Asakusa & Senso-Ji

By November 6, 2012Japan, Tokyo

Asakusa is one of the busier tourist destinations in Tokyo. The big draw is the Senso-Ji, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple.

To get to the temple you must run the gauntlet of Nakamise-Dori, a very busy pedestrian street lined with every conceivable type of Japan-related souvenir shop. The challenge is to get to the other end without spending any money! Should you survive, the Senso-Ji will not disappoint – it is very impressive although my photos don’t do it justice. Asakusa is a residential area too so as well as the touristy things there are loads of restaurants and shops, although it is pretty quiet after dark.

Below are a some photos from my visit in September 2012.

Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo


Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo


Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo

Looking towards the Sky Tree. It’s a lot further away than it looks! Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo


Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo


Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo


Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo


Asakusa, looking towards the Sky Tree

They call the sculpture on top of the Asahi building the golden turd… Asakusa, looking towards the Sky Tree


Asakusa at night

Asakusa at night


Asakusa at night

Asakusa at night

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