Asakusa was our last stop on our Tokyo Day Tour. We took a ferry ride from the Port of Tokyo to Asakusa.
Asahi Brewery Headquarters, Shaped Like a Beer Mug
After a short walk, we arrived at the Asakusa Kannon, or Sensoji, which is a Buddhist Temple. There is a front gate called the Kaminarimon, also known as the “Thunder Gate”. It’s the building with the huge lantern.
Wooden Carving Underneath the Lantern
Inside the gate is the Nakamise Dori, which is a shopping street full of Japanese souvenirs. This was one of the best places for souvenir shopping, and you can find everything from a yukata, to tea sets, to food.
At the end of the shopping street, we came upon the Hozomon, which is another gate leading to the temple:
Pagoda on the left side of the Hozomon gate
Vending Machine Full of Hot and Cold Drinks
Giant Sandal On the Side of the Hozomon Gate
View of the Temple From Up Close
Prayer Shrine Inside the Temple
While we were at Sensoji, a large group of school girls came running up to us. I’m not sure why, but they were very excited!! A few of them asked to get their pictures taken with us, and it was nice to feel like a celebrity for a few minutes!