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.
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.
I also got to try the famous melon bread. You must try it when you visit Asakusa:
Next, I arrived to Hozōmon which is the inner of two large entrance gates:
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.
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.
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:
To end my day of sightseeing, I went over to Tokyo Skytree. I was able to take this picture:
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.