Senso-ji (Asakusa Kannon Temple)
One year ago I was falling in love with Tokyo when tragedy struck Japan. Despite this I have nothing but fond memories of Japan from that trip, but I recognize that much of the country was going through an infinitely more difficult time than I. It's difficult to talk about as its obviously always sensitive to discuss a tragedy, but I still admire Japan for pulling through the way it did. Tokyo was more ancillary to the true devastation, but you could still see the country's heavy heart on each of its people's sleeves. Having gone back to Tokyo since, I think the resiliency of the people (in Tokyo at least) was proven out: they've adapted and bounced back remarkably in less than a year.
I have to once again thank the absolutely fantastic employees of the Studio Ghibli Museum for going above and beyond to make my friends and I feel safe.