Diva In The Spotlight: Asakusa At Night
The grand dame of Tokyo temples, Senso-ji
Asakusa is always entertaining by day, but it’s totally stunning at night. From theatrically lit temples to glittering reflections on the Sumida River, this neighborhood never disappoints.
The fiercest guardian deity in the land
The main gate, shining in the rain
Even the doors are larger than life.
Old meets new: the five-story pagoda and Skytree, together
A side gate frames the temple beyond
A geisha hurries along a side street on a rainy night, on the way to her evening appointment
Festival lanterns glow over a side street
A pleasure boat motors past Skytree on the Sumida River
If you’d like to visit the Asakusa area the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
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