TOKYO TOUR – Part 5: Trip to Asakusa

Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives.

Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.

Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally “man powered vehicle”). A 30 minute tour for two persons costs around 9000 yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available. – excerpts from Japan Guide

Here are some of the photos during our Asakusa trip and click this link for the rest of our Tokyo itinerary: https://bestlifeqatar.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/tokyo-tour-part-2-our-tokyo-itinerary/

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