At the beginning of the Edo period, Zojo-ji was the temple of the Tokugawa family. Occupying a much larger area than today, Zojo-ji was also including 48 smaller temples and an astonishing number of grammar schools: 150!
A few of the smaller temples survived until today, many of them located on the sides of the main street, Daimon Dori (in the center of this picture).
In this birds-eyed view you will surely recognize the Tokyo Tower’s structure and in the front-center the shibi decorated roof of the Zojo-ji Main Hall and the roof of the Sangedatsumon Gate. Going further up the street, you can also see the burgundy colored Shiba Daimon Gate (Great Gate of Shiba):
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: