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Denise Stephens

Freelance travel writer

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I’m a New Zealand based travel writer with expertise in New Zealand, Japan, solo travel and long-haul air travel.

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Where to find Asakusa's cultural highlights | Tokyo, Japan - travelstoke

Visitors have flocked to Asakusa for centuries to visit Sensoji temple and surrounding attractions. It's one of Tokyo's older, more traditional neighbourhoods and a popular place to stay, with a wide range of accommodation from traditional inns to modern hotels and hostels. Walk around Asakusa and discover temples, shrines, shops, craftspeople and food.

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Where to find Tokyo's prettiest gardens | Tokyo, Japan - travelstoke

Tokyo is famous for its urban landscapes, but its beautiful gardens are an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Japanese gardens are carefully designed to create miniature landscapes which make it easy to forget that you're in a big city.

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