There is a place where there is no dirt on the streets. It is a place where people are polite and respectful and pay attention to the smallest of details. It is a place with no thugs and where dog poop is not left on the street.
Sometimes I go to Japan.
I live in Sweden. It´s cold and expensive. We are far away from Disneyland.
Japan is magic. I felt the magic as a child when I dreamed of going to that place where everything is different. There is something about it that I really love. I feel at home but still very lost when I am in Tokyo. I have been in Tokyo earlier but also in Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima. There is something that I like about all of those places, but Tokyo is my favorite.
When in Tokyo I always stay in Asakusa. It´s a calm area with alot of cheap places to eat. Transportation to TDR and other parts of Tokyo is never a problem. I always stay at the same Ryokan in Asakusa wich is a type of a Japanese hostel. It makes me really feel that I am in another place than the one I live in.
A market place to buy everything that is traditional and from Japan. It leads up to a temple.
Traditional candy. It´s a strawberry inside a some really sweet sticky slime. It was served cold and was really good.
Asakusa feels very far away from the modern looking streets of Shibuya and Shinjuku in Tokyo.
Japan is a mix of old and new. It is much better themed than any themepark. The best part of it all is that it is real.
This is the way many stores still look in some places in Japan. I want to enter and buy stuff even if I don´t have clue what they sell inside.
All dogs wear a coat, jacket or a shirt if it is a bit windy or cold. this one was feeling a bit traditional.
This time in Japan my main goal with the stay was the cherry blossom bloom.
People gather in hords around the blooming trees. They bring food and alcohol.
While poeple are busy spending time in the shade of the blooming trees my mind is starting to tell me that it is my oppertunity to go to Disneyland.
After having watched about a hundred million flowers for a few days it felt like the time has come to go to Disneyland.