Senso-ji's eastern gate is one of the temple complexes rare, Edo-era buildings: it's been standing since 1618. Though it appears minor...
Tokyo’s most visited temple enshrines a golden image of Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy), which, according to legend, was...
Here you'll find a fascinating collection of Japanese folk articles, mainly clothing, gathered by famed ethnologist Tanaka Chūzaburō. On...
Traditionally, monaka are wafers filled with sweet bean jam. At this little stand on Nakamise-dōri, they're filled with ice cream...
2-3-1 Asakusa · interesting places nearby
Asakusa-jinja was built in honour of the brothers who discovered the Kannon statue that inspired the construction of Sensō-ji. The current building, painted a deep shade of red, dates to 1649 and is a rare example of early-Edo architecture. It’s also the epicentre of one of Tokyo’s most important festivals, May’s Sanja Matsuri.