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  • Let's see my fortune.

  • What does it mean?

  • Do you think this is good or bad? I don't know.

  • -Fortune? -Fortune, yeah.

  • Or misfortune?

  • [music]

  • Look at this.

  • The Ginza Line goes directly there, Asakusa.

  • PA: The local train bound for Asakusa is arriving

  • [beeps]

  • You get out of the metro and can already see the tower.

  • That's the Tokyo Skytree.

  • This is where you properly start a visit in Asakusa

  • At the Tourist Information Office.

  • Not only because you can get information that will help you plan your day here,

  • but also, you get an amazing view.

  • Look at that, the entire neighborhood.

  • Here is the tower and the temple over there.

  • Coming up here is totally free.

  • How interesting this crossing, huh?

  • Yeah

  • Any idea what we're doing now?

  • -Gordon: Tell me. -We're walking all this

  • all the way to the end.

  • So many landmarks here, only in Asakusa.

  • No way, they have a carnival parade here.

  • Look at this.

  • They even have Capoeira here.

  • I feel like home here now.

  • Asakusa is a great place to see the traditional

  • and historical side of Tokyo.

  • And this is the biggest gateway, Kaminarimon.

  • It's just hard to do a picture by yourself

  • because it is always full.

  • [music]

  • The original gate here was built in the year 942,

  • but it was destroyed several times.

  • This version standing here today is from 1960.

  • And then you have the God of Thunder on the left

  • and the God of Wind on the right.

  • Gordon, this is the God of Thunder.

  • Thunder!

  • [laughs]

  • That was a good one.

  • [music]

  • This street here is called Nakamise-dori.

  • This and Sensō-ji Temple are always busy.

  • It tends to be a little worse in the mornings

  • and also on the weekends.

  • So we chose to come here on a weekday more towards the end of the day,

  • which means we have to rush to go see the temple before it closes,

  • and then we can enjoy all this area.

  • Super full of cicadas here now.

  • [music]

  • We made it.

  • So, here is the Sensō-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo

  • From the year 645.

  • -That's old. -That's old.

  • Very old.

  • [music]

  • Left hand first.

  • Right hand.

  • Wash your mouth.

  • And use the rest of the water to clean this.

  • [claps]

  • [claps]

  • There are two main religions in Japan:

  • Buddhism and Shinto.

  • Both coexist.

  • Buddhists go to Shinto shrines and vice-versa.

  • You've probably seen people clapping, right?

  • That's what you do in Shinto Shrines like here.

  • In Buddhist Temples like the main temple here,

  • you just bow and you pray.

  • [music]

  • Let's go get our fortune.

  • -Fortune? -Fortune, yeah.

  • -Or misfortune? -No!

  • -If you'll have a life of misfortune... -No, come on.

  • -I'll walk away... -No, come on.

  • I don't come back no more

  • You put in ¥100.

  • Okay. Now, I need to find this.

  • "If everything goes quite well up to halfway,

  • there will be no more harm.

  • A bad person may fetch you in the wrong way."

  • Gordon, I hope it's not you.

  • "There's a good and effective medicine in the vase.

  • Even when you get sick, you can get well soon."

  • That's good.

  • "Your request will not be granted at once."

  • I know that.

  • "Be patient and can get well.

  • "The lost article will be found."

  • "The person you wait for will come, but it takes a little time."

  • "Building a new house and remove, both well."

  • "To start a trip is all right."

  • Whoo! That's good.

  • "Marriage and employment, it is fortune will be up to a half."

  • What does it mean, "up to a half"?

  • Do you think this is good or bad? I don't know.

  • So, if you had a bad fortune, you can tie it up there,

  • and, hopefully, it goes away.

  • Mine, it's not amazing, but it's not bad,

  • so I think I'll keep it.

  • It says it's good to start a trip,

  • my request will not be granted at once,

  • but it will be, that I should be patient,

  • so it is alright.

  • [indistinct chattering]

  • It's good for you.

  • Rumor has it that it heals any pain you might be feeling.

  • Not in the moment, but who knows?

  • There's also a pagoda here, but that's always closed.

  • You can't go there.

  • That's actually a burial site.

  • [music]

  • Ha! Samurai Dog.

  • This is so lovely.

  • Green tea ice cream. I'm in paradise.

  • This is green tea with vanilla.

  • Mmm, mmm.

  • It is so good.

  • When you're buying the ice cream,

  • the vendor tells you that you cannot walk around with your ice cream.

  • You got to have the entire ice cream right here.

  • That's why it's so clean. This is Japan.

  • Here you can get a river cruise.

  • Very close to the temple which is right there.

  • But our next destination, the tower.

  • Gordon: Finish that. I need a meal.

  • I need a meal.

  • Renata: Where?

  • -Liver. Large intestine, I'll pass.

  • -Are you sure you don't want to eat intestine?

  • -No, no

  • -I got my own.

  • Tuna.

  • I'm in heaven.

  • It is so good.

  • Look at how they prepare the sardines.

  • -Try it -Yeah, octopus.

  • Uh-hmm. Mmm.

  • We stopped in this little restaurant to eat

  • and it was so amazing.

  • Food was delicious, fantastic,

  • but the atmosphere, amazing! Total, total silence.

  • That's why I didn't even vlog inside. I couldn't say anything.

  • What was your favorite dish?

  • -Oh, the octopus... -The octopus!

  • -...because I still feel it moving in my stomach.

  • Oh, no! [laughs]

  • -Do you feel it in yours? -No.

  • I love the tuna.

  • [music]

  • I just discovered this is actually the tallest tower in the world.

  • Gordon: Fourth floor.

  • [indistinct chattering]

  • We had hopes to see the twilight from up there,

  • but with this line, forget it.

  • You can't buy the ticket directly on their website

  • There are services that sell it, but not for the same day.

  • -Konnichiwa (hello).

  • -Vendor: Do you go to the highest?

  • -Do you have glasses here in front?

  • -Glass, glass.

  • -Glass here? You stay inside? -Yes, yes, you stay inside here.

  • -In both of them, you stay inside then?

  • -Yes. -Oh, okay.

  • Yeah, then the 350 is fine.

  • Arigatou (thank you).

  • Man: Arigatou gozaimasu (thank you very much)

  • This elevator will take you to the Tembo Deck

  • which is located at 350 meters.

  • All the way to the Tembo Deck in about 50 seconds

  • [music]

  • There are two observation levels here:

  • Floor 350 and floor 450, as they call it.

  • 350 meters high and 450 meters high.

  • You can get tickets for both or just for the first one.

  • At this time of the evening,

  • we thought there wouldn't be much of a difference to see from both levels,

  • so we just came to the first level.

  • The difference between the two is 100 meters and about US$10.

  • And if you change your mind, you can still buy tickets up here.

  • So, in the end of the day, it's the same price,

  • whether you buy down there as a combo

  • or if you get a separate ticket up here.

  • [music]

  • Tokyo Tower and there she is.

  • It really zooms in, huh?

  • Asakusa, this is where we were.

  • This is the tallest structure in the entire Japan.

  • There are two floors down. Let's go there.

  • Gordon: Olá, olá! (hello, hello)

  • Glass floor here.

  • If it stands with all these people on top of it,

  • it's gonna hold another one here.

  • [chuckles]

  • If you want to be in the video, you can just say.

  • Do you want to be in the video?

  • Before going back to the hotel,

  • a quick stop to Sensō-ji Temple just to see it again at night.

  • And it is beautiful!

  • [music]

Let's see my fortune.

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TOKYO | Asakusa, Senso-ji temple & Skytree | Japan travel guide (vlog 8)

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    ayami posted on 2019/11/25
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