The Kaminarimon Gate is one of the attractions in Asakusa. Known as the "Thunder Gate", it stands at the entrance of the processional walk to the Senso-ji Temple. Standing at over 11 meters in height, the gate history dates back over 1,000 years. Over time though it has suffered many destructions and re-builds, ( mostly by fire) the current one being dated at 1960.
The gate features a massive paper lantern, coloured in red and black to denote thunder clouds and lightning. There are also statues of Shinto Gods guarding the gate, Raijin - the God of Thunder, and Fujin - the God of Wind.