Shitamachi Tokyo old town

Shitamachi Tokyo old town

Experience the old town Tokyo atmosphere in the Shitamachi district.

Shitamachi literally means "downtown" and is the place to experience a taste of the old town Tokyo atmosphere that existed before the economic miracle of the 1970's and 80's really took hold. The most famous district of Shitamachi is Asakusa. At its heart you find Senso-ji Temple, best known for the giant red lantern situated at the entrance. This is a great place to start any exploration of Tokyo. Learn about the relationship between Buddhism and Shinto, get to know some of the rituals associated with visiting a temple and of course, purchase an omikuji fortune.

Shitamachi Tokyo old town

located in Tokyo

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