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Senson-Ji Temple entrance

We took the subway again (we were getting the hang of it by now) to the Asakusa Nakamise shopping district.  There was a series of temples and shrines there.  Lee and Dave made the point that they were nice, but just not that spectacular compared to Wat Arun and the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, that  the three of us had visited in 2004.  Lee likened it to seeing Badlands National Park after having visited The Grand Canyon.   Its cool, but just not the same!  After exploring the temples, we split up and spent an hour shopping for trinkets for the folks back home in the Nakamise shopping area, kind of a big alley filled with shops and stalls in front of the main temple.   I managed to find a gift there for everyone on my list, that wouldn't compromise my limited suitcase storage space. 

 

Leebidoday says:
Despite my Badlands after the Grand Canyon comparison, this temple and the rows of shops leading up to are still a Tokyo must-see.
Posted on: Jun 11, 2007
dmae712 says:
Did you get a fortune??
Posted on: Jun 04, 2007
HarleyRiderHaji says:
Likened it to seeing Badlands National Park after having visited The Grand Canyon, which is good expression.Compared with Imperial palace, Meiji Jingu, here is for ordinary people. Here is downtown. Anyway I really enjoyed what you saw, thought and took pictures.
Posted on: May 06, 2007
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Senson-Ji Temple entrance
Senson-Ji Temple entrance
Large crowd outside the temple
Large crowd outside the temple
walking through the shopping area,…
walking through the shopping area…
rack of lanterns along the way
rack of lanterns along the way
ritual hand and face bath
ritual hand and face bath
Incense burning pot
Incense burning pot
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
inside Senson-Ji
inside Senson-Ji
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
ceiling of Senson-Ji
ceiling of Senson-Ji
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Senson-Ji Temple
Nice, but nothing like Bangkok!
Nice, but nothing like Bangkok!
ornate buildings at Senson-Ji
ornate buildings at Senson-Ji
ornate buildings at Senson-Ji
ornate buildings at Senson-Ji
statues in the flower garden
statues in the flower garden
stonework near the temples
stonework near the temples
time for shopping now
time for shopping now
the  Nakamise shopping street
the Nakamise shopping street
Asakusa
photo by: PrestwickUK