after days full of Shopping and consumption, Mochi and I wanted to have a more "cultural" day again and we decided to make our way to the shinto Asakusa shrine / Senso-ji. Both are the most popular of their type in Tokyo.
The more we got close to the area the more crowded it got. The shrine / temple area is a real hot spot, but no surprise, it is simply gorgeous:
|five stored pagoda|
Next to the shrine there is the buddhist garden with several buddhist temples:
|Mochi at Awashima-do|
The sign of "O-Waraji" is a lucky charm and should support you in being a "good walker" by touching it.
|..but the street is very crowded @___@|
Askusa Shrine is a MUST see when you're in Tokyo. Its quite fascinating entering the "old / traditional" Japan admidst the loud, hectic Tokyo.
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