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The symbol of the Asakusa neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan, the impressive, large, red Kaminarimon, or Thunder Gate, gives visitors a grand welcome to Senso-ji Temple (Asakusa Temple). Standing 38 feet tall (11.7 meters), Thunder Gate gets its powerful name from Raijin, the god of thunder, one of the two deities it honors. Four statues guard Thunder Gate: at the front, the Shinto gods of wind and thunder attract the most attention. The other two – a Buddhist god and goddess - rest at the reverse side of the gate. Under Kaminarimon, a giant red lantern draws the eye next. The fragile piece was restored and donated to the temple complex in August 2003 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the start of the Edo period.

Kaminarimon’s history dates back to the year 941, when a military commander constructed the now iconic gate. Over the centuries, it has been destroyed by fire at least three times, and has always been rebuilt on the same ground. The current structure dates to 1960. Today, locals gather at the imposing gate to pray for peace in the world, fruitful harvests, and protection against natural disasters.

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) costs USD 1.70. Guided Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) tours start around USD 1.70 per person. See all Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) tickets and tours on Viator.