Asakusa

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Asakusa is known for many things but with the construction of Sky Tree, the view of Asakusa changed a little.  From this red bridge located near the Asakusa statakon, you can see a perfect view of sky tree and the kirin building. No one really knows what this golden radish looking thing is but I have heard that it is known to be one of the unique building in the world and it really is.  I mean…. it is a building for beer/soft drink company but…. what is it ?! Yes… we can all come up with our own understanding of what the golden thing is because it is so modern…unique…

 

 

 

 

 

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I really like walking around Asakusa because it has this old Japan look. There are Karaoke.. there are star bucks but the local owned stores are alive and lively!

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It is common to see a sight like this in Asakusa. A cart pulled by a man called Jinrikisha. It literally mean man driven car.  There are many men standing with this unique look of black tight pants and t-shirt and Japanese sandals tabi especially near the famous temple with a big lantern. This temple had a very famous gate called Kaminari mon because of this big lantern.

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M and I walked through this streets located in the temple to find something I like to eat.  I really love pumpking agemanjyu … I often take my friends to Asakusa but today we had a different goal, which I will write in the next blog. Anyhow, if you are looking for Japanese souvenir with traditional design, this place probably got everything. You can even wear Japanese yukata and wig for your dogs! You can taste different Japanese desserts as well.

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Today I found out that this shops are not only located near the Kaminari Mon area but it is spread to other streets around the area. There are various restaurants and souvenir shops and art studio so make some time to walk around and make time to see as much as you can! I find new thing every time I go there.  It is exciting!

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If you are looking for a lively and colorful way to draw your summer to a close there is probably not better option than the Asakusa Samba Carnival.

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Tōkyō: Toraberu Rebyū – Asakusa. After spending our day in Akihabara, we went to Odaiba after dinner. We reached the island quite late, and didn’t do much except just for a small leisure walk and to view the Rainbow Bridge 

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Biggest Samba Festival in Japan, first held in 1981. The perfect way to finish the summer off with a little style in Asakusa. Go early and find a good spot or else you wont be able to catch the best bits. They will be parading all 

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Asakusa attracts many tourists and worshippers to its historic buildings and temples every year.

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Still got a small backlog of Japan in the Winter photo posts. Today we take a lookie at Asakusa – a must visit for anybody visiting Tokyo who wants to experience a more traditional Japan. Even though much of Asakusa was 

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An old photo After I wrote about how I get annoyed by people focussing on how crazy or sexual Japan is, I’ve been thinking I really ought to help change this by writing some posts on great things to do in Japan. Before I came 

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On the last Saturday of July the yukatas got out of the closets and headed to a summer festival in Asakusa. Without knowing it, we did the same (without the yukatas, though) and celebrated our first matsuri. Tokyo Sky Tree on 

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The price list of taking the rickshaw ride in Asakusa. Asahi Beer Hall from a distance. Somehow reminds me of Chibi Maruko’s classmate, 花輪. Double decker spotted in Asakusa. Walked and walked and walked to reach our 

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Hi everyone. Hello, this is Yusa from Sakura hostel Asakura. So hot everyday…… Would you like to go swimming? Ok, there is a public pool very near from Sakura hostel Asakusa! The name is Riverside sports center. pool.jpg 

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Located in the North East of Tokyo is Asakusa – an area that has been bustling town since the Edo period. Despite being pretty much flatted in the huge earthquake in 1923 and again in the bombings in 1945, Asakusa went 

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annon Temple & Cherry Blossoms · Hmmm.

Cabin Crew; Kabukichō (歌舞伎町); Asakusa Kannon Temple & Cherry Blossoms; Schools out; Sensoji Kanon Temple Prayer; Sensoji Kanon Temple; meiji shrine; Making them work; Best Ramen Chef. Portfolio at 

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I have visited a couple of cat cafes and even a dog cafe or two here in Tokyo but this bunny cafe in Tokyo’s premier tourist district Asakusa was a new one for me! Ms. Bunny (apparently there is also a store in Roppongi) offers 

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In case no one told you, it’s obon this week in Japan! For many people this means a well-deserved long vacation and a trip home. It also means lots of fun cultural events. As you may know, obon is a Buddhist holiday all about 

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Open source travel guide to Asakusa, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice written by Wikitravellers from around the globe.

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