|Japanese uses Chinese characters. The bottom character means "gateway"|
|The Shinto pagoda|
Senso-ji is especially interesting because it is the site of
a large Buddhist temple and a Shinto pagoda - two religions in one!
It is a bustling place with Japanese
worshippers and camera-wielding tourists.
The sight of ladies in kimonos is common there and occasionally a man in
The area is
surrounded by tiny wooden shops selling everything from cookies with design
burnt on with a hot iron to kimonos to swords.
There are also lots of restaurants on nearby cobble-stoned streets.
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