Asakusa is unmistakably the most sightseeing areas of Tokyo; Japan. The place suffered extensive damage during the World War II bombing but it rebuilt itself and stands strong among several travel destinations in Tokyo. Not only is it rich in taste, but it will also pique your adventurous self and take you to a world yonder, you’ll do no more than obey nature’s call to adhere to this scenic view’s demands.
This historical site remains one of the most visited places in the entire city. The most sought after eye delicacy among many is the famed Sensoji Temple as well as the Great Paper Lantern of Kaminarimon. There a hundred more things to do while at Asakusa, just to ensure that your trip to Japan remains so vivid in your memory.
Exploring Sensoji Temple is almost like a must-do activity while here. Being the city’s oldest temple, it holds strong a whole 1300 years of history just by its existence. Its iconic gate, Kaminarimon, which stands out through the large red lantern is also a sight to behold.
Beyond the gate, lies Japan’s oldest shopping street; Nakamise Dori, which also leads to the temple’s main hall. On this shopping street, you can get a hold of traditional Japanese craft items and also delicious snacks just in case you have that craving. When it comes to matters travel, nothing complements the entire vacation that a nice shopping spree. Nothing feels better than shopping at Japan’s oldest shopping streets. It makes you feel like you are a part of history although you just visited the place for the first time. The sense of belonging that comes with being associated with the place is undeniable and worth every moment.
Another feature to take note of is Japan’s oldest amusement parks; Hanayashiki. Located very close to the Sensoji temple, it proud of more than 20 attractions.
See Japanese culture come to life when you visit Nishi Sando Shopping Street. At close proximity with the temple, getting your souvenirs should not be too much of a struggle. The market’s floor is so authentic; it is covered by natural Japanese Cypress kind of flooring. The shops in the market place are quite stocked, offering you souvenirs, regional ramen, gifts and samurai swords. This is the ideal place to go if you are interested in seeing what the Japanese culture is all about as well as getting a hold of a couple of souvenirs.
Asakusa’s Tourist Culture Information Centre is the most ideal place to visit if you are in dire need of WI-FI, interested in exhibits of various courses, want something to bite into or even some guidance into the entire sightseeing experience. It also offers an eight floor observatory area. Although it doesn’t sound like much, from here you are able to see the Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon gate and Tokyo sky tree all at the same time. Quite the scenic place to take those holiday photos that will forever tell your vacation story to Tokyo; Japan.
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