everywhere in the world there are people who like feeding pigeons
Hondo, the main hall
a woman burns incense as offering
a man is biding his time in front of the main Senso-ji hall
a streetview with the Kaminarimon gate in the background
Nowadays the Greater Tokyo Area is the world's
most populous metropole with 50 million people.
It not only has the highest GDP but is also one of the safest cities of the world.
population is expected to decline after 2020.
It all started in the late 12th century as the small fishing village
Edo, under the rule of the Edo clan
that later built Edo Castle
Slowly but steadily it grew and became one
of the most influential cities in Japan.
At the end of WW II Tokyo suffered greatly from a US
The Tokyo area is prone to earhtquakes and everybody expects the big one to hit sooner or
I have visited Tokyo many times, but did only see customers, offices, restaurants, overloaded trains and airports.
Only on my first visit in October 1987 there was time for a quick visit to the Senso-ji Buddhist Temple from 645 AD.
Tokyo in 1987 seen from the hotelroom
the Hozomon gate, seen from inside the temple
the Kaminarimon gate with the red latern