2-3-1 Asakusa,

If you want to discover the traditional Tokyo and escape the infinite skyscrapers which crowd the city, you should go to the Asakusa where you can wander through the old streets, temples and shops.

Sensō-Ji Temple, also known as Asakusa Kannon was built in 645 AD and is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Each year, around 20 million people visit the temple which was dedicated to the god Kannon and has become one of major tourist attractions in the city.

The main entrance to the temple is via Hozomon or Treasure Gate. The area around the temple is very commercial and there are lots of kiosks and markets where you can buy Japanese biscuits known as osembe, Japanese scarves which are tried around the forehead and are called hachimaki, and souvenirs.

In Sensoji Temple you will be able to see a huge censer, O-koro. According to the tradition, the fumes from this censer strengthened the weak and cured illnesses. If you have time you should also go to the Demboin garden which is near the temple and is an oasis of tranquillity and spirituality.

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