A little bit of Asakusa

Going to Asakusa few minutes before dusk turned out to be a great idea. There was almost no crowd (at least for Sensō-ji), people were walking and admiring their surroundings instead of running around, and almost everyone looked genuinely happy.

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Like this bike lady 🙂

Of course I had to take some pictures around the temple itself 😉

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After the sunset I went on stroll along the alleys full of the traditional arts and crafts shops. Again: no crowds 🙂 Photos may not look so good (I don’t have a fancy camera, sorry) but everything felt more real.

Loved the atmosphere!

What’s more, I managed to buy a gift for my mom – and she’s not easy to shop for. I remembered her saying a while back that she would love to have wind chimes so when I saw a pottery shop I just had to buy a small bell! I would love to show it to you but my mom sometimes visits this place to see the photos (she doesn’t know English), so I don’t want to spoil the surprise 😉

Subwaying

Oh how I missed traveling on the subway. I spent last few days exploring my neighborhood on foot and now I’m on the subway to Asakusa (going to Sensō-ji) and I love it (because I love people-watching). I wish I could take pictures of people around me but I guess they wouldn’t like that 😉