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We later arrived at Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon Temple) in the district of Asakusa Tokyo Japan.

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This is the oldest temple in Tokyo with nice layout and courtyards:

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We entered from the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate)

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And wandered leisurely along the souvenir and snack shops on the way to the main temple:

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So many yummy treats along the way:

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Japanese mini cakes filled with red bean paste:

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Why was there such a huge line up?...

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mmmm..... they sold fresh Japanese fritters with sweet green tea flavoured filling (below) or red bean / sweet potato paste.  It was freshly made, so warm and delicious!

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Tried my hand with picking a fortune... and ... phew, a lucky one!

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We walked along a little more...

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And found a fountain with "Auspicious" water, I suppose it is somewhat equivalent to Holy Water in Catholic Churches:

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We finally arrived at the temple.  A ceremony was being held inside so we were only allowed to observe behind glass windows.

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Afterwards, we found a homemade ice cream shop and had another little treat, mmmm delish!

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On our way out, more tantalizing food stands welcomed us..

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'Till next time,

xox Lily.

2016-1-22


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