Good for what ails you.
Trip Start Jan 03, 1976
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Asakusa is crowded, everyone comes to see Sensoji temple. We walked down through some markets, which have big signs warning you of pickpockets. The markets lead to the temple, there are a few food vendors about so the smell of the food competes with the smell of incense from the temple.
The first time I came here we were lucky enough to be shown around the temple ground by a volunteer English speaking guide. He told us as you enter the temple to wave the incense over your body, it is believed this will cure what ails you, if you aim it at the particular spot that has a problem.
Most of the temple was destroyed in World War two bombings, though one of the entrances at the side survived and is quite old.
Asakusa is a seemingly more traditional area of Tokyo, though there are lots of those life size cut-outs of people with their faces cut out for you to pose with so we did, it cant be helped.