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:
Cannot miss this famous sight:
The shrine inside:
The “streets” leading to the temple… Food, food and lots of tourist souvenir:
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 🙂
Along the beautiful Sumida River:
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.
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:
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):
This is the “normal” boat, with its crystal top:
This is where we did the transfer to the boat taking us 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.
The rainbow bridge in the day:
The beach at Odaiba:
This is where you will be arriving at Odaiba.
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 !!