The rain stops, and we explore the Asakusa Kannon Temple area.  The Senso-Ji Temple is known as Tokyo’s mother temple, complete with lions and giant snowshoes to keep away the evil spirits, an incense burner to ward off headaches and evil thoughts, with a woman who comes to stir the incense.  The temple and Asakusa Shrine were all reconstructed after WWII, except for the Niten-mon Gate, that stayed intact, where we met before we returned to the Tokyo Hilton.  That was another adventure, passing more samba dancers on the way, going to the Ueno Station to find the JR line back to Shinjuku.

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