Asakusa, a historical Tokyo district, flourished as a center of entertainment from the Edo period (aka Tokugawa, 1603-1868) until the middle of the Showa era (1926-89). It still retains the atmosphere of Edo and attracts nearly 30 million visitors a year from Japan and abroad.
Sensoji Temple is a must-see for sightseers. Pass through the Kaminarimon Gate, crowded with people hailing rickshaws and taking photos, and walk down Nakamise Dori Street, which is lined with shops on both sides of the path. At the end of the street, you will arrive at the huge Hozomon Gate and the five-story pagoda.
Why not sample traditional cuisine while strolling down the path and enjoying the atmosphere from the Edo period?
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