Richmond Hotel Narita
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... coin offerings into containers as they made their prayers to the deities inside the temple. Not too different to the purchase and lighting of candles in European churches. This rain seems to be going to fall nonstop right up until I leave next Tuesday. Combine that with temperatures in the mid to high 20s and 95 percent humidity makes it uncomfortable, especially during the night since I don't like using the airconditioning. I think it could be a long and interesting week....
We began the day by visiting the Senso-Ji temple in Asakusa which is where we had walked about on our first afternoon here. We left the hotel at 8:30 and walked out into brilliant sunshine and a bitingly cold wind. Alan our tour leader, was able to provide the answers to the many questions we had following our previous visit. This is a Buddhist temple and various shrines which was founded in the seventh century when two brothers fished a statue ...
... We were all impressed by this service. It was after 6 by the time we had settled in and we wanted to explore the neighbourhood. Just near us is a traditional shopping street called Yanaka Ginza where you can buy treats to eat off street vendors, sit and drink sake and watch the world go by, and check out all of the interesting shops. We did all of this, and we were really getting into the swing of Tokyo. After a while ...
(This entry was written by both of us so it can be confusing at times who it is referring to - sorry)
Well today we headed out to Ueno park. On the train, which are so easy to catch. You follow the signs to park exit to get off the train and we ended up at Ueno Park. It is a huge park with a zoo lakes, homeless people, cafes, attractions of all kinds, shrines and Museums. So we walked around the part of the park for a while seeing shrines ...
... was having Tanabata activities this weekend. There was a parade of traditional Japanese dance scheduled and it was a lot closer anyway, so I didn't see any reason not to go for my Tanabata fix.
I didn't have much information about the festival, but I knew the times and that it was in the area of Kappabashi Dori. That street ran between Ueno and Asakusa stations and was renowned for the large number of restaurant supplies stores lining it. I went to ...