We walked around Asakusa especially Sensoji area in sunny day. There are a lot of foreigners. They enjoyed Asakusa on their way.
At first, I took a photograph in front of Kaminari-mon gate that is famous for the flagship of Tokyo tour. Fujin and Raijin stand inside of the gate to pray for peace of Asakusa.
Turn our face to the right in front of Kaminari-mon gate, we are able to see modern Skytree tower and Headquarter of Asahi Beer corporation (the building is imitated the glass of draft beer!
When we pass through the gate we enter Nakamise-dori street. There are a lot of B class goumet foods and traditional souveniors at low price!
There are Japanese beautiful sandals store in Nakamise-dori street. The sandals (called "Zori") are used when we wear kimonos.
This is the traditional way to cook "Ningyo-yaki". The small cake is made by cooking batter of flour, eggs and sugar in an iron mold that looks like a doll ("Ningyo" means doll in Japanese). They are sold both with and without anko. They demonstrate and we can enjoy eating the cake hot from the oven :)
There is one of the famous Japanese restaurant in Nakamise-dori street. Spit‐roasting, Kamameshi (a dish in which rice, meat and vegetables are served in a small pot) and Soba are served in the restaurant.
"Imahan” is famous Sukiyaki restaurant in Japan. Sukiyaki is served in the Japanese hot pot style. It consists of thinly sliced beef which is slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables, eggs and Japasene ingredients (a mixture of soy sause, sugar and mirin). Please try it at Imahan!
Finally we arrived at Senso-ji temple.
Inside of Senso-ji temple, Tokugawa ieyasu and other shogun in Tokugwa Shogunate are worshipped.
People put coins in this offertory box to purifiy themselves.
"Gosyuin" is popular for young generation nowadays. The purple book is "Gosyuin-cho" that is used for gather Gosyuin stamp at Japanese shrine and temples. It is not just a stamp. It shows respect to gods and Buddhas. A lot of Japanese gather Gosyuins in Gosyuin-cho .
It was sunny outside all through the day. A lot of foreigners wear beautifurl kimonos and took pictures.
There is a tempura restrant close to Kaminari-mon gate.
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