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Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo in Spring

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

If Japan is not on your list of countries to visit, perhaps is time to put it there. I have been transiting at the Narita Airport multiple times over the years on my way to the US and only stepped out of the airport into Tokyo in February 2016. It was my first visit to Tokyo

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Spring in Tokyo – Asakusa, Ueno Park, Ameyoko & Yanaka

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

On our day two at Tokyo, after a cup of coffee at the hotel room, we walked to Ginza Station, five minutes’ walk from the hotel we were staying. We took the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Asakusa (浅草) station. Asakusa is the centre of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where

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