My college friend met up for the day, recommending Asakusa since it is right in the middle of Tokyo and we had a big travel day yesterday. Asakusa is known for having an atmosphere of “Old Tokyo” since the main attraction, the Buddhist temple Sensoji, was built in 645. Sensoji is Tokyo’s oldest temple. The large red lantern that hangs at the main gate weighs 1,500 pounds. Megumu was able to clarify some temple rituals for us, and in doing so brought us a good luck fortune. So all is wonderful here in Tokyo.
Asakusa also has lots of shopping, food options, the typical cat cafes, and is a very popular place to where a kimono (for foreigners and for nonforeigners alike). We tried some new foods (like golden ice cream, taiyaki and kibi dango), but we did not partake in all food options. Although they are interesting to see, I much prefer to see them in an aquarium. It is my good fortune that it isn’t my first time in Asakusa. There is so much to see and do here it is like a totally new experience. I honestly can’t imagine it will be my last time here either. Japan will always be one of my favorite countries to visit.