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Out and About: Sensō-ji Temple, Tokyo

Sensō-ji or Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is an ancient buddhist temple located around the Asakusa area in Tokyo. It is not only Tokyo’s oldest temple but also one of it’s most important. Here are a few pictures to give you a flavour of what to expect:

(Above) The entrance to the Temple approach. Walking up to the temple you pass through many small stalls and shops selling various souvenirs, clothes, toys, chopsticks and all manner of unusual bits and bobs.

(Above) Incense burning outside the temple entrance

(Above) One of the temple pagodas

(Above) An elderly Japanese lady praying in the main hall

(Above) Lanterns outside the temple area. There are lots of these around the place.

If you’re in Tokyo, this temple is worth a visit. Just get the train to Asakusa Station, via the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line or the Tobu Railway and its a short walk from there.

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