|Nakagin Capsule Tower|
Our friend arranged for us to visit the Japanese teahouse in the Garden, where we enjoyed the tea ceremony of matcha and a sweet sitting on tatami mats. Then off we went for a boat trip on the Sumida River, passing the Rainbow Bridge, Tsukiji market, numerous bridges, the Yomiuri Shimbun (a Japanese newspaper) building and the ever photographable Asahi building near our destination of Asakusa.
|Hama Rikyu Garden|
Senso-ji (aka Asakusa Kannon Temple), the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. In keeping with the Japanese commingling of Buddhism and Shintoism, there is also the Asakusa Shrine nearby. It was already dark at this point so our pictures have an eerie quality to them.
|Hozomon Gate at Senso-ji|
|Main Hall at Senso-ji|
|Bodisattva Avalokiteshvara right and Bodisattva Seshi left.|
|Pagoda at Senso-ji|
|Torii to Asakusa Shrine|
|Hozomon Gate and Pagoda at Senzo-ji|