Another day in Asakusa~

Asakusa; Sensoji Temple

Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi, 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 tour of the area on a Jinrikisha, which is a rickshaw.
For many centuries, Asakusa used to be Tokyo’s leading entertainment district. During the Edo Period (1603-1867), when the district was still located outside the city limits, Asakusa was the site of kabuki theaters and a large red light district. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, modern types of entertainment, including movie theaters, set foot in Asakusa.
However, large parts of Asakusa were destroyed in the air raids of World War Two. And while the area around the rebuilt Sensoji has regained its former popularity after the war, the same cannot be said for Asakusa’s entertainment district.
 The opening of the 634 meter tall Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest building, is a twenty minute walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa; has led to a huge increase in the number of tourists recently.

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3 thoughts on “Another day in Asakusa~

  1. Anonymous

    Asakura background seems to have been featured in some manga drawing and anime storyline.

  2. […] a nice way to get to Asakusa district and see another side of Tokyo. You travel under some interesting old bridges past the modern new apartment districts of Tokyo. […]

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