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Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa

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Tokyo's oldest temple is said to have originated in 628 when fishermen found a small gold statue of Kannon in their nets. Senso-ji, or Asakusa Kannon, as it's also known, is now one of Tokyo's most popular sights. Pass through the famous red gates (Kaminarimon) and walk up Nakamise Street along a row of small shops selling everything from tourist trinkets to traditional crafts. The temple itself is bustling with activity, particularly on festival days; on New Year's Day, the place is mobbed with hundreds of thousands of worshippers praying for good luck in the year to come. The temple was destroyed by firebombing in 1945, and the main hall (Hondo) was rebuilt in 1958. To the right of Senso-ji is the Shinto shrine Asakusa-jinja, which somehow has survived bombs and earthquakes and dates to 1649. To get to Senso-ji, either take a boat up the Sumida River from Hinode Pier or take the Ginza or Asakusa subway lines to Asakusa station.

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