As I said before we went into Tokyo Monday. We went to see the Asakusa Temple. It was built in 645 and is Tokyo's oldest temple. I took a few photos.
Here is the outer gate, Kaminarimon, with its giant Chochin lantern.
Once you pass the gate there is a long shopping area where you can buy souvenirs and various things.
At the end of the shopping area is a second gate a five story pagoda and the entry to the main temple.
Here's some photo's taken inside. The second is a shot of one of the paintings on the ceiling.
The next photo is of a demon guarding the temple at one of the gates. These figures have chicken wire in front of them to keep the birds out.
This next photo is of a statue on the temple grounds. I have no idea what it is...creepy!
I'll be posting again soon...till then