The Tokyo Reporter

Asakusa at New Year’s

At the Sensoji Temple
TOKYO (TR) – Massive crowds of worshippers on Friday gathered in the Asakusa district of Taito Ward to wish for good fortune in the New Year.

From the front of the Senso-ji Temple, lines of visitors extended through the Nakamise shopping arcade and back to the Kaminari-mon Gate.

In the surrounding areas, vendors sold grilled meat and souvenirs from street stalls. Revelers also jammed bars and restaurants around the Rokku district, which includes the Hanayashiki amusement park.

The gallery below includes photographs showing the festivities.

Vendor selling grilled beef and pork

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, January 2, 2015)

The Nakamise shopping arcade

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, January 2, 2015)

In front of the Hanayashiki amusement park

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, January 2, 2015)

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