Japanese culture is very different from Western culture. It is multifaceted and often highly original, just like the nightlife of Tokyo, where everyone can find something to fit his/her taste - from trendy cafes and restaurants 25 to extravagant strip bars and discos . Tokyo is also internationally famous as a paradise for shoppers . In this metropolis you can buy literally everything, from the latest technological innovations to Japanese souvenirs or fashionable clothes. Tokyo can also be proud of its culinary establishments. It is nearly impossible to find a person who has never heard of the famous sushi or sashimi. However, Japanese cuisine is very diverse, and Tokyo is a great place where you can explore this culinary direction.
Sensoji Temple in the oldest quarter of Tokyo, Asakusa, was built in 628 AD in order to store the gold statue of the bodhisattva goddess Kannon (the Goddess of Mercy). This is one of the most respected Buddhist temples. For centuries it has drawn the attention of numerous pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Numerous believers do not even care that the temple and its five-story pagoda are just concrete copies of the original temple. It is believed that the smoke that rises from large aroma lamps set before the temple has a healing power.