The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.


Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan

Day & night Tokyo is fantastic.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan come alive at night as does most of this great city. The lights, the restaurants, the bars, there is so much to do and see in Tokyo. Above is a busy arcade at Asakusa.

Early evening & the crowd is building.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan A slow build up however the crowds will come.

A little hole in the wall for dinner.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan A typical small Tokyo restaurant.

Delicious Yakitori

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan My favourite Japanese cuisine, as you probably know by now.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan Asakusa is fabulous at night as is most of Tokyo.

Wet night in Shibuya

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan My last night in Tokyo tomorrow I take the Shinkansen to Sendai.

Shibuya is about 45 minutes from Asakusa

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan A direct ride on the Ginza line.

Time for dinner.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan So many restaurants to choose from, there must be 5,000 restaurants in Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan.

Soup & dumplings.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan Both delicious.

Starbucks in Shibuya overlooks the famous Shibuya scramble.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan Check out THIS LINK for the scramble.

Ping pong club

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan Very different from those in Bangkok. 🙂

Tokyo Sky Tree

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan The view from Asakusa.

Creme cake in Asakusa

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan

You are never too old to enjoy a creme cake, I hope he is hungry. 🙂

Glass skyscraper in Asakusa.

Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan A terrific building in Asakusa. Many thanks for visiting my Asakusa Shibuya Tokyo Japan photo blog. 

Tawaramachi Station

Ancient Buddhist Temple Asakusa Tokyo

I stayed at the Agora Place hotel which was a wonderful location close to 3 metro stations   Tawaramachi, Ueno & Asakusa. You can get an express train direct from Narita & you can catch the Shinkansen from Ueno. Book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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