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Our second trip to Asakusa was less busy than when we went on New Year’s Day. I don’t think it could get busier than it was on New Year’s! This past weekend was still super crowded, but I gave myself a realistic photography brief: the temple and people watching. I think I may have snapped away for not longer than 30 minutes; due to the bitter, albeit sunny, cold, and an impatient toddler who wanted to get out of the stroller and run anywhere and everywhere.

I think this area of Tokyo is one of my favorites so far. The busyness is enjoyable if you can meander through the crowds at a leisurely pace; people watching and window shopping. I’m glad my husband held on to the yen this trip, as I was sorely tempted to make so many souvenir purchases.