Day 194

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Day 194… today it’s explore the neighbourhood day (Asakusa). First up, as usual, I go in hunt of the hotel i need to get to to start my trip in 4 days and… as luck would have it… its only a 15 min walk from my Air BnB! Score! After that i spend hours at the famous Asakusa Temple (& not only offer up some prayers, but also some fortune and a calligraphy keepsake that u can get etched in every temple u go to in japan… thats kinda cool!) Afterwards I hit the markets and get a bunch check of souveneirs. .. including a dozen lucky golden poo’s. Yep.. poo. Don’t ask… but it’s popular as all heck here. I also grab a cool rickshaw ride through the streets before wandering about and stumbling upon a cafe with live cats… one with rabbits… and one with owls. Yep… live owls hanging out with you. Ah… Japan. .. you don’t disappoint. Then i find some game arcades and a heap of those coin operated machines that give you little capsules with toys inside. Again, don’t ask but they totally love them here. That and vending machines. Seriously, they are like every 30 meters… usually for drinks but sometimes snacks, cigarettes, perfume and hot meals. Finally its hit the ramen and back to start some very overdue blog updates.

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