Kaminarimon

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Kaminarimon by Japan Travel Packages (JapanTravelPackages.com)

Kaminarimon, which literally means "Thunder Gate" is the 1st gate that leads to the entrance of Sensoji, a temple in Asakusa Tokyo. Kaminarimon is VERY popular with Japanese and Foreign tourists alike! The original gate was built in 941 by a military commander in another part of the Kantou region but was reconstructed in it's current location in 1635. Unfortunately the gate has been destroyed many times by wars, fires and earthquakes. The current gate was rebuilt in 1960.