February 16, 2014

Cherry Blossom Episode 5: Check-in Tokyo Day 1 (Sensoji Temple 浅草寺)

The next morning we relaxed ourselves and got ready to check out after breakfast. Informed hostel staff to drop us off at Kawaguchiko Station, a friendly staff helped us to book bus ticket to Tokyo too.

We departed Kawaguchiko Station at 10:10am and arrived Tokyo Shinjuku around 12pm.

With the luggage in hand, I didn't take any picture at Shinjuku. It took me sometime to find the subway station. The first thing to do is locate our hotel at Asakusa area. Took subway Ginza Line to Tawaramachi Station. Just a few walk we successfully found our hotel, Agora Place Hotel. Registered and paid our hotel fee 31,500 yen for 4 nights. We booked small double room.

Picture derived from Agora Place Hotel website

As the check-in time is 3pm, we left our luggage with them (free of charge). Decided to take a walk to Asakusa.

My bento, bought at 7-11, 398 yen.

Sensoji Temple is within walking distance from our hotel. Just a few minutes walk, we arrived at Kaminarimon Gate (雷門, "Thunder Gate").

There are handsome guys selling their rickshaw tour in front of Kaminarimon Gate.

The street view

Vendors along the way to Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

We saw many pets in Sensoji Temple compound. The white dog looks huge.  

This dog got all our attention. Super kawaii right?

Big round eyes

The owner with his dog

This cat also gained a lot of attention too. The lady behind is the owner.

Beautiful purple flower

Lingered for a while, we headed back to our hotel. Decided to take a short rest and have our meal.

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