Tokyo: Asakusa

With some time to spare, we hopped on the train to spend some of our afternoon at Asakusa. You can spot the huge lantern marking the entrance to Senso-ji temple. Of course, there were crowds of tourists, from businessmen to backpackers, getting their photo ops. We spent a lot of time wandering the outer streets surrounding the temple, since the crowd filters out the further you get from the entrance. Off in the distance, you can see Tokyo Sky Tree and the side streets provide a quiet escape from the bustling market area.

Once inside, the pathway is flanked by small shops that lead towards the temple. If you’ve seen travel shows on Tokyo, they always feature Asakusa and it pretty much looks identical to what you’d see on TV.





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