Tokyo Neighborhoods • Asakusa


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: December 2005     City: Tokyo     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 14     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple



Asakusa Pictures

by Parent on Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:32 pm


One of Tokyo's historical districts, Asakusa abounds with traditional japanese restaurants, a temple, gardens, tea shops, and a traditional japanese shopping atmosphere.

Another historical district within Tokyo which is a bit similar is Shibamata(pics).

Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) The shopping street leading to the temple. The theme changes depending on the season. This picture was taken in late december 2005 - the theme is New year. (253.24 KB) Photo viewed 1548 times
Pic. 1. The shopping street leading to the temple. The theme changes depending on the season. This picture was taken in late december 2005 - the theme is New year. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) All sorts of souvenirs can be found. [[Samurai]] t-shirts, lanterns, swords, etc. (283.54 KB) Photo viewed 1545 times
Pic. 2. All sorts of souvenirs can be found. Samurai t-shirts, lanterns, swords, etc. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Suits for men. (246.62 KB) Photo viewed 1437 times
Pic. 3. Suits for men. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) 500 yens for one itomori of oranges. In japanese, itomori means basket. This is the old style of supermarket in Japan, generally sold by the basket or case. (280.67 KB) Photo viewed 2215 times
Pic. 4. 500 yens for one itomori of oranges. In japanese, itomori means basket. This is the old style of supermarket in Japan, generally sold by the basket or case. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) This area of Asakusa has been much renovated in the last 2 years - many of the electricity/phone cables have been buried under the ground and the pavement has been improved. Looks great! (265.8 KB) Photo viewed 1528 times
Pic. 5. This area of Asakusa has been much renovated in the last 2 years - many of the electricity/phone cables have been buried under the ground and the pavement has been improved. Looks great! View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) [[Sensoji|Senso-ji]] temple. (271.48 KB) Photo viewed 1505 times
Pic. 6. Sensoji temple. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Asakusa Gojunoto. (427.8 KB) Photo viewed 1412 times
Pic. 7. Asakusa Gojunoto. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Fire, fire. Legend has it that  the smoke clears the mind from worries. Hmm.. Gives a whole new hindsight to smoking :D. (250.04 KB) Photo viewed 1877 times
Pic. 8. Fire, fire. Legend has it that the smoke clears the mind from worries. Hmm.. Gives a whole new hindsight to smoking :D. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Old style public transportation. (171.94 KB) Photo viewed 1421 times
Pic. 9. Old style public transportation. View photo in original size (783x765 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Charms or wishes. Not sure. (135.59 KB) Photo viewed 1398 times
Pic. 10. Charms or wishes. Not sure. View photo in original size (923x727 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Contrarily to appearances, this is not a spermatozoid but rather a flame. Or so pretends its architect [[Philippe Starck]] (a frenchmen). Hmm.. Anyways, it's the [[Asahi Beer Hall]] the hearquarters of [[Asahi Breweries]]. (141.94 KB) Photo viewed 1221 times
Pic. 11. Contrarily to appearances, this is not a spermatozoid but rather a flame. Or so pretends its architect Philippe Starck (a frenchmen). Hmm.. Anyways, it's the Asahi Beer Hall the hearquarters of Asahi Breweries. View photo in original size (897x618 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Still in Asakusa, one block away: here are several japanese traditional restaurants as advertised by a ganba (wooden board) - [[okonomiyaki]], and globefish-flatfish restaurants can be found. (216.68 KB) Photo viewed 2321 times
Pic. 12. Still in Asakusa, one block away: here are several japanese traditional restaurants as advertised by a ganba (wooden board) - okonomiyaki, and globefish-flatfish restaurants can be found. View photo in original size (998x706 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Silver ring shop. (173.22 KB) Photo viewed 1226 times
Pic. 13. Silver ring shop. View photo in original size (746x998 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, December 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District, Temple) Enjoy Space Sunshine Asakusa. (194.86 KB) Photo viewed 1198 times
Pic. 14. Enjoy Space Sunshine Asakusa. View photo in original size (744x966 pixels).


Map of Asakusa. Satellite photograph of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo city.


How to get to Asakusa Neighborhood


Asakusa station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
Last edited by Parent on Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:00 pm, edited 11 times in total.
 
 
 
 
Map of Asakusa. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Asakusa Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby Asakusa - Pictures by Parent



Asakusa Neighborhood by Parent. A few pictures of Asakusa taken in October 2005 under cloudy/rainy.. Distance from Asakusa: 0km E, 18 pictures.

Iriya Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Taito-ku nearby Iriya Station, Iriya is a middle-class residential.. Distance from Asakusa: 1km NW, 3 pictures.

Kuramae Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Taito ward near Asakusa, Kuramae is a mix of residential back alleys and office buildings. Kuramae is also within a 10 minute walk of the Ryogoku neighborhood which is most famous in Tokyo for its Kokugikan sumo.. Distance from Asakusa: 1.1km SSW, 6 pictures.

Oshiage Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Sumida-ku, Oshiage is the proposed site of the New Tokyo Tower. It's a middle-class residential area, not too.. Distance from Asakusa: 1.3km E, 21 pictures.

Ueno Neighborhood by Parent. During the 60s or 70s, the Ueno station area used to have somewhat of a bad reputation due to the people living there being generally unsophisticated blue-collars. The Ueno residents most often came from the northern prefectures.. Distance from Asakusa: 1.6km W, 22 pictures.

Ryogoku Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Sumida-ku, Ryogoku is most famous for the Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan (Edo-Tokyo Museum) and the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo wrestling.. Distance from Asakusa: 1.8km S, 19 pictures.

Minowa Neighborhood by Parent. Located north of Asakusa, Minowa is a residential district a bit below the Tokyo average in Taito-ku and Arakawa-ku. It is famous for the red-light area known as Senzoku Yonchome. The latter used to be the famous Yoshiwara in.. Distance from Asakusa: 2km NNW, 21 pictures.