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It was another cool, misty morning and time to venture into the busier part of town. I made my way to a "Family Mart" convenience store to print out my ticket for the Willer Express night bus from Tokyo to Kyoto. I nervously pushed as many little buttons as I could on the screen of a little machine, but no ticket appeared. A young Japanese employee …
This was my first full day to explore. I decided to stay close to home and walk around the historic Asakusa (pronounced "Asaksa") district, which is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi, or "low city". Sensoji, an enormous Buddhist Temple built in the 7th century, is Asakusa's main jewel. This was all had really looked for. I avoided planning every …
I woke up feeling strangely calm and excited to fly to Japan, but sad to leave L.A. In the past, before any major life event or trip, I would feel my heart pounding in my chest and worrying so much. On this day however, it felt as if flying across the Pacific Ocean by myself to a foreign country was just something I needed to do. Just six months …
27 January 2013 – Day 37
We said our goodbyes to Dave and Jaci
and hopped on the first bus to Nagano. From there we caught the
Shinkansen to Ueno, Tokyo, and then by subway to Asakusa. Our room
wasn't ready when we arrived, so we ventured back into Asakusa to
check out the awesome markets …
Eoin and I were extremely excited to be getting on our flight from LAX to Tokyo as our beliefs were that Japan would be the best part of the trip. Our flight was with Malaysia airlines and took 11 and a half hours. Of course, delays on top of it for close to 2 hours meant that we were late taking off. The airline was fantastic though. Great food …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAsakusa Smile Sumida
This place is standard on almost all accounts but stands out positivly in a number of ways. The staff is extremly helpful and good company, the price is reasonable for the dorms + You get a free drink when you check in! A good kitchen and a roomy bar altso makes it a satisfactory stay. Not much more to say really, you get what you pay for and you might even get a smile out of it! =)
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