As I wrote in the previous post, Asakusa is a major tourist spot in downtown Tokyo, and tourists are gradually coming back after the Tohoku Earthquake.
|The Kaminari-mon is the first gate of the Senso-ji temple. Originally built in 942, the present gate was rebuilt in 1960 after the big fire. The balloon like paper lantern is 3.9 meter high.|
|The Nakamise, shopping area between the Kaminari-mon and the main hall of the Senso-ji.|
|The main hall of the Senso-ji temple.|
|The new TV Tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree near Asakusa will open on May 22, 2012.|
|The Tokyo Sky Tree and other buildings on the other side of the Sumida-gawa, or the River Sumida. The building with the golden object on the top is headquarter of the Asahi Beer.|