Senso-ji in Tokyo
|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 traditional clothing. 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.