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Nakamise-Dori, the market street in Asakasa
After having one of the most amazing experiences on the flight from Helsinki - seeing the Northern Lights - I arrived in Tokyo feeling super tired. I felt so lucky to have seen the Aurora Borealis. I was sitting next to the window, on the correct side of the plane and at the right time, so I was very excited and didn't sleep much. However, once I arrived, I had the whole day ahead of me, so I took the train to Asakasa. I did have a little help along the way - as i was buying my ticket, I must have looked rather confused as a lovely lady offered to help me! Asakasa is a lovely area of Tokyo, with market streets and the Sensoji temple. I thought I would have a nap, but ended up going to Shibuya, an area with lots of lights... typical Tokyo. Had dinner here and returned to the hostel for some well earned rest.
Sensoji temple


The next day i headed to Harajuku, which is a lovely area with a huge park and the Meiji shrine. On my way back to the train, I couldn't resist buying a hot coffee in a can from a vending machine! i next went to Akihabara, where a lot of electronics are sold. After first going the wrong way, I got offered some help from a lovely old man pointing me in the right direction. The people in Tokyo were so helpful and nice! I did a little bit of shopping, then headed back to Asakasa for some yummy sushi lunch. It was then time to head to the airport for my flight home.

After visiting 17 countries in just over 5 months, I had mixed emotions on coming home. It was absolutely the trip of a lifetime, but I was looking forward to being home sweet home!


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Nakamise-Dori, the market street i…
Nakamise-Dori, the market street …
Sensoji temple
Sensoji temple
Transport!
Transport!
An example of the plastic food pla…
An example of the plastic food pl…
Shibuya - an example of all the li…
Shibuya - an example of all the l…
Me being a tourist and Kaminarimon…
Me being a tourist and Kaminarimo…
A temple at night
A temple at night
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