Asakusa is one of Tokyo's major sightseeing areas, famous in particular for Sensoji Temple. The temple's imposing red Kaminarimon Gate dominates Asakusa's main street and is the district's best known landmark. Asakusa offers an experience of the sights, sounds and smells of old, historical Tokyo like nowhere else in the metropolis can. Life is still very much lived on the streets of Asakusa, tangible and visible in the roadside vending, the rickshaws for hire. Asakusa is also known as the site for many traditional events. The Sanja-matsuri is a festival of Senso-ji Temple, and is famous for the palanquin parade.