When you are wandering around on the grounds of the Sensō-Ji can make you feel like you have been transported back to 628 AD, when the idea for a temple on this spot allegedly originated.

According to legend a golden image of the Goddess of Compassion was fished up in 628 AD around which a temple was constructed. Whether this image actually (still) exists inside the temple is anyone’s guess.

The alternative name for the temple is: Asakusa Kannon-dō, after the area of Tokyo and the name of the Goddess Kannon.

One of the images gives you a wider view of the complex, with visible evidence of modern day Tokyo, the famous Skytower in the distance.