Hozomon Gate before Sensoji in Asakusa. Hozomon is a good example of a sanmon

Magnificent inner entrance to Sensoji at south end of the Nakamise shopping street. The original gate was built in 942 but was destroyed by fire in 1631 and then again in 1945 in the Tokyo air raids, having stood for over 300 years. The structure you see today was built in 1964. The statues either side of the gate’s southern face are guardians of the Buddha.

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Hōzōmon Gate, 2-chōme-3 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032
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