Asakusa is in the north-east part of Tokyo district. This place is famous for the Senso-ji temple, the oldest temple in the district of Tokyo. There are old shops for antics and traditional clothing. This place, unlike most of the other part of Tokyo, gives you an old Tokyo feel.
The strange looking golden sturcture is The Asahi Flame (Flamme d’Or) sitting on the top of Asahi Beer Hall. I took the photo from the bridge over Sumida river. I wonder what was on the designer’s mind, but Tokyo residents call it the “Poo building”
Asahi Breweries Office
Tourists enjoying the ride.
For some people it is a convenient way of roaming around.
Coming from Kolkata, where hand-pulled rickshaws still exist, I was surprised to see similar rickshaws here. Back in Kolkata, this form of transport started getting criticism for being ‘inhuman’. Though, unlike Kolkata, rickshaws here are mainly for entertainment purpose.
the big chochin paper lantern hanging from Kaminarimon.
The main entrance of the Sensoji Shrine is a big red gate called Kaminarimon (“Thunder and Lightning Gate”). On two sides of the gate are situated two fearsome idols of two Shinto deities Raijin (god of thunder and lightning) and Fujin (god of wind).
A couple passes by the Jokoro
A closer look at the Jokoro
The front gate “Kaminarimon”leading to the shopping street before entering the main Sensoji shrine area.
You can see a lot of pamistry shops lines beside the streets. Here you can see one of such palmist waiting for customers.
A kimono shop
You can see the beautiful paintings on the shutters of the shops. The street looks beautiful even with closed shops.