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December’s another name : Tour report of Asakusa and Ueno Park on Dec 10th

December’s another name : Tour report of Asakusa and Ueno Park on Dec 10th

Thank you so much for joining our tours at Asakusa in the morning and Ueno Park in the afternoon on Dec 10th. We welcomed 31 guests from Australia, Singapore, the United States, China, Ireland, Argentina, Chile, Egypt and India. We hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had.

(Asakusa AM Group A-1)

(Asakusa AM Group A-2)

(Asakusa AM Group B)

(Ueno Park Group A)

(Ueno Park Group B)

(Asakusa PM)

In December, the ginkgo tree, Tokyo’s symbol tree, turns beautiful colors.

By the way, did you know that there are different names for the months in Japan? January is “Mutsuki”, February is “Kisaragi”, and May is “Satsuki”. The sisters who appear in the Ghibli animated film “My Neighbor Totoro” are Satsuki and Mei, and it turns out that they were both born in May. 

December is “Shiwasu”. “Shi” means a monk, and “Wasu” means running. It literally means the month when monks are busy. In the past, many families held memorial services in December, which kept the monks busy.

Sensoji Temple seems to be busy all year round, but in December there is a major cleaning event on the 12th and 13th, and the Kannon statue is unveiled on the 13th. We are also planning a tour on December 13th, so please join us and enjoy Sensoji Temple in December.

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For more information about our tour, please visit our web site at https://tfwt.jp/top/asakusa/ , https://tfwt.jp/top/ueno/, https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFWT or Tokyo Free Walking Tour at https://www.tripadvisor.jp/ .
(Posted by Toyo)