Going to Asakusa few minutes before dusk turned out to be a great idea. There was almost no crowd (at least for Sensō-ji), people were walking and admiring their surroundings instead of running around, and almost everyone looked genuinely happy.
Of course I had to take some pictures around the temple itself 😉
After the sunset I went on stroll along the alleys full of the traditional arts and crafts shops. Again: no crowds 🙂 Photos may not look so good (I don’t have a fancy camera, sorry) but everything felt more real.
Loved the atmosphere!
What’s more, I managed to buy a gift for my mom – and she’s not easy to shop for. I remembered her saying a while back that she would love to have wind chimes so when I saw a pottery shop I just had to buy a small bell! I would love to show it to you but my mom sometimes visits this place to see the photos (she doesn’t know English), so I don’t want to spoil the surprise 😉