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Tokyo’s Yanaka District

North of Ueno Park, I strolled through the narrow streets of this quiet district having heard it offered a taste of old Tokyo. But the few scattered traditional houses I passed, sadly showed signs of neglect as if they were considered unworthy of repair. Continue reading Tokyo’s Yanaka District

By Higashiyama-ku

I strolled the narrow streets and lanes by Kyoto’s Higashiyama Mountains amongst the crowd, surprised by the number of people, both men and women, in traditional dress. Continue reading By Higashiyama-ku