The Second most famous Intersection in Tokyo

Intersections that a tourist visits from all over the world is in Tokyo. The most famous is the scramble crossing in Shibuya. And the second most famous intersection is an intersection in front of Kaminari-mon Gate in Asakusa.


This place was crowded as a place to sell sweets and souvenirs to worshipers visiting the Senso-ji Temple originally. A theater, an amusement park, a department store were built in the early 1900s, and Asakusa did well very much. However, Asakusa had become the burnt field by war damage in World War II. Asakusa had been revived quickly. But Tokyo’s center has moved to the west of Asakusa, so the decline of Asakusa began.


Current Asakusa loses vigor in comparison with the golden age. But now it has attracted a lot of tourists as the city that left the vestiges of the early 1900s. In addition, it is crowded with a worshiper to Senso-ji Temple and the tourists from the foreign country every day.

It is “Kaminari-mon Gate” where the center of Asakusa is the main gate of Senso-ji. The big paper lantern is hung on Kaminarimon, and it’s also the commemorative photography location of the tourist. A intersection in front of Kaminari-mon Gate is the intersection that is the second most famous in Tokyo.


There is a tourist information center in the other side of the intersection and can overlook Senso-ji Temple and Kaminari-mon Gate from there.