Sunday, February 01, 2015
Asakusa / Tokyo Skytree (2014)
浅草 : ASAKUSA


Good day, peeps! It's time for another travel post! This time round, it's on Asakusa!! This is the second time which I visited Asakusa and as usual, it was really crowded. Wind was strong that day and thus, I wasn't able to get good shots there. However, I will still share some of the photos and my experience during this recent trip.

Asakusa was very near to Tokyo Skytree, apparently, it is only 1 or 2 MRT stops away. The popular restaurant is full house again and there are always people queuing for their turns. I am not sure why, most probably the foods were really delicious? This restaurant as you see below is one of the busiest across the street towards the popular Asakusa temple. I guess if you have time here, you may wanted to try them out.

The Restaurant


割烹神谷 神谷バー
〒111-0032 台東区浅草1丁目1番1号
Open daily: 1130 hrs - 2200 hrs

Coming to Asakusa, take note of the crowd as there are a lot of tourists here since it's a tourist spot. The most crowded area is the temple area where tourist will stop at the front to take photo with the huge Kaminarimon (雷門) lamp. The lamp is so huge though it doesn't light up. The temple is crowded with people especially on special occasion like the new year etc;.

The inner temple

After entering from the main temple gate, you will see a long stretch of shops towards the next shrine. These shops sell souvenirs, foods and drinks. I guess your trip wouldn't be completed without getting some of these stuffs back home. I stayed at Asakusa for less than an hour before heading to my next destination. Partially because of the wind was too strong that day and that the coldness was pretty unbearable for me. Tips: Always wear gloves during the Autumn/Winter season.

One of the souvenir stores


Spotted this monk statue nearby the inner temple


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東京スカイツリー : TOKYO SKYTREE


My next destination which I will posting on is the Tokyo Skytree. The Skytree is one of most distinct structures in Tokyo today. At a height of 634 m, it is the tallest tower in the world. There are 2 observation decks on this tower, for viewing experiences, it is recommended to book the tickets online to avoid queuing and reduce waiting time on site. Though the online reservation is much costly but it ensures your placing on that day. Visit http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/ for more information.


Chart of towers in the world

At the base of Tokyo Skytree housed a number of stores from the popular Tokyo Banana retail store to Tokyo Skytree store. There are also a foodcourt here which I didn't managed to visit. Other than foods and souvenirs, there are also several apparel outlets here too. If you wanted to burn a day here while getting and waiting for your turn to get up to the observation decks, these stores can help you burn some of those time.

Shopping street


Party Rico


Sweets by Samantha Thavasa

I have come to the end of this short travel post and I hope you guys have enjoyed reading it. Please do visit again soon for more updates!

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Photo Credits:
- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/Tallest_towers_in_the_world.svg/700px-Tallest_towers_in_the_world.svg.png
- http://blog-imgs-33.fc2.com/b/a/c/bacchus02/20120211202750647.jpg
- http://www.destinasian.com/wp-content/uploads/tokyo-sky-tower1.jpg

Click below to read about my previous trip
http://luvwav3personal.blogspot.com/2013/08/asakusa-tokyo-skytree.html
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