Went to Asakusa 浅草 again on Monday with friends. Previously went there during the sakura period but didn't really had a good look at there because we're exhausted from the walking distance from Ueno to Asakusa.
Since I was still coughing so I ought to do it the Japanese way, by wearing a mask out lol. It's normal to see Japanese wearing a mask on the street~
Artwork at Asakusa station.
Sushi menu. Noticed how they differentiate the different level of maguro (tuna) sushi on top?
At the Asakusa's surrounding shoplets.
Lots of people line up just to dine in this 大黒家 restaurant. Not sure what it's selling though, but must be famous.
Cucumber in stick snack! 100 yen! Delicious!!
Lunch at Yoshinoya.
Ordered the 480 yen 親子丼 oyako don. The only dish I like and can afford to eat lol.
Making way to the central.
This mister is making the traditional human-shaped cookies.
Game for the kids.
Moving towards the temple.
The main temple. Kinda disappointed as it's under renovation! But it must be great when it's done.
Commercialised good luck charm booth. Heck, use money to exchange for a charm lost it's meaning already.
This statue dated more than 100 years ago, made during the Meiji period!
We detoured from entering the main temple and wonders around the food stalls.
Senior Fan buying shaved ice.
The end result, oishii yakiniku!
All thanks to Fan who treat us this lol.... 500 yen per stick the price is steep, but for the sake to try it, worth it heh.
Someone are taking wedding pictures. Sorry for the blurred pic, can't take any better.
Interesting monkey show. Will put the videos at the end of this post.
Into the main temple.... too crowded so can't really take nice pics.
Some web-thingy barricade the public from the main altar so couldn't really take a clear pic. (-__-")
Took a stroll outside again for fresh air.
Peaceful Buddha statue.
Grilled salted fish.
Soda pop, ramune. 200 yen.
Funny English hahah.... direct translation from Japanese. XD
Fat koi fish.
Another street vendor for kid's game.
View of the renovating temple.
Lots of souviners, will definitely be coming back here to pick up tidbits before heading home~
Obama cookie lol!
Katana anyone? Very useful in the kitchen. :P
A street vendor whom dress in traditional cloths.
On the way back, spotted this cute devil. Fugu, the pufferfish.
It's a gamble of life, you've 50-50 chance.
It is prepared in various ways, such as sashimi and fried.
Cool looking Japanese monk.
What is this golden sh*t? O_o
Lining up to get the ticks at Asakusa station. Luckily got it done in just 5 mins.
The ticket cost 190 yen.
OK so here's some clips from the monkey's performance, interesting....
Wanna test Flickr video, but too bad the limit of 90 secs videoclip only....
OK that's all for the Asakusa trip write ups. Will be back to school again tomorrow. Next holiday gonna be the summer holiday in July~