Decided to explore the neighbouring area since I have been here in Asakusa for almost a week.
Took a walk to Ueno, and it got me there within half an hour. The sun was out in all its glory and so, you can imagine how much I perspired during the walk.
Went to Ueno Park since I’ve heard great things about it from a colleague.
Lots of activities happening, such as streetbuskings and even a bicycle competition for very young children.
Hopped over to the Tokyo National Museum, on the east side of the park, paid 610¥ for the regular exhibitions and spent closed to 2hours inspecting just 1/3 of the full collection. However, I have at least covered the Japanese collection, and didn’t really have to see the South East Asian collection.
Okay. Less talk, more photos, but do pardon me for my commentaries. 😁
My time spent at the museum. It was so fascinating to see the intricacy on the little ivory carvings, the realistic quality of carved ivory cherries, the poem neatly written on tea cups, or the embroidery work on those clothings. Wow!
Found my way to the Ameyayokocho shopping street. It’s located behind Ueno Station. Lots of items being sold, like a kind of bazaar; clothes, shoes, bags, fresh fruits, dried food stuff, and freshly cooked food. It was so busy and filled with people!