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.