• Asia,  Daytrip,  Japan

    Japan: A Rainy Morning in Asakusa

    It was raining the day I went to Asakusa, the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi or ‘low city’. But it wasn’t the rain that bothered me (although it was a little difficult to take photos while holding an umbrella). What really bothered me was the biting cold that came with it.  I was so annoyed with myself for coming out unprepared yet again. As you know,  I’m not a big fan of the cold. A wrap-around dress?  In this weather?! I really questioned my intelligence common sense. For centuries, Asakusa was the center of entertainment in Tokyo, especially during the Edo Period. To this day, the district still possesses its old-world…