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Hanayashiki - Asakusa's Beloved Tiny Amusement Park
Seller Rating:. Published by Tuttle Pub New Paperback Quantity Available: 2. Published by Tuttle Pub. Seeing Tokyo from this perspective you can see how incredibly huge the city is. You could easily spend days visiting the sites in this park alone. Besides all these highlights, it is a pleasant place to walk and it attracts tons of locals especially during autumn and in the spring when the cherry blossoms come out. Below: Shinobazu Pond. Home to thousands of migrating birds.
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Below: Bentendo shrine, right in the middle of the pond. Had a great stay here, totally recommend it for anyone visiting the Asakusa area. Aha, OK then. I thought that you shoot them like they are published. Thanks for answer. Actually you do not lose any time if you travel with night bus as we did. You have a full day of sightseeing then catch a bus late on evening and arrive in the next city early in the morning next day.
You do not need two capsules, there is Tokyo Kiba Hotel, they have capsule for couples, we have been there. If I was younger and travelling solo — and watching my money — it sounds like a fantastic idea though. Save on lodging and transportation. Airbnb all over the place now and you can get decent prices. Sorry, the blog is only on Croatian. Yes, we can sleep anywhere. Well sorry, then I assume the night bus is not for you.
If someone is on a fast 10 day or so trip and wants to see as much as possible, why not? But yes, it helps if you can sleep on buses. What kind of camera you use for shooting? On one of images above I can see Nikon around your neck and it looks just like my camera, maybe it is exactly the same.
Hi Gile. I have that Nikon, Lissette has a Cannon Powershot. The Cannon is the better camera but whatever camera you have you need an editing program to bring out the colors. Each photo we post has been edited to bring out the natural color and light that unless you have great lighting conditions gets lost when taking a photo. Great article and beautiful photos, as always! Asakusa is good starting point to exploring Tokyo, we have also start from there. Have you try to sleep in capsule hotel?
We take it for one night, just to try that and it was…hm…interesting. It was very quiet there and very clean. It looks like in army, 10 showers one by the other without anything between them. We have also realize that JR pass is too expensive to us and travel through Japan with bus. Maybe you heard for Willer Bus Pass, it cost Buses are very comfortable, there is lot of space between seats which are reclining so it looks almost like laying in bed, there is even a small cover over the head like umbrella so you have more privacy.
That was even more stand out because we have arrive in Japan from China and after Japan gone back to China. I never heard of the Willer Bus pass. Great recommendation because you are absolutely right about the JR pass being expensive. We did a 6 day trip through Central Honshu and weighed the cost of JR Pass vs just paying tickets as we went — and in the end the cost was basically the same.
Darn expensive. No, have not tried a capsule hotel although I know about them. What we will always remember about Japan are the incredibly helpful and polite people. Thanks Heather! I very much doubt that we will ever be back. Thanks for taking the time to comment! You know, the usual sex sells stuff. Just fat middle aged people with warts on their faces. Why can it never be Cindy Crawford? Reality sucks! I would suggest that it is worth seeing though and if I would recommend anything it would be to just stay a few weeks and integrate yourself in 1 or 2 places as opposed to doing a lot of travelling the cost of train travel high.
Great insight and useful information for visiting Tokyo. A friend had a bad fortune too and tried again but it got even worse so I would stick with what you have got! Great post, will share and Pin for future reference. Thanks Carole.
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Do you actually think it could be worse? I spent 3 nights in Kyoto and 4 in Osaka. Did a side trip to Nara. Just a 4 or 5 day stopover to somewhere else. I find Japanese to be rather inward looking people. They are friendly but tend to stick to Japanese groups. I like the food and beer but it can be found all over the world so I have no great desire to go there unless circumstances fell into place. I like Korean food and beer too but likewise would want a cheap flight to make the effort to go. Never been. Yes, I can see some of that.
Nor China honestly. Looking forward to reading more about your stay! Thanks Lydia. Love that first photo! Too bad about that fortune lol! This was a decade ago. With convenience stores everyone almost every 50m in parts of Osaka you can eat cheap. Small restaurants had cheap chicken curries but beef is very expensive. Tony wrote a similar comment about the friendliness of the people which I responded to in detail.
You might want a look at that. Totally agree with you on the pricing. Super expensive. We stayed 2 weeks and spent ahem.. For breakfast, l had the bread rolls made with milk. Those are fabulous. It would have to be another really cheap ticket to make it possible again l think truthfully. If you want to see how the Japanese let their hair down, go for a late dinner. Men in suits knocking back sake and beer and my goodness.. We saw it often.. Quite the contrast from the nice, quiet, respectable men you see during the day.
They roll out of the restaurants super drunk and light cigarettes as soon as they step out. They need to let off steam, and boy do they ever.. I can only imagine what it must be like in those pachinko parlors Thanks Kemkem. But the thing is — is that how you want to travel? I find portions small for one thing. I did a comparison when we did our 6 day Central Honshu trip. When we travel we like to go out, eat, drink etc…as much as we enjoy Japan we feel like dirty backpackers.
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