As Sensoji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, it is definitely worth taking a visit to Asakusa to see it with your own eyes. Visitors are first greeted by the huge Kaminarimon gate with the iconic red lantern and its name meaning "Thunder Gate" on it written in black, followed by the oldest shopping street, Nakamise Dori. Here, visitors can try many types of traditional sweets and pick out unique souvenirs at more than 150 stores (however, I would recommend spending money on the sweets rather than the souvenirs as prices are slightly hiked up). In front of Sensoji is a Jokoro (good-luck bringing incense) burner and the smoke is believed to have a healing effect. At the temple itself, visitors can draw a number after shaking a wooden box to receive a fortune, and bad fortunes are tied up and left at the temple whereas good ones can be taken home. Be sure to take a photo of the temple with the pagoda beside it, the red color of both surely to stand out in any picture.