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A to Wa of Japan: Week 15

A to Wa of Japan: Week 15

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with す (su) and we looked at Sushi (寿司). This week we are looking at things beginning with せ (se). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Senso-ji (浅草寺 / a temple in Tokyo), sento (銭湯 / bath house), and … Continue reading

Approaching Asakusa from a different angle…

Senso-ji in Asakusa is probably Tokyo’s most famous temple, and I have visited there a number of times. However, this time (on 15th April) I approached it from a whole different angle and saw things in a new way. I usually approach the bold red temple gate from the “main entrance”, by which I mean … Continue reading

Not everyone’s kappa tea…

Wandering around the streets of Tokyo looking at kitchenware may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I discovered it was mine two weeks ago. I had never visited Kappabashi-dori before, as I really couldn’t see the attraction of shop upon shop full of kitchen goods and restaurant supplies. However, once you get there it’s clear that … Continue reading