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Tokyo Sights – Sensoji

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 by in Japan, Landscape, Photography, Tokyo | 0 comments

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After a fulfilling breakfast/lunch at Tempura Daikokuya (大黒家天麩羅), we proceeded to explore the ever so popular and mega-crowded Sensoji (金龍山浅草寺), one of the oldest and most significant temple in Tokyo (東京).

Probably because we went on a Sunday itself, the amount of people walking about Sensoji and Asakusa area is just… Overwhelming! (◦✓Д゚)<

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

This is when we entered the temple. Similar to the Hokkaido Shrine which we visited earlier, you can get your Omikuji to know about your fortune. And the number of people just seems to increase as we got nearer to the inside of the temple… (;゜∀゜)

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

And here’s photos of MORE people in Sensoji, a mix of foreigners and locals. Here I was thinking that it was just a tourist hotspot but it turns out that there were actually quite a number of Japanese visiting the temple too.

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

After touring the insides of the temple, we decided to try to take a breather outside the temple where a lot of shops were spotted lining long the sides of the walkway towards the temple. Business should be good for these shops seeing the crowd! ( ° 3°;) ♪♭~

Here’s our little bite from Sensoji~! We didn’t really eat a lot since we just had that really filling meal at Tempura Daikokuya BUT we will never miss out on takoyaki (たこ焼)!!! After watching Gokusen (ごくせん), we have told ourselves that it’s a must for us to try Japan’s takoyaki. But sadly… They were as big as those we saw in the drama… o(>.<*)o

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji Takoyaki 金龍山浅草寺 たこ焼

The never-ending number of people passing us by as we were enjoying our takoyaki by the side of the walkway. And see the many many shops lining the walkway, ranging from lovely cute souvenir shops to yummy food outlets with some having a really long queue. Lazy us were really too tired to fight the crowd and queue that we got out pretty quickly from the Sensoji area after that. Haha! f(; ✖﹏✖)ノ

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

As we were walking back towards the Asakusa station, we spotted some school kids creating a commotion and pointing to something far away. Well I took a photo not knowing what is it though I was guessing it might be the new Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) that was not opened yet during the time we visited Japan. And… I was right! Haha! And I only realised I had a photo of the Skytree only now… (´~`ก;)

Tokyo Sights - Sensoji 金龍山浅草寺

Am definitely gonna make it my next place to visit though I feel that the Tokyo Tower is much prettier ‘cos of its vibrant red during the day time. Hehez. (ت)♪

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