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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tokyo Skytree – Tokyo’s Tallest Tower

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The newest addition to the Tokyo cityscape is Tokyo Skytree, completed in February 2012. It towers above all other buildings that surround it, it claims the crown for both Tokyo and Japan's tallest structure...

9/22 Aussies In Asakusa present: Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls Extravaganza

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On Saturday 22nd September 2018, and just for ¥3500 you can enjoy all you can drink, including beer from a select menu plus Aussie home-made meat pies and sausage rolls. Join our international community at...

9/21 Asakusa Pub Crawl – Enjoy Drinking with Friends

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Asakusa Pub Crawl Details Friday 21st September 2018 Door open 8:30pm Start 9:00pm Meeting Place:Asakusa smile bar 8 minutes from Asakusa Station Address: 2-20-10 Higashi-Komagata, Sumida-Ku, Tokyo You can find full details of the Facebook event here. Why not enjoy visiting local...

Bar Tokyo Brain – Asakusa, Tokyo

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The Bar Tokyo Brain is best described as an international bar of sorts. It's basic premise is to encourage interaction and communication between Japanese and foreigners in a comfortable and stylish environment. To promote...

Denpoin Garden – The Secret Gardens of Asakusa

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Denpoin Garden is the stranger hidden inside Asakusa's well-known Tokyo downtown district full of tradition, culture and history. Whether it be via the infamous Sensou-ji (浅草寺) Temple, 5 Storey Pagoda, Kaminarimon gate (雷門 -...

Journey in Japan Part 61: Ticket to (almost) Ride

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Today is Christmas Day. I wake up at 4 am with a Christmas party hangover. It is too early to think, but I have things to do. Today my friend is arriving in Japan...

Journey in Japan Part 53: In the Land of Spuds and Money

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Today I overslept. It is 4 pm when I finally crawl from my bed. Having missed most of the day, and without a plan, I decide to head to Asakusa to find something to do. When...

Journey in Japan Part 50: Necks, Lights, and Video Ape

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Culture Day is held on the 3rd of November every year. An event to promote the arts, and Japanese Culture. Introduced in 1948, Culture Day is a public holiday. The people of Japan are...

Journey in Japan Part 47: Round, round, get around, I get around

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This weekend a local event is taking place known as ‘A-Round’, short for, Asakusa Around. Sixty-nine different stalls, cafés and galleries have signed up for the event. I am fortunate enough to have been invited along...

Journey in Japan Part 46: Bridges and Balloons

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Today I rent a bright red bicycle, and cycle over the Sumida River, toward Ryogoku. There is a row of parked bicycles, each with a bright purple sticker featuring today’s date. I want to park...