More Tokyo Sights

We have had another wonderful day exploring Tokyo. It was much colder today as the wind is still blowing making it feel very much colder than the 8-9 deg it was.

First stop was Senso-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo, said to have been built in 628.

It is surrounded by halls and pagoda and is a very popular attraction.

Here people can hire traditional Japanese costumes to be seen in. Or perhaps some of the girls own their own costumes.

We noticed the first signs of leaves and blossom on the trees.

Between Kaminarimon Gate and Hozomon Gate, Nakamise Street leads to the temple.

We then visited the nearby Amuze Musuem to see see its Boro Exhibtion. Boro is a particular type of Japanese textile that has been stitched together to mend or add additional layers to old and worn fabrics, particularly clothing and blankets.

At the end of the day we could not help ourselves – we just had to go to the Quilt Festival and have a look from the top of the stands – just to see what awaits us tomorrow. The Tokyo Dome, which is housing the festival, is large enough to hold baseball games undercover. This is what we saw! Really looking foward to getting down there tomorrow to start exploring.

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12 Responses to More Tokyo Sights

  1. olsonfamilytree says:

    Looks like you’ll be in your element down there Kerry. Enjoy. H&T. Xo

  2. Janine says:

    Wow you’ll clock up a few steps tomorrow. Have fun x

  3. Vicky Tutt says:

    Have fun today, don’t spend toooo much 😀

  4. Peter Jackson says:

    Great photos Kerry. Don’t forget a stop at the luggage store before you get to the show. I hear Jim has sanctioned a 100% increase in your spending budget.

  5. Kerry & Jim says:

    Thanks Vic. We will have fun but can’t promise anything on the spending one!

  6. Denise Wilkes says:

    Wow, looks huge, enjoy xx

  7. Vicki says:

    Wow. It makes my baby quilts very insignificant! Enjoy

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