Asakusa is one of the oldest and most exciting spots in Tokyo.
Typical sightseeing route in Asakusa is starting from Kaminarimon Gate. From there, people tent to walk through Nakamise Shopping Street. And from there, they go to Sensoji Temple to pray.
Asakusa is so much worth visiting that you can spend as much as 2 hours in it.
Kaminarimon Gate is the front gate of Sensoji Temple. The huge red lantern at the center is a symbol of Asakusa.
Nakamise Shopping Street 仲見世通り
After entering Kaminarimon Gate, you can see Nakamise Shopping Street. There are a lot of souvenir shops and you can also buy many foods.
This shop sells sweet dumplings and green tea.
This shop sells Japanese confectionery.
This shop sells T-shirts, postcards and other items.
This is a Kimono shop. Kimono price are reasonable here.
This is a rice cracker(senbei) shop.
Sensoji Temple 浅草寺
You can see Sensoji Temple at the head of Nakamise Shopping Street.
Omikuji(Written fortune) おみくじ
You can draw for an “Omikuji” (Written fortune) by 100 yen.
If the fortune is good, the paper is taken home. If not, it is tied here.
You can enjoy the streets of Asakusa by Rickshaw.
Price is a little expensive, but it worth it.
Here is a video of me riding the rickshaw.
The driver not only drove but also told us about Asakusa.
Sumida River Cruise 隅田川クルーズ
You can go to Odaiba and Hama Rikyu Garden from Asakusa by sightseeing ship.
There are one or two ships an hour to Hama Rikyu Garden, but only three direct ships a day from Asakusa.
There are a lot of restaurants in Asakusa, so finding a place to eat won’t difficult.
Set Menu is very reasonable.
This lunch special was 800 yen.
This Fish-dish Set was 1,500 yen. It tasted really good.
There are many Tempura restaurants in Asakusa.
This is “Tendon” (tempura-over-rice-bowl). It cost 1,500 yen.
This is “Okonomiyaki” (Japanese-style pancakes or pizza). They are my Australian friends and enjoyed making and eating it.