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... went to Sensou-ji Temple. There is a long street full of souvenir shops, which looks fantastic; you could get anything from rice crackers to hello kitty bags. The trees were beginning to change colour due to autumn, there were lanterns lining the streets and the Temple towered over the street, it was just beautiful and made you truly feel you were in Japan – just fantastic.
As we entered the temple we noticed a whole lot of small draws with symbols on them and people ...
... grey like Aberdeen in Scotland, not as pretty but much more impressive. Central Tokyo is sterile and colourless in spite of its many green parks. We found out later that apart from the roads and elevated expressways, there is an extensive system of tunnels below ground that most of the traffic uses and only pops up to the normal roads when they are near their destination. O'daiba, in the south east of the city on Tokyo Bay, is far ...
... a new tire, checked the front tire, repaired the oil
leak and I told him to check the front brake pads, because they might
have been worn. He checked and replaced them...on warranty...hugh?
what? really? like how? brake pads? yes...that's how I reacted. The
answer was..."because of the oil" ...mhm...ok I won't ask
further questions, I don't really need to understand why I get them
for free. The rim and the tire was covered by the guy who screwed up
... streets of restaurants and bars, cheaper than Ginza and quite funky. Definitely not backpacker though! Some unusual things on the menu don here for sure ... rectum!
Different part of the city now - Asakusa - less business round here and more local. After a stroll down the river I visited the Sensoji Teple/Sakusajinja Shrine. Did a random walk and found another huge temple too which I properly went inside and did a prayer ...
... perhaps to gawk at the lady who broke the unbreakable camera) and after much fiddling and option trying the man determined that the camera was broken – tell us something we don’t know – and it would have to be sent off to get fixed. This would all take about four weeks – the camera was stuffed!!!. This was great considering we had only 7 days left – the camera was not getting fixed today. So it was finalised, we had an ...
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Enjoyed our stay in traditional Japanese accommodation. Near a train station but not in the centre of the city. Family really helpful and friendly, a good first impression of what to expect in Japan.
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