|The Asakusa kaminari mon|
I woke up and took a shower and started making my preparations to get out. Now that I am Couch surfing it is not always easy to just leave since I am currently a bit farther from the immediate center of Tokyo. As you know Tokyo is one of the worlds biggest capitals so you might have an idea of what I'm talking about.
Anyway I took a train from Oobukuro station towards Asakusa. I asked a kind old lady for the right train and she was very kind to give me detailed information.
Asakusa station is pretty small and very near the sightseeing spots so it was super easy to find there, plus i have been before so it goes without saying that it was easy.
The Kaminari-mon, what the first gate towards the asakusa shrine? is called, was surrounded by a lot of people since Asakusa is not only a popular tourist spot for tourists but also for Japanese people.
I strolled around the shopping arcade and bought some sweet bean paste filled pastries ( Manjuu). They were delicious !
The temple is very big and beautiful and has a lot of history built in it so if you ever come to Tokyo, this is a must see, among my top 10 sights in Tokyo !
The weather was pretty hot but it doesn't bother me anymore now that I have been already a week here but of course i have to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.
I ventured on through the vast grounds of Asakusa shrine and had to stop to eat in the middle.
I found a small ramen shop tucked between two bigger shops so that it was almost invisible to by passers, but I noticed it and they even appeared to have a English menu which helps a lot since the orders were made by machines and the ticket given to the shopkeeper.
I just had a regular soy based ramen soup and some roasted pork on top but man oh man was it good, I mean wow. Let's not forget that it was also cheap and filled me up so I was ecstatic. It costed only 500 yen.
I filmed allot and went to different places, small alleys and big buildings etc. just to see the diversity of what we call Akihabara.
As of course expected there were the cute Maid cled girls beckoning bypassers to come to their Maid cafe to be pampered as "Masters".
|Some goods you can find at Akihabara|
Well I didn't go since I have gone before and I got the Idea of what kind of a place the Maid cafes generally are. If you want to know more you can check out my previous blog posts from a year ago.
After doing some shopping in Akihabara I took the train towards Ueno station to go and scan those parts. They have a really beautiful park, zoo and a lot of museums there . I only went to see some temples and shopping districts but not the zoo or the Tokyo metropolitan museum.
Still it was amazing so If you have a chance to go there, Go and take some food or snacks with you and have a little picnic. There are some convenience stores nearby so you could easily find those if you wanted.
We went to the onsen by train and bus but it's still inside Tokyo. The great thing is that it really is a Onsen, so the water is coming from under the ground from a hot spring.
The water is a bit cola colored but still the bath outside was great, and afterwards I went to a salt sauna and regular sauna, and of course I took many baths in the different "pools".
|I had a strawberry milk after the bath|
Tomorrow it's time for more sightseeing !
Thanks for reading!