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Asakusa, Japan

Asakusa is a district in Tokyo, most famously known for being home to the Sensoji Temple. Sensoji is a Buddhist temple that was built in the 7th century (645 AD to be exact), making it Japan’s oldest temple. 229 more words


A taste of Tokyo

We only had three days in Tokyo so wanted to see as much as possible of this vast metropolis (with a population of around 14 million). 371 more words


Tokyo / 2004.

Been thinking of going back to Japan –  I found some pics of pics from an old photo album .. Tokyo in 2004. We stayed in Yanaka which is a beautiful, quirky area – still a lot of old Tokyo left standing – untouched by bombs or earthquakes … I loved wandering around Yanaka.


Ueno park

Asakusa After Dark

I love those moments just before dark, when the sky turns into a greyish blue canvas and the air seems to still itself just slightly. This is one of those moments. 171 more words



Nakamise Shopping Street:

Nakamise Shopping Street is usually really crowded during the festive season but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting this place since the shops offer local specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs.

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Yanaka and Asakusa

Too curious flower
watching us pass,
met death . . .
Our hungry donkey

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) 28 more words