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On divinity

Walking through Asakusa Temple yesterday evening I happened upon an area cut off by shrubbery. A monk was earnestly talking to two drunkards about overindulgence within earshot. 73 more words


Asakusa, temples, tradition and tacky souvenirs

In Edo Tokyo Asakusa was known as Tokyo’s leading entertainment district. With lots of kabuki and rakugo theaters alongside modern western theaters and a large red light district. 232 more words


How I survived Tokyo with PHP25K in my pocket

(Long post — so please bear with me)

“So, your dream is to visit Japan — you do know that it’s one of the most expensive countries in the world, right?” … 1,845 more words


Tokyo (Day 2)

I started Day 2 in Tokyo at the flea market in Chofu with Chizuru and Kasumi. Flea markets in Japan are quite different from the European flea markets or even those in Singapore. 846 more words