Monday, March 29, 2010

Second weekend of Tina's visit. We strolled around the streets of Yanaka and did some shopping and ate some street food. This area is a historic temple district from the Edo era. It has retained a lot of the old time character with many traditional wooden houses and lots of temples and cemeteries.

I like the old fashioned shops selling senbei (below), which is a tasty rice cracker.
And at the end of our walk we caught our first glimpse of cherry blossoms in Yanaka cemetery. This one below is just starting, but by next weekend all the Sakura trees in Tokyo will be in full bloom.
And then we headed to the Tokyo dome area, did some more shopping, watched the water show (below) and relaxed in the LaQua day spa - just heavenly!

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