Nakamise is shopping street of over 200 meters just behind the Sensoji Temple. You can shop for souvenirs here and also try some of their local snacks.
Beyond the Hozomon main gate stands the temple's main building and a five storied pagoda. The Asakusa shrine, can be found close by the temple's main building.
One of Tokyo's largest and most active temples. On the walk way up is a market that specializes in Japanese souvenirs. This is a don't miss site in Tokyo!
This striking unusual golden landmark was what we would see every time we went back to our hostel. Didnt have a chance to go inside the building though...
This beautiful area has a magnificent temple, a pagoda, a tiny park and... a lot of stalls selling more or less tacky souvenirs ;)
This is the original shrine of Kannon, as found by two fisherman back in 628. There is always a large number of people praying or showing their respect by lighting candles.
The largest and considered the most holy Buddhism temple, for "Guan Yin", a well respected female Buddha.
One may see a lot of Japanese women wearing traditional dress around this area.
This is really an interesting and lively place. Street performances and lanterns lined the streets. And the impressive and colourful Sensoji Temple is not to be missed too.
I was lucky to see the dancing dragon and have a piture with two Japanese girls in Kimono the other day.
Visit the Shinto temple at Asakusa.
See my separate travelogue for more photos.
Asakusa is home to a beautiful temple, that is still an active place of worship. Before the temple are hundreds of shops with every type of food and souveneer available.