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Night walk in Asakusa & traditional dessert place

Asakusa is no doubt one of the most touristic places in Tokyo. After dark, it gets less busy and you can enjoy a pleasant walk around Sensoji-temple.Kaminari-mon (雷門). 
Nakamise shopping street. 

Five-storied pagoda.

Nio statue. img_3267-2

Hozo-mon (宝蔵門).

The main building.

Tokyo Sky Tree on the right side.


Umezono (梅園)”, located just off of the Nakamise street, is a highy recommendable place to enjoy traditional Japanese desserts, which has a history of over 160 years.

Their specialty “Awa-zenzai (あわぜんざい, steamed sticky millet with sweet bean paste, 777 JPY-)” is a suitable treat after a long walk on cold days. It’s served with pickled perilla seeds.

How to order is a bit different from general coffee shops. After you walk in the shop, you buy a ticket at the counter then have a seat at a table. A waitress will come to pick up this ticket and serve green tea.

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