Asakusa 浅草

I like to stroll around Asakusa and Sensoji, it has become like my tradition to come here everytime I’m back in Japan.
It feels like a special spot to me, and holds the greatest festivals in Tokyo.

The entry to the Sensoji shrine in Asakusa is the kaminarimon that translated it means “Thunder Gate”.

Asakusa_01
Kaminarimon

Once you go through the kaminarimon there’s Nakamise shoping street that goes all the way to the Sensoji shrine, with little shops on both sides, mostly for tourist attractive, plenty of souvenirs and typical japanese tourist goods. If you have to buy something for your family or friends, this is my top spot recommendation for that, as you can find most of the popular japanese souvenirs.

Asakusa_02
Nakamise Shopping street

Sensoji is a buddhist temple, good to know that in Japan you can find Buddhist and Sentoist temples as it gets a bit confusing sometimes.

Asakusa_05
Sensoji
Asakusa_03
During Sanja Matsuri

 

During festivals they install as many food stands (yatai) as they can fit, surrounding the shrine and the park, specially during the Sanja Matsuri.

Asakusa_04
Hiroshima style okonomiyaki

The surrounding gardens are pretty to walk around, specially during the sakura season.

Asakusa_06
gardens
Asakusa_07
gardens

One thought on “Asakusa 浅草

  1. Pingback: Walk around Sensoji, photo session | Hype in Tokyo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s