Back in the capital from Kyoto, the continuing holiday presented an opportunity for a stroll from Sendagi to Ueno, inspired by the splendid book Little Adventures in Tokyo by Rick Kennedy.
The wandering began here:
The route took in quite a few shrines:
As well as shrines, the neighbourhood was full of beautiful houses and gardens:
The last house has hung koinobori, the koi carp banners, for Children’s Day which is celebrated on 5 May (the day of the walk). There were lots of banners around, most dwarfed by these huge ones hanging outside the International Library of Children’s Literature in Ueno:
And having reached Ueno, the stroll ended – as all good wanderings should – with tea and cake before catching the train home.