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Walking in Asakusa

Posted in Places by tokyobling on March 29, 2014

As often as I can I like to just go out and walk around Tokyo. No matter how many times I visit my favorite places I never get tired and there is always something to see. I took these on a day like today, just about a year ago. I walked from Asakusabashi to Asakusa along Sumida River, then up to the Sensoji temple and beyond. On the way you’ll get plenty of views of the magnificent Tokyo Sky Tree tower, and I also passed by as a street crew were working on repairing one of the many electric cable poles the line most streets of Tokyo. The second picture, close up, is actually the same photo but I cut it heavily to get the chiseled features of the man in the crane!

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  1. William said, on March 29, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I hiked what seemed like forever along the Sumida River a few years ago. At the time Sky Tree was up but not completed. Passed so many bridges…

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  2. Junko said, on March 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    How nice you can just stroll around in Tokyo like that!

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  3. Cathryn said, on March 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Fab photos…we loved the Skytree despite the wait to go up 🙂

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    • tokyobling said, on March 31, 2014 at 12:45 am

      Thanks! I still haven’t been up… it’s good to have a few things saved for special occasions! (^-^)

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      • C said, on April 1, 2014 at 3:59 am

        I went on a gorgeous day just before sunset with fewer crowds aaaand…was underwhelmed, to be honest. It was pretty much the same views as the Metropolitan tower (or it felt like it) and cost a ton of yen…

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        • tokyobling said, on April 1, 2014 at 7:01 am

          Yes, a little bit taller. But you do not go just for the view though! The experience! (^-^)

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          • C said, on April 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

            OK, OK the experience! I have to think: It was cool watching flights take off from Haneda and getting oohs and ahhs from Instagram followers. And being able to stand over the crowds to look out 🙂 But it was kinda underwhelming after being at the other towers. Hard to describe.

            I’ll still treasure the furoshiki bought at the Metropolitan Tower a decade ago over the 4000 yen fee too 😉 (How many gift furoshiki could I have bought for 4000? Yikes)

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