One of the most popular places to visit in Tokyo is Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Last year and this year I stayed right by the temple (about 1-2 minutes walk). There’s something about starting and ending the day walking past this place. During the day it’s very crowded, with foreigners and Japanese people alike. At night it’s quiet and calm. Although the buildings are closed at this time it’s still interesting to see statues and such softly lit.
There’s info about the temple here if you wish to learn about it.
I was lucky enough to be able to take my vacation last week, so I planned a very last minute trip to Tokyo! I was there for about 2 weeks last summer and had a really great time. I didn’t get to do as much as I wanted this time due to time and money constraints, but it was still fun.
Hozomon gate at Sensoji Temple
Bottom of a lantern
Fountain to purify/clean yourself
Dragon detail on a fountain
Hachiko statue in Shibuya
Read the sad but sweet story of the loyal dog, Hachiko (here)
Pagoda @ Sensoji
Nakamise street, leading to Sensoji
One of many statues
At night it's somewhat eerie!
Just a few of many photos I took. Hopefully I’ll get more up to my flickr account later. 🙂