Here are the rest of the photos I took of Sensou-ji and Asakusa. Asakusa is the first place I have ever lodged in Tokyo back in 2003. I like how it has been changing quite slowly, though I think there are more rapid changes recently – to adapt to the increasing importance of the tourism industry. Though the main stretch of Nakamese is starting to feel more like a tourist trap, the rest of Asakusa is still feeling like the good old days. If you are willing to take a longer stroll around, you will find other interesting parts of Asakusa that have retained the traditional Japanese flavour.
More photos from last year’s trip to Tokyo in May. These were previously posted on my flickr account and it is not until now that I have some time to post them here. Sorry about the wait. We visited Sensou-ji (浅草寺). As a lot of you might know it is located in Asakusa (浅草). If you have been there before, have you noticed any difference?
Even in late April, the weather in Tokyo was warm enough that we were basically out and about with just a t-shirt during the day, and maybe occasionally a fleece jacket at night. It was a very nice evening and the cats were out hanging out with locals.
We continued to have our leisure walk into Meiji Jingu Shrine close to Harajuku Station. The shrine covers a large area and is quite phenomenal to experience the scale of construction and the large amount of green space right in a metropolis. It was during Golden Week when we visited and there were a lot of locals visiting the shrine as well. It was a very nice experience to take a leisure stroll into this well covered pathway towards the shrine.