Today was the perfect day to visit the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, as the weather could not have been better.
We easily spotted the red Kaminarimon as soon as we walked out of the Asakusa station. The massive red lantern looked even bigger as we got closer.
It was so crowded in front of the temple, so we only took a few photos and walked along the Nakamise Dori towards the temple – which was also packed.
There were numerous food stalls and Japanese souvenir shops here. But we just browsed through some of them, due to the large crowd. Although, we did managed to buy some really cute kokeshi keychains (´｡• ᵕ •｡`).
The scenery around the temple was stunning, the sunny weather made it even better. We could even spot the Tokyo Skytree from here.
Don Quijote in Asakusa
The Don Quijote store was only a 5 minutes’ walk from the temple, so we wanted to go there as well. The street leading up to the store was so pretty and clean, it felt like stepping into a movie set.
Now it was time for some lunch. There was so many restaurants in this area. So we just randomly chose this nearby Japanese restaurant. They had this ticket machine, where you could make your order and pay there. After that, you can just hand the ticket to the waitress, and she will bring your order once it’s done. That was so practical!, we wished these types of restaurants existed back home.
Both of us ordered the Japanese hamburger, which was interesting since there was no hamburger bread but rice.
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As usual, we paid a visit to the Solamachi and spent a few hours there. We skipped dinner that day, and ordered some Japanese Takoyaki ✿ as a late evening snack.
” Have anyone tried Takoyaki before? Or what’s your favourite Japanese dish?”
Stay tuned for our next Japan post!
– Milla & Jouls <3
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