Known for its large hanging lanterns, the Senso-Ji Temple is often crowded with visitors looking for a respite and spiritual connection. A large cauldron is a common stopping point to make an offering by placing burning incense into the bowl, and then wafting and waving the smoke towards yourself as a form of spiritual purification and blessing.
The Nakamise-dori is the walkway from the street leading in towards the temple and is lined with stalls and small shops offering everything from traditional snacks, to souvenirs, to traditional incense, swords and keepsakes.
Another famous area to see a varying degree of Japanese is in the ultra fashionable district called Ginza. It is the equivalent of New York's 5th Avenue, boasting designer boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Guicci, Hermes, and their flagship Mikimoto Store. Here it's common to see the chic and fashionable walking the streets boasting a European flair to their personal style and wardrobe.
Another particular and unique area of Zojoji is the Garden of the Unborn Child. There, hundreds of small statues are placed in honor of a child lost due to miscarriage or being still born. When a parent loses their child, they can choose a statue in the garden and decorate it with small clothing and toys. There is a belief that the garden is protected by Jizobosatusu, who guards the souls of stillborn children. He protects the souls and brings them, hidden from demons, to the afterlife because they have not had the chance to do good deeds necessary to make it to the afterlife.