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Published on 06.03.2016
Tokyo is one of the most charming and energetic cities in the world.
Asakusa in Tokyo is a popular tourist area. It’s possible to enjoy both the modern and traditional atmospheres of Japan in Asakusa.
Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is visited by many tourists throughout the year. Senso-ji Temple was built to admire the Goddess of Mercy in the year 645, making it the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
Its beautiful red color, and the big red lantern hanging at the gate known as “Kaminarimon” attracts many people. Behind Kaminarimon there is a shopping street called Nakamise. All kinds of Japanese souvenirs like kimono, folding fans, and chopsticks can be found there.
Outside of Senso-ji Temple, there are many rickshaws waiting for passengers. It is possible to have them take you on a tour around Asakusa, for a modest fee.
In addition to Senso-ji, there are many more shines and temples in Asakusa, as well as more shopping spots. Tokyo Skytree is also easily accessible from Asakusa via bus or train.
Asakusa is a definite must-visit for all first time vistors to Tokyo. There is no place better to experience Japan’s beautiful blend of modern and traditional cultures than spending a day in Asakusa.
Opening hours: 06:00-17:00
(October-March opens from 6:30)
Address: 2-3-1 Asakus, Taitou-ku, Tokyo-to, Japan
Getting there: 5 minutes from Asakusa station on the Ginza subway line, Tobu Skytree line or Asakusa subway line.
Fee: ¥3,000 for one person ￥4,000 for two
Opening hours: 8:00-22:00
Fee: ￥3,000(12 years old and over) ￥1,500( 4 to 11)
Getting there from Asakusa: Tobu bus Skytree shuttle(15 minutes)
Tobu Skrtree line (2 minutes)
Source: Japan Travel