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Now that finished getting dressed, let’s go to Asakusa to take some photos. Fortunately we were blessed with wonderful weather that day. It was sunny and not cold at all which was very strange for mid-November day.
Tokyo sky tree as the background
The famous Kaminari-mon
Nakamise street, where you can buy souvenirs and many yummy snacks
Obviously we became a superstar;P
How about some souvenir shopping?
As we were walking down Nakamise street
Sensoji temple is in the background.
By the way, do you know the difference between temple and shrine? In Japan when we say, temple, generally it refers to Buddhist temple. Shrine, is on the other hand, refers to Shinto shrine. Shrine is a sacred place where “Kami” or god lives
Sensoji temple was built in 7th century. If you want to know more about Sensoji, please refer to Japan guide.
I came to Asakusa countless times but this time was sure my first time wearing kimono. It was such a wonderful experience.
Melon pan seems to be popular around here, 200 yen only! you should try some.
We spent 2 hours at Sensoji, walking around taking some photos. After that, we returned to Nana-iro studio and got changed.
It was amazing that wearing kimono taking so long time but to undress it took just a few mins! Imagine in the past Japanese wore kimono everyday! If you ask me, it wasn’t very comfortable. (I sweat a gallon, honestly and it’s November, not even hot and humid summer day!) 2 hours are more than enough.
That’s all for today, see you next time!
Kimono rental plan at Nana iro studio
Price : from 6,000yen
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