Asakusa historic district (Tokyo)
After american bombings, during the Second World War, Tokyo was partially wiped out. Only Asakusa district was spared and could preserve its architectural heritage.
Oldest temple of Tokyo, Sensō-ji is a touristic highlight for japanese and foreigners. The largest shinto festival « matsuri » takes place there every year at the end of spring.
Finished in 645, the temple is devoted to Bodhisattva Kannon. That buddha is known as the most compassionate, releasing believers from their sufferings. Several miracles would have happened while worshiping.
Touristic attractiveness of Asakusa makes the district a thriving area. Many shop, restaurants and hotels set up.