Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji 浅草寺 (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a beautiful temple that is worth your visit. Located near to the Asakusa station, it is a nice place to have some prayers, take some compulsory tourist photos and basically eat along the traditional streets of Asakusa.

Sharing some photos of this magnificent place:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Cannot miss this famous sight:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

The shrine inside:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

The “streets” leading to the temple… Food, food and lots of tourist souvenir:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Autumn..
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

It is also a good place to launch your trip to Odaiba as there is a ferry serving Asakusa to Odaiba !

To do that walk from Sensoji to the ferry terminal at Sumida River serving the boats to Odaiba. Here’s a map… it is too easy 🙂
Walking from Sensoji Asakusa to Ferry to Odaiba

The terminal
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Along the beautiful Sumida River:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Choosing the right time to visit Sensoji and then timing your walk to the ferry terminal to take the direct ferry to Odaiba (known as HOTALUNA and HIMIKO) is important if you want to take the direct ferry. Else you end up like me, taking transfers (but it is not that bad either lah).

The direct ferries to Odaiba, HOTALUNA and HIMIKO, only run at certain times of the day and the rest are served by normal ferry boats that have to make a stop along the way for you to make a transfer.
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

So you would want to plan your time in Asakusa and walk over to the ferry terminal at the appropriate time to catch the appropriate ferry:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

I did not plan properly the timing and have to take the normal ferry with a few stops and finally a boat transfer at Hinode pier. Not that it is a big deal actually.

My Tickets: (and please remember that kids below 5 don’t need a ticket):
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

This is the “normal” boat, with its crystal top:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

This is where we did the transfer to the boat taking us to Odaiba:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

End of day, regardless of whether you take the direct boat or a transfer boat, the views of the journey to Odaiba are just wonderful.
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

The rainbow bridge in the day:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

The beach at Odaiba:
Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

Sensoji at Asakusa and how to get to Odaiba

This is where you will be arriving at Odaiba.

Odaiba Ferry Stop

Odaiba Ferry Stop

I wanted to point it out as from this place you can go to many nice places easily including Odaiba LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tokyo (which I will share in the next blog post !).

Enjoy Tokyo !!

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