Senso-Ji

This is a major tourist attraction but the origins are very intertwined with the local people.The legend is that in AD628 the goddess of compassion Kannon was fished out of the nearby Sumida-gawa by local fishermen. A golden statue was erected on this site in memory of this and in time the temple was built…

Tokyo Two

An easy and safe city to navigate and I jumped on and off the Metro as well as walking to find my way around. Asking anyone for directions was always a bit tricky as it appeared that most people did not speak English. Most of the road signs are in Japanese and Taxi drivers rely…

Tokyo

When Alasdair announced he had a business trip in Tokyo I was determined to tag along for the ride. Having spent my childhood in this great city I wanted to return and revisit many places which hold really special memories. From the airport we enjoyed a taxi ride through the city where everything is immaculate…