Strolling Around Asakusa

Tokyo, to me, is one of those semi-home cities. I'm here at least twice a year, but somehow I still feel like there's so much unmapped territories to explore.

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This is the first post I got for you from Tokyo- a few shots from my stroll around Asakusa, in which is surprisingly...a lot. I thought I will be extremely tired, since I basically had no idea which time zone I’m in during most of the trip (You see, I only gave myself two days to cure that London jet lag, before I hop on the plane again). But despite my exhausting body, my mind is sooo excited during those five days. To be honest, I kinda miss the Asian vibe some how, or is it just my Japanese food taste buds talking?

I'm a strong believer that when it comes to cities, exploring a city you've been to is just equally important as visiting new ones. Asakusa, I’ve been here countless times, but this place never gets old. 

這是來自東京的第一篇文章,來稍微分享一下在淺草散步時拍攝的照片。這趟旅行的照片拍得比想像中多,本來以為自己會因為還沒調過倫敦時差的關係身心俱疲,沒想到整個人精神還算不錯,而且心情一直處於很興奮的狀態(笑)還是說,純粹是因為可以好好吃日本料理的關係,所以再疲憊都無所謂?

我一直覺得到熟悉的地方旅遊就和走訪新的城市一樣重要。以淺草來說,雖然我已經來過好幾次,但每次來還是會發現新的事物,有著不一樣的感受。

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Most people love to see Asakusa as the unmissable travel destination of Tokyo, but for me, the charm of this place far passes these touristy moments (where you have to  squeeze yourself through the crowd towards temple). Blue skies and red buildings, the beauty of contrasting colours is always something that catches my eyes whenever I'm here. It doesn't matter how crowded this place gets, my heart still gets steal away to the rich Japanese culture every single time. Clean streets, friendly and polite people, and not to mention the delicious traditional rice cake dessert. Well, well, all good memories. 

Anyways, I’m off for now, of course, I will be working on a few longer posts, introducing my favourite spots of this city. Stay tuned. :) 

基本上,淺草幾乎是所有到東京的旅客都不會錯過的,每次來這裡都會有種全日本的觀光客都到這裡來了的感覺。不過我喜歡這裡並不單純是因為寺廟本身,而是天氣好的時候,湛藍的天空配上淺草寺以及仲見世通的紅色建築,這樣對比的色彩總是讓我的目光不自覺的被吸住。在淺草,即便是總是有著大批的人潮,他們的街道還是維持的很乾淨,店裏的服務人員都還是很友善也很有耐心,另外,還可以吃到美味的菠蘿麵包和日式白玉甜點也是一大享受哪。

東京旅遊系列就先暫時到這裡,接下來會準備更多的資訊給大家,當然還會有我個人的美食推薦,敬請期待!

-Tiffany