This is our last school trip, as we set foot on the tourist hotspot in Tokyo on Monday morning.
But before that, gonna hunch up hearty breakfast to boost energy!
My favourite breakfast menu at Doutor, hot Mocha L size, mille crepe, Milano sandwich.
Any tourist coming to Tokyo will probably be brought here. Kaminari-mon, Sensoji, Asakusa (浅草浅草寺雷門).
Our mission of the day is actually look for the puzzles and quiz's answers given by teacher a week earlier. But as I'm curious as usual, a few minutes search on Google answered most of the questions lol.
Our terriotory, Nakamise Doori (仲見世通り).
It's actually the row of shoplets connecting the Kaminari-mon and the Sensoji Temple in the middle.
After doing a little research I only realised that it's one of the oldest shoplot streets (商店街) in Japan, dated back in the Tokugawa Ieyasu's Edo period!
100 yen for this warm sweet wine (甘酒).
Well this is what you would expect from a tourist landmark, lots of souvenirs!
Mainly are rice crackers (せんべい、雷おこし) or humanoid-shaped cookies (人形焼).
Being a traditional shoplet streets, it's not surprising to see traditional structures as well.
Most wanted, Edo period style.
Ordinary brushes designed into a piglet and turtle form!
Old folks lining up in front of Asakusa Theathre Hall (浅草演芸ホール).
Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum.
Huge decoration with lots of fine details.
Tribute to the people who've been working hard to pass the traditional skills to the next generations.
A little off topic, but a nun with katana?!?! Movie title: The Second Is A Christian (二代目はクリスチャン).
Golden poo of Asahi, boohoo!
Panoramic Sumida river.
Me with the Kaminari-mon.
After the classmates gathered together and final brief ups by the teacher, I've decided to walk along the streets again, this time by myself.
Cute cat-themed souvenirs.
Walking towards the other side, another grande gate.
2 panaromic shots.
The covered up structure is actually the main temple, Sensoji. It's been covered up since last year and I think restoration and reinforcement works are being carried out.
Last view of Nakamise Doori, before I walk to Ueno.
Tokyo Marathon 2010 this Sunday!
On the way there, I stumbled upon a Book Off store (sells 2nd hand goods) and went in. Turns out to be a fruitful finding as I've managed to get albums which I've been looking for awhile!
The Sound of Music.
Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) Original Soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi.
Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version by Nobuo Uematsu.
And lastly, a pig....