Asakusa historic district (Tokyo)

Early morning in Asakusa

After american bombings, during the Second World War, Tokyo was partially wiped out. Only Asakusa district was spared and could preserve its architectural heritage.

Coming across, Tokyo

Coming across (photo by B. Hervé)

bike parking, tokyo

Simply efficient (photo by B. Hervé)

Shopping alley tokyo

Shopping alley (photo by B. Hervé)

Oldest temple of Tokyo, Sensō-ji is a touristic highlight for japanese and foreigners. The largest shinto festival « matsuri » takes place there every year at the end of spring.

Kaminarimon «thunder gate» of Sensō-ji temple

Kaminarimon «thunder gate» of Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Nakamise, shopping alley of Sensō-ji temple

Nakamise, shopping alley of Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Hozomon, Sensō-ji temple

Hozomon, Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Pagoda of Sensō-ji temple

Pagoda of Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Pagoda of Sensō-ji temple

Pagoda of Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Finished in 645, the temple is devoted to Bodhisattva Kannon. That buddha is known as the most compassionate, releasing believers from their sufferings. Several miracles would have happened while worshiping.

Sensō-ji temple

Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Sensō-ji temple

Sensō-ji temple (photo by B. Hervé)

Nakamise, shopping alley of Sensō-ji temple

Nakamise (photo by B. Hervé)

Touristic attractiveness of Asakusa makes the district a thriving area. Many shop, restaurants and hotels set up.

Restaurants at each corner

Restaurants at each corner (photo by B. Hervé)

Yakisoba and yakitori dishes

Yakisoba and yakitori dishes (photo by B. Hervé)

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