The second I got off the train to Asakusa with Daniela, I knew this was going to be a pretty different experience than the rest of the neighbourhoods we had visited in Tokyo. One of the first things I noticed was the beige glazed brick lining the train station’s walls. Geometric light coverings are all around, bringing an older feel to the neighbourhood.
The main attraction to Asakusa for us was the Sensō-ji temple, but it was also great to see some of the local markets and eateries surrounding it. We hit the temple just in time for sunset, which was perfect to take in the sheer size and scale of it. It’s one of the few big structures I’ve seen that, even with it’s huge footprint, didn’t intimidate me. I loved how the sloped roofs and large courtyard seemed to welcome you in, rather than make you feel small.