Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Morwenna's friends, Anna and Kev, were staying with us for the weekend after an amazing whirlwind tour of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Tokyo was their last stop before they headed home. It was sad to have them here for only two days, but we fitted a lot in and the next few posts illustrate a few of the things we got up to.

Our first port of call, after a slap up curry lunch at a local restaurant, was a cultural one at Asakusa. This is where Sensoji temple is - probably one of the most famous in Tokyo. There was a rake festival going on - random but true. Rakes are supposedly good luck. You could buy miniature rakes festooned with trinkets, but we refrained. and just soaked up the great atmosphere. There is a lot to see and do from food and drink stalls (we tried some dodgy sweet sake and ogled the blue bananas), to the swishing of the incense smoke (wafted over the head for good luck), and then the random things like wig shops and manga masks.

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