Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Japan Trip - Day 8 - Tokyo

We started our last full day in Tokyo (and in Japan) with breakfast at the hotel, before heading out on the subway.

We went to Tsukiji Fish Market, first, to see the early-morning sales. The market is huge, and filled with fish, squid, octopus, and other sea creatures.

From the fish market, we walked to Ginza, an up-scale shopping neighborhood. We passed by the Kabuki theater along the way.

Once in Ginza, we made a stop at Matsuya department store. They had an umbrella section, where my mom found two really unique umbrellas to bring home as souveniers.

Our next stop was at the Sony building, where there are four floors showing Sony's most recent technology releases - and some things that aren't out yet. One of the funniest things was "Rolly" a sphereical object that rolls and spins while playing your mp3's. Its dancing even kind of goes with the music - it might sound silly, but it's pretty funny to watch.

Next, we headed to the Imperial Palace Gardens. A large area with big trees, you can almost forget you're in the middle of Tokyo.

We went to Asuka next, where we did a little shopping and then saw the Senso-ji temple. Actually, the temple was being renovated, but we saw the gate, pagoda, and area around it.

Though it was only afternoon, the day was hot, and we'd already done a lot of walking, so we decided to take a break at the hotel.

In the evening, my mom and I headed back to Shibuya for a relaxed evening of sipping Starbucks and watching one of the most famous intersections in the world.

1 comment:

Drew said...

You saw the fish market!! And the imperial palace! They have some great gardens there. Amazing shot of Shibuya :)