A Brief Walk in Asakusa
Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Asakusa is one of the most famous and most visited places in Tokyo, and it has always been crowded with locals and tourists before the Covid-19 pandemic. You may have seen one of those images or videos where during the country lockdown, the area was deserted with all shops being closed and almost nobody around. Well, that has since changed after the lockdown was lifted and people started to venture out of their homes. So on the second week of September, I decided to check out Asakusa over the weekend. Check out the video below!
The crowd is nothing compared to before the pandemic; however, it is still pretty crowded with local Japanese as well as foreign citizens living in Japan. All the shops are open as usual, and you can see people dressed up in rental yukata, as well as some people offering their prayers at the Sensoji Temple. Even the muscular rickshaw pullers are on business as usual. The hustle and bustle of Asakusa is slowly returning in this new normal world.
Other touristic areas in Tokyo are also gradually receiving more visitors recently despite the ongoing pandemic. For your information, you could find alcohol disinfectants placed at the entrance at every shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions etc., and your temperature will be checked upon entry too; so everyone is taking the Covid-19 prevention measures very seriously here in Japan. It is assuring and very important not to cause unnecessary panic among the people. We hope Japan's border will open soon and foreign travelers could come to explore this beautiful country again.