We’re on day 3 of this Kami’s wanderings in Japan. Ahhh! I find myself nostalgic with this trip and want more from it. Ahh! More money is needed but Kami is not a Kami without contingency plans. BWAHAHAHA!
Anyway! Day 3 is the day I move out of Nagoya and off to Tokyo. I have to admit I loved my stay in Nagoya even if it was short and I didn’t go around much. Maybe next time I fly via Nagoya, I’ll check out the other sites I missed and off to that Meiji village… ah, I will have my chance in the future I swear it. Besides, I can do Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto on my next trip… ahhh Kyoto! To think ONE OK ROCK also announced the 2017 Japan Lives… YES! MORE REASONS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY! Though I may end up in another country too at this rate *Sweatdrops*
Here are the photos that will help me guide you on my journey in this third day with some tips along the way. Yeah, I like sharing tips with you guys!
My favorite water brand in Japan. This is actually made by Coca Cola and you can buy it in their vendos for around 150 yen (there’s a smaller version for 120 yen if memory serves me). I also tried out Suntory when I was there but this one is still different.
Me on my way to my hotel. I had to wear my Pitta mask coz when I woke up that morning, my throat is itchy and I had a nasty cold. My sister, whom I spoken to on my way to Tokyo, surmised it must have been because I wasn’t able to dry up properly while shouting my heart out for ONE OK ROCK. The wind in Nagisaen was pretty darn cold so yep, preventing further worsening with mask. Allergies can also be bad too
To get to Asakusa via Tokyo Station, take the Ginza Line. Mei’s tip for you guys is to get a PASMO card preloaded just like the Manaca card (or use your IC card which works in every station, do check before you try it coz not all IC cards work everywhere in Japan) or the tourist tickets. I didn’t get one coz I was in a rush to get to my hotel as i was pretty darn hungry.
You also won’t get lost with the Ginza Line coz as you see in this photo, they will show you where you are, which door to exit and it translates to English.
Door to my hotel room in Hotel Shirobara Inn Asakusa. I have to admit this one is quite a steal in Agoda. Almost missed my chance to stay in this hotel coz my debit card wasn’t accepted in Agoda. Luckily, I asked my mum to lend me her card.
Mei’s tip, do not use Unionbank EON card to purchase in Agoda. It failed in my end. Trust me
Not seen here is the mini shower area. Basically, you get a chance to use a typical Japanese bathroom. You shower first, then bathtub.
The aircon was quite cold though so I had to tone it down when I arrived. This room also comes with Bose speakers though I never found the socket in which I can place my phone to play my tunes… hmph
Once you enter Kaminarimon Gate, welcome to the long stretch of Nakamise Shopping Center! You get Japanese souvenirs of all varieties, sweets, goods and whatever! In the end of it, entrance to Senso-ji Temple!
A small tidbit in this place, a couple approached me and asked me shyly to take their photograph. I knew they thought I was a local coz their question was slightly hesitant coz they didn’t know if I could speak English and I was also wearing my cool mask. XD Livin like a local!!!
Incense. You can buy one for 150 yen if i recall right. The students who went there (Senso-ji is well known to be the shrine you should go to if you are a student after Yushimatenmangu) took in the smoke and rubbed it in their body.
Before you go to the main shrine, you need to clean yourself. In this place, you clean up your hands and your mouth. Take a laddle with your left hand and clean your right hand, then do the opposite, then use the laddle and put water in your right hand and clean your mouth. Clean your right hand again with the laddle and return it to its place.
When you pray in the shrine, throw a coin on the offerings box, bow deeply two times, clap two times and bow deeply once before you pray. You can also ring the gong if there’s one in the temple so you can call the Kamis
Day 4 will be another long one. Gotta love Mei-ed in Nippon XD If you want to know more about these stuff, just drop a line below!