Senso-ji Temple

Top 28 Recommended Hotels in Asakusa For a Great Stay in Tokyo in 2017

Asakusa (浅草) District in Taito (台東) is home to the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo (東京), the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, and Kaminarimon (雷門), meaning “Thunder Gate”. It is also easy to access Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) from here, making it one of Tokyo’s most desirable areas. A good way to make sure you get the…

Find the Best Accommodation in Tokyo with Our Area by Area Hotel Guide

A capital city basked in both traditional and modern Japanese culture at every glance, Tokyo’s diverse neighbourhoods all have a unique charm ready to be discovered and endless places to stay to provide you with the base to do so. Japan’s reputation for good hospitality, politeness and cleanliness holds true for a lot of its…

Top 44 Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

Check Out Hanayashiki Park in Asakusa − Japan’s Oldest Amusement Park!

Why yes, not only is there an amusement park in Asakusa, but one so close to Senso-ji Temple! The Hanayashiki Park was initially conceived as a flower garden themed park in 1853 near the end of the Edo period, but it is now best known for being Japan’s oldest amusement park in Tokyo. Not bad…

Setsubun: Throw Beans and Drive the Demons Away!

According to the Japanese Lunar Calendar, ‘Setsubun’ (literally ‘seasonal division’ in English) is the day before the arrival of spring. It is celebrated on February 3rd usually as a part of the Spring Festival (Haru Matsuri) across Japan at all shrines and temples. It can be called Japanese New Year too. Celebrations take place with…

3 Picture Perfect Spots Not To Miss in Asakusa!

The Asakusa area in Japan welcomes thousands of visitors each year. There are many reasons to love Asakusa including its historical landmarks, accessible locations as well as the affordable accommodation. While it is still full of the hustle and bustle of people, Asakusa’s beauty is quite different from many modern places like Shinjuku, Harajuku, and…

Japan on the Cheap: Free Sightseeing Spots at Popular Destinations

For all the travellers out there, especially those who have the desire to explore more of Japan, you might notice that transportation fees in Japan aren’t cheap at all. Also, if you happen to travel in the peak season, your wallet gets lighter quickly because of accommodation expenses, not to mention the entrance tickets you…

Want to see Japan when you’re not there?

Many people across the world are fascinated by Japan and have a great love for the Land of the Rising Sun, myself included. With air travel being so expensive at the moment and the global market still in recovery, it can be difficult for some people to spend the amount of time they want in…

Senso-ji: History of Asakusa

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in all of Tokyo and home to the most popular matsuri of the year: Sanja Matsuri. The founding of the Senso-ji temple has a rich story and really makes visiting this location even the more special. Interesting right next to the Senso-ji temple is Asakusa Shrine, which is a Shinto…
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