"Asakusa Kannon." Shrines and Temples Tip by Sharrie

Shrines and Temples, Tokyo: 29 reviews and 27 photos


Favorite thing: <BR><b>SENSO-JI</b> Temple (popularly known as ASAKUSA KANNON): Tokyo's most sacred temple.
<BR>In 628, 2 fishermen fished a small gold statue of <b>Kannon</b> (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) from the Sumida River & their master built a shrine to Kannon. <BR>In 645, holy man Shokai built a temple to Kannon.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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