Sunday, January 08, 2012

It's Japan: Asakusa

Yes, finally another Japan trip post. I will be posting a lot more and it's just the matter of time.

Let's see, after Disneyland what should I post? oh btw I'm not doing all these in chronological order. Not gonna put Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 etc. Simply because there are too many things to show in just one day.

So today it's about my visit to the famous Sensoji Temple (浅草寺) in Asakusa, a district in Taito, Tokyo. It's so popular that no one would miss this during their trip to Tokyo.

shall not write much. I guess photos are already self-explanatory.

 Silver Ginko tree (银杏树) all over Tokyo during Autumn. 


Cleansing at the Dragon head's fountain before praying. Follow the Japanese style!
but the water is so icy cold that my hands had gone numb for a while after that. Probably due to the cold weather. 


After praying we went down the streets for shopping.

No bicycle from here. LOL at the 下马 if you understand mandarin :)

Their mamak stalls with awesome street snacks. No time to sit down though :( 

haha! so funneh


They sell these fancy mochi or cakes or whatever it is at almost everywhere. Obviously targeting on tourist because these are just perfect souvenirs. No doubt they look really attractive and kawaii but taste wise, it's a bit disappointing. Japanese desserts are really just all about red bean paste. Not a big fan so, yea.

Mochis made on the spot. Looks really tasty but hmmm, I don't know why my taste buds just don't like the flavour and the texture. 

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mmhmm I think Asakusa is really awesome as it has got the old Japan kind of feel. It's just like a mini Kyoto inside Tokyo city. haha. Not just because of the beautiful Zen architecture but also the vibrant colours all over the long streets of stalls and shops. Simply an amazing place.