Date: 28th Jan 2009
Continuing from Part 1, I headed straight to Ueno Park by taking the JR train from Minami Senju to Ueno. I followed one of Frommers’ Walking Tour but I got lost trying to find the first “milestone” in the route – Statue of Takamori Saigo!
^ The area opposite the South exit of Ueno Station.
^ Museum opposite the station. I didnt go in.
^ Other museum’s event. There were lots of museums in Ueno.
^ I like this walk way. Since it’s winter, the trees were dead though.
^ a small area that I discovered while searching for that statue. Cute hor?
^ Smoking area. You can’t smoke in Tokyo streets except designated area or you will be fined.
YAHOO! I found the Statue of Takamori Saigo! After walking round and round the same place 😛
^Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple. Japan has lots of temples and shrines, which I like – something about them that’s serene when I walked on those grounds. Anyway, this temple has the goddess (? is that the right word) of child-raising and child-bearing. Tokyo has shrines and temples dedicated to a certain aspect of life – so you need to know which temple/shrine to go to if you want to pray for a specific purpose. Oh yes, noticed those trees – those are sakura trees. Look at the picture below…
^ this view will be very scenic during spring – imagine those trees with spring flowers… I think those are sakura trees? no?
^ I believed this is a restaurant, not a shrine but not sure because I snapped this when I was passing by – to Toshogu Shrine…