After a whirlwind week, it was just nice to spend my final full day in Tokyo with my family by exploring the old part of the city, which is Asakusa. For many centuries, Asakusa used to be Tokyo's leading entertainment district.
KURITSU SUMIDA PARK
In the morning, we thought of walking along the kuritsu sumida park, in hope to find and take loads and loads of pictures under the sakura trees. Unfortunately, it was still a cold spring, and we sadly found only one blossoming tree. Hahaha
As it was pouring heavily at that time, we decided to enjoy some nice warm beverages at Tully Coffee shop, while appreciating the breathtaking view of Tokyo Skytree.
However, this boy here had different idea of having fun in the rain
SENSOJI AND NAKAMISE STREET
In the afternoon, we paid a visit to Nakamise Street, as well as the very popular Buddhist temple Sensoji. It was a whole different experience! Pretty much like what you see in anime (although I am not an avid viewer)
You would see so many japanese in their traditional kimono outfit. Apparently it is a normal occurrence for them as they were paying their respect to the temple, like we muslims do in our mosque..
Of course, i had to wear my KL duck. If there were a place to wear it in Japan, i knew i had to wear it at a traditional landmark, like this. Just want to represent a wanderlust duckie and her love for exploration. And my husband did justice with his impressive photography!
How about the shopping area? There are numerous stores lined up selling all the unique and typical Japanese confectioners that will surprise and excite you. I bought some traditional fans, chopsticks and umbrella, which some will probably be used for an upcoming photoshoot.
It was no surprise that Asakusa is considered a major attraction in Tokyo with area rich of culture, history and hidden treasures.