Tokyo #1: Asakusa Kaminari Gate (雷門)

This is Tokyo’s first postcard from back in 2009, and depicts the Kaminari Gate to Asakusa’s Sensouji Temple. It’s popular with tourists, foreign and domestic alike, because of the big lantern and the statues on either side guarding it. Through the gate you find a long street filled with vendors leading to a second gate, and finally to the temple itself.

Postcard and gate

The Kaminarimon during my first visit to Asakusa

Through to Sensouji

A “must-see” for anyone in Tokyo!