Asakusa, Sumida and Ueno

Asakusa is a district in Tokyo, which is known for its Buddhist temple Senso-jiwhich hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. Despite this, there are many interesting sights of the beaten track, therefore it makes sense to deviate from the main street. Asakusa is located north-east to the central part of Tokyo and has the largest number of buildings that originate from the period of the fifties and sixties. On the eastern side the district is limited to the the Sumida river, one of the largest in Tokyo. After the river is also named the district Sumidawhich is best known for its tower - Tokyo Sky Treewhich is with 634 meters the tallest building in Japan, the highest tower in the world and the second highest building in the world. In the direct vicinity there is also the main building of Asahi brewery with famous flame on the roof.

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Architecture in Japan is different and interesting. A lot of buildings have tiles for the facade.

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If VietNam is known by many electric pillars with chaotic cables, then Japanese ones are less famous due to their organized cables.

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Sumida River and the view towards Asakusa. It is possible to go on a boat ride.

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Himiko boat designed by the famous creator of anime and manga - Leiji Matsumoto.

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Rescue ring along the river.

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One of the streets.

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Even Japan is not without homeless people. I was surprised by the cleanliness and orderliness of their "homes".

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The bridge and its old structure.

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A homeless enjoys the sun.

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Interesting reflections in the building.

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Cat's eyes and heart can serve as an additional lens for creative photography. :)

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View of Tokyo Sky Tree and the headquarters of Asahi breweries.

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Glass buildings have interesting reflections and colors. A well chosen perspective can produce a perfect composition of textures.

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Reflection of Tokyo Sky Tree tower in the neighbouring building.

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Reflections...

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Policemen are always very organized and friendly.

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One of narrow streets in Asakusa. Somewhere in the middle a view on the Tokyo Sky Tree opens up.

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Family walk on Sunday.

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Couple with style.

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I moved to the neighbouring district of Ueno. Many Japanese have, despite regular usage of the metro problems and prefer to double check the line on a map.

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Mr sunglasses.

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Arrival at Ueno.

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Evening hours...

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In the middle of Ueno district is a large park called Ueno park with many temples and shrines. In the center of the park is a large lake.

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Lake Shinobazu.

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Before the nightfall, I slowly went back to Asakusa, because I wanted to see the illuminated buildings of Asahi breweries and Tokyo Sky Tree.

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Many workers ensure that transportation by underground goes without hassle. I have not seen cleaner and more organised underground anywhere in the world.

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On the subway some were already slightly tipsy. :)

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At the exit of the subway a street musician performed on a guitar-like music instrument called Shamisen .

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And soon a view opens at the illuminated building of Asahi Breweries, designed by the famous designer Philippe Starck. Many residents of Tokyo make fun out of the flame on the roof of the building and refer to it as golden poop :). Slightly to the left stands the mighty Tokyo Sky Tree.

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An interesting scene and light.

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Back to the underground and towards home.