Asakusa is definitely on the top 3 most visited attractions in Tokyo by tourists.
The big red lantern was shrunk up during our visit on the Sanja Matsuri to make way for the tall Mikoshi floats to pass through the low ceiling under the gate. Lanterns are one of the memorable items at Asakusa Shrine.
Red is definitely the dominant colour in Japanese shrines.
Where else could be a better place to see so many Japanese in their traditional costume than at Sanja Masturi (given that we have limited time on a short visit to Tokyo)?
We were lucky to see many beautiful hakama and kimono costumes in Asakusa.
The two geisha passed by me before I have a chance to take a better snapshot.
The highlight of Asakusa Sanja Matsuri festival is the procession of over 100 portable shrines (float, known as Mikoshi).
The team rocked the float from side to side, with the crowd cheering on them.
The heavy lifting is not exclusive for men during Sanja Masturi festival at Asakusa, Tokyo.
Ladies and children joined the adult men to take on the very heavy mikoshi (portable shrine).
The first day festival started with the procession known as Daigyorestu.
The procession consists of priests, musicians, geisha, and performers.
Sanja Masturi, one of the 3 largest festivals in Tokyo, Japan.
Today is the last day of the 3 days celebration at Asakusa Shrine.