Today, I got an opportunity to visit Asakusa. It is a historical neighborhood in Tokyo. In case, you are wondering, “What do in Asakusa?” this post should help you in guiding your decision. I highly recommend visiting it since you will get to see some beautiful temples, traditional Japanese architecture, see the Tokyo Sky Tree and try some delicious foods.

I arrived to Asakusa on a cloudy day.  That didn’t deter me from getting acquainted with the city.  Once I got there, I went over and walked past Kaminarimon which is the entrance way to Sensoji Temple. There were a bunch of people taking pictures there so I decided to go over and take get a shot in.

Kaminarion Entrance to Sensoji Temple

Kaminarion Entrance to Sensoji Temple

Kaminarimon

Kaminarimon

Then I continued walking past the massive amounts of tourists and notice the Nakamise Shopping Street. It looked quite large and there were many souvenirs for sale.

Nakamise Shopping Street

Nakamise Shopping Street

I also got to try the famous melon bread. You must try it when you visit Asakusa:

About to try some delicious melon bread!

About to try some delicious melon bread!

Time to try the delicious melon bread

Time to try the delicious melon bread

Next, I arrived to Hozōmon which is the inner of two large entrance gates:

Hozomon on the way to Sensoji Temple

Hozomon on the way to Sensoji Temple

And finally to the Sensoji Temple. Here are some Sensoji Temple facts: it is Tokyo’s most ancient and important temple and it was founded in 645AD. Wow! You will see a fire there and people making wishes.

Walking to Sensoji Temple was well worth it!

Walking to Sensoji Temple was well worth it!

Next, I got a chance to see Kannon in Sensoji Temple which was magnificent to look at.  Before you see Kannon you can leave a donation and make a prayer.

Afterwards, I wanted to check out the Sky Tree and walked based the bridge connecting Asakusa and Sumida-Ku.

Walking over to the direction of Tokyo Skytree

Walking over to the direction of Tokyo Skytree

I stopped along the way to try some soba noodles. I was surprised to find an English menu and decided to order some cold soba noodles. Here is a foodie pic:

Trying delicious soba noodles

Trying delicious soba noodles

To end my day of sightseeing, I went over to Tokyo Skytree. I was able to take this picture:

Tokyo Sky Tree is a Must See!

Tokyo Sky Tree is a Must See!

But, it was a bit too cloudy so I decided to go another day. What I did realize is that I will book Tokyo Skytree tickets online since that will allow me to not have to wait in line when I go.

Thanks for joining me on this trip and I hope that this helps you on what to do in Asakusa. If you have any questions, or comments, feel free to share.

Links

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Tokyo Skytree Online Tickets

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