Tokyo Neighborhoods • Asakusa


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: October 2005     City: Tokyo     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 18     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District



Asakusa Pictures

by Parent on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:02 am


A few pictures of Asakusa taken in October 2005 under cloudy/rainy conditions.

Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) The main gate to the Asakusa temple: Kaminarimon. (253.68 KB) Photo viewed 836 times
Pic. 1. The main gate to the Asakusa temple: Kaminarimon. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Shopping street linking the main gate to the Sensoji temple. During the fall, a temporary roof is put above the street with a red-leaf theme - it is removed during the winter/summer. (493.65 KB) Photo viewed 884 times
Pic. 2. Shopping street linking the main gate to the Sensoji temple. During the fall, a temporary roof is put above the street with a red-leaf theme - it is removed during the winter/summer. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District)  (262.53 KB) Photo viewed 868 times
Pic. 3. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) A residential backalley. (225.34 KB) Photo viewed 851 times
Pic. 4. A residential backalley. View photo in original size (1005x722 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Some deep fried sweet bean cake (agemanju). [[Manju|Manjo (food)]] are buns stuffed with sweetened bean paste. Agemanju is fried manju. (474.95 KB) Photo viewed 804 times
Pic. 5. Some deep fried sweet bean cake (agemanju). Manju are buns stuffed with sweetened bean paste. Agemanju is fried manju. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Ladies with transparent umbrellas. (304.5 KB) Photo viewed 827 times
Pic. 6. Ladies with transparent umbrellas. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Delivery Men. (167.27 KB) Photo viewed 859 times
Pic. 7. Delivery Men. View photo in original size (768x708 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District)  (234.03 KB) Photo viewed 834 times
Pic. 8. View photo in original size (1008x744 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Asakusa [[Yatai]]s. Yatai are stalls or stands set off in the main street. They offer specialized dishes such as [[Okonomiyaki]], potatoes with butter, noodles, etc. (182.66 KB) Photo viewed 869 times
Pic. 9. Asakusa Yatais. Yatai are stalls or stands set off in the main street. They offer specialized dishes such as Okonomiyaki, potatoes with butter, noodles, etc. View photo in original size (1024x509 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District)  (279.73 KB) Photo viewed 993 times
Pic. 10. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) New and Old. (153.02 KB) Photo viewed 857 times
Pic. 11. New and Old. View photo in original size (748x744 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) They were renovating many buildings on the right. (207.17 KB) Photo viewed 848 times
Pic. 12. They were renovating many buildings on the right. View photo in original size (1024x600 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District)  (221.47 KB) Photo viewed 819 times
Pic. 13. View photo in original size (1020x606 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Many streets are covered with a steel roof for protection against the elements. The roof is also used for advertisement purposes: in this case, a seaweed shop. (264.12 KB) Photo viewed 845 times
Pic. 14. Many streets are covered with a steel roof for protection against the elements. The roof is also used for advertisement purposes: in this case, a seaweed shop. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Park at the back of the [[Senso-ji]] temple (165.28 KB) Photo viewed 1032 times
Pic. 15. Park at the back of the Senso-ji temple View photo in original size (826x444 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Oh no.. A [[StarCrooks|Starbucks]] in Asakusa. (188.39 KB) Photo viewed 796 times
Pic. 16. Oh no.. A StarCrooks in Asakusa. View photo in original size (886x622 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) [[Hanayashiki Amusement Park]]. It's a small one, with kid-size rides. (192.72 KB) Photo viewed 826 times
Pic. 17. Hanayashiki Amusement Park. It's a small one, with kid-size rides. View photo in original size (1009x731 pixels).


Picture of Asakusa neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan, October 2005 by Parent (Tokyo Historical District, Shopping District) Bridge over the [[Sumida River]]. (181.14 KB) Photo viewed 837 times
Pic. 18. Bridge over the Sumida River. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Map of Asakusa neighborhood.


How to get to Asakusa Neighborhood


Asakusa station.
 
 
 
 
Map of Asakusa. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Asakusa Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby Asakusa - Pictures by Parent



Asakusa Neighborhood by Parent. One of Tokyo's historical districts, Asakusa abounds with traditional japanese restaurants, a temple, gardens, tea shops, and a traditional japanese shopping Another historical district within Tokyo which is a bit sim.. Distance from Asakusa: 0km E, 14 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.




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