Spent my morning at Asakusa visiting the Senso-ji Temple.
Kaminarimon Gate (Thunder Gate), where the giant lantern hangs.
The oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, said to have been built in 628.
The temple's main hall and the 5 storied pagoda.
Looking over the temple area from the roof top of the Amuse BORO Museum.
The shopping street of over 200m, called Nakamise, leads from the outer gate to the temple's second gate, the Hozomon.
These drawers contain omikuji, strips of paper that predicts your fortune when you make a prayer to the gods and Buddhas of a given temple or shrine. The contents written on the slip shows your fortune.
Would love this in my garden.
I wandered the side streets, looked up as well in front. Little hidden treasures .
In winter these ropes are placed on the trees to support them from falling snow.