When you come to Tokyo, Asakusa would be the first place to visit.
It’s one of the oldest part of Tokyo, enjoy a Buddhism temple, traditional shopping streets, and downtown walking!
This is the entrance of the temple district. Kaminarimon means, thunder’s gate. This red lantern is the landmark of Asakusa, or Tokyo.
Once you get through the Kaminarion gate, you walk through Nakamise shopping street. A lot of traditional foods and gifts are here.
Tokyo Sky Tree, the highest tower of Japan is very close from here.
From here, you enter the Sensoji Temple area. Don’t miss huge Buddhism statues inside the gate!
Inside the temple area. Check out the incense smoke, it’s said that you will be smarter if you soak in that smoke.
Everyone tries omikuji here. You’ll get a paper which says what your fortunes are.
If your fortune is not good enough, tie it on the temple’s bar. It’ll be purified and your fortune will get better!
The traveler, Youssef Khaouiti from Morocco, is a part of our Japan Oriental Tour team.
Visit Asakusa with us!
- Some Asakusa pics. (americanhikikomorifilm.wordpress.com)
- Asakusa Day Out! (asliceoftokyo.wordpress.com)