Our penultimate day in Japan, we took in the best taste of old Japan Tokyo has to offer.
Asakusa, certainly one of the most touristy areas of Tokyo, but still very pretty nonetheless. The pedestrian road to SensÃ³-Ji begins with the mighty Kaminarimon(Thunder Gate) and is lined with small stalls selling various Japanese products, perfect for picking up souvenirs.
After exploring the Temple and gardens we came across this guy just away from the crowds, selling handmade wooden animals. There wasn’t much foot traffic here but he didn’t seem bothered, just happily carried on making his wares. It was really nice to see a more traditional side of Japan – the best was by far yet to come in our later trips.
Following that culture indulgence what better way to reset the balance than a trip to quirky Kappabashi? A short walk from Asakusa, Kappabashi is the Kitchenware district where restaurants can purchase the plastic food they display outside. We bought a couple of sushi fridge magnets but resisted buying anything else.
We ended the day with dinner at Freshness Burger, yum!