Suggested Photography Spot in Tokyo: Asakusa


Home to the the famous Senso-ji temple, Asakusa is the renowned spot for tourists seeking traditional atmosphere of Tokyo and probably needs no introduction. As a photo shoot location, though, I have a mixed feeling about it given the size of the crowd preventing nice, clean shoot. It is definitely to be avoided during year end/ new year due to the crowd size, when Many Japanese people come to pray at Sensoji. The best time to do photo shoot in Asakusa is in the very early morning, when there is very few crowd, and the shutters of the traditional shops are down, revealing beautiful Japanese style paintings on them.

This is how it looks during busy period and after 9AM on weekend