look back. There is a large straw sandal, the full length of which is 4.5 meters.

大わらじ(おおわらじ)

大わらじ(おおわらじ)

It is said this large straw sandal is dedicated by “Housankai” in Murayama-city, Yamagata-pref. once in every 10 years.

五重塔(ごじゅうのとう)

五重塔(ごじゅうのとう)

There is a five-storied pagoda on the left hand side of “Houzoumon”. It is 48.3 meters tall.

常香炉(じょうこうろ)

常香炉(じょうこうろ)

It is said that if you put the smoke of incence burner on ill part of your body, your pain goes away.

お水舎(おみずや)

お水舎(おみずや)

お水舎(おみずや)

お水舎(おみずや)

You rinse your mouth and hands with fresh water at the purification fountain.

本堂

本堂

This is a main temple. Let’s pay a visit. Your dream will come true.

本堂Look at the ceiling of a main temple. There were pictures of heavenly beings and dragons.

本堂I introduced from “Kaminarimon” to a main temple. How about that? Were there any places you missed at your last visit? It could look differently depending on your way of seeing.

I would like to introduce other shrines and temples around Asakusa.

Sensouji
2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

浅草寺
東京都台東区浅草2丁目3番1号

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