Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Sensō-ji temple in Tokyo

Sensō-ji (金龍山浅草寺 Kinryū-zan Sensō-ji) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, TokyoJapan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it became independent after World War II. Adjacent to the temple is a 5-store pagoda, Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine,[1] as well as many shops with traditional goods in the Nakamise Dori[2] 
The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world with over 30 million visitors annually.[3][4]

Impressive entrance.


Toward the temple itself.


Video toward main temple.

Closer up for the temple.


Very holy smoke.


The 5-store pagoda.


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