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Shop Till You Drop!

One of the fascinating places we visited with Haruko on our walk through Jiyugaoka was this department store.

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Unlike our department stores where the whole shop is owned by one company and there are many sections, in this building each little shop was independently owned.

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Four floors of shops, from haberdasheries to groceries, bakeries to dress shops, tempted us┬átime and again. The glamour of the ballroom dancing shop was enticing…

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…but the bakery wasn’t so appealing, mainly because we weren’t sure what they were selling!

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We resisted temptation for ourselves, but did find some lovely gifts for our friends and family – unique pieces from a special place far removed from the souvenir shops of Asakusa.

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