Friday, January 20, 2012
Sensoji is a buddist temple in the heart of Asakusa which is also a really nice are to explore.There are various buildings to explore in the grounds and also a long, busy street of shops that sells food and souveniers.Definitely recommended as something to see for a more traditional side of Tokyo.
A visit to this temple makes a great program for 2-4 hours. The temple is in the middle of the city, beautiful and its small garden well-maintained. The place is clearly very popular and revered by the Japanese. Even on a late Monday afternoon very crowded. The street towards the temple is packed with small souvenir and snack stalls, quite touristy but not too much. The best thing though, after your visit to the temple, is to wander the side streets, especially on the west side and in the smaller streets. Many small and informal shops and street bars and restaurants. Also some very trendy shops. Likely that you finally run into something that is worth buying.