After more than 2 weeks in Fukuoka, we flew to Tokyo to spend a couple of days there before our return flight to Germany. Our hotel was a few minutes’ walk from the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.
The road leading up to the temple was 250m long and packed with stalls selling all kinds of foods and souvenirs.
Before going into the temple, there was water to wash your hands like at the Kushida Jinja Shrine, and there was also a huge bowl in which incense sticks were burning. Visitors to the temple are supposed to waft the smoke from the incense over themselves to cure their ailments.
Previously in the Japan Diary: