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Asakusa:
       
 
During the Edo period, the area was at the northern edge of the city and was well-known for its Yoshiwara pleasure quarter where prostitutes and yakusas abounded. Perhaps for this reason, it's in Asakusa that the first western-style entertainment appeared in Tokyo (i.e., amusement park, western cinema, striptease clubs, music hall, operas, etc). Today, the area is mostly touristic/residential. As other parts of Tokyo, Asakusa sustained heavy bombing damage near the end of World War II which, amongst other things, levelled off the Sendo-ji temple. The temple and its beautiful gardens were rebuilt in the 1950s. The pictures shown below were taken in the Asakusa area within one kilometer north of the Asakusa station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line [station G19]. The area can also be reached with the Toei Asakusa line [station A18].
 
Asakusa.   
 
Street 1.    Despite appearances, the yellow ''sculpture'' is intended to represent a flame. Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 2.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 3.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 4.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 5.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 6.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 7.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 8.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 9.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 10.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 11.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 12.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 13.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 14.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 15.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 16.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 17.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 18.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 19.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 20.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 21.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 22.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 23.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Street 24.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Asakusa Park 1.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Amusement Park 1.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
River 1.    Taken by POS on 7 Oct 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Temple 1.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Temple 2.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
Temple 3.    Taken by POS on 21 Dec 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 cityglance.org.
 
 
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