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Tokyo Now #20: One day in early spring “Asakusa”

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Quite recently the state of emergency has been extended for two weeks till late March in the greater Tokyo area. Late March… it will be almost the beginning of the season “Somei Yoshino Sakura”, the most popular cherry blossom in Japan. We will introduce you the beauty of Sakura in Japan through Tokyo Now in April.

This issue is focused on “one day in early spring at Asakusa” when I enjoyed a stroll from Kuramae to Asakusa in Tokyo.

Asakusa is still far less crowded. For example, the observatory deck of Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center was empty when I drop in at. I felt I charted there exclusively for me.

By the way, do you happen to know “DORAYAKI of Kameju – the famous confectionery in Asakusa. Many people used to line up long for “Dorayaki”. It was really short on the day thus for the first time I could buy and enjoyed one. Pancake of the Dorayaki is soft & fluffy. Anko (sweet azuki beans paste) is not too sweet.

Dorayaki of Kameju is just one of many famous & popular confectioneries in Asakusa. I also bought “Ningyo-yaki (doll shaped baked cake)”. It is a soft sweet cake with anko (sweet azuki beans) inside. Ningyo-yaki usually come in the shape of items relevant to Asakusa.

Written by TFWT PA&C