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Day 4- View from Government Towers and Mount Fuji in Distance

Day 4- View from Government Towers and Mount Fuji in Distance

Tuesday 8th December.

Another day in Tokyo.

After getting up and having breakfast at the hotel we headed to Tokyo’s central station to explore. It was a very business orientated district of Tokyo…. And the station was just a maze of corridors!

We got back on the subway and headed to Shinjuku to visit the observation decks in the government buildings. The building itself was spectacular but the view from the top was amazing. The city sprawls out right to the horizon- it’s huge. In the distance were the mountains…. And MOUNT FUJI! Apparently it is really rare to see the mountain but we were lucky to have a clear day. It was an amazing thing to see! 

We then headed to Shinjuku station- one of Tokyo’s busiest stations, with 3million people passing though every day. It was obvious as soon as we arrived that it was a huge station and again we found ourselves wandering around not really sure what direction we were headed. We finally found our way and headed down the main streets of Shinjuku. It was full of department stores and designer shops… Gucci…. Tiffany & co…Louis Vuitton…. And the list goes on. It was quite overwhelming to be part of such a huge city. We were surrounded by sky scrapers with huge flashing billboards. We continued to wander around and stopped at a supermarket for lunch. I had my first proper Japanese sushi roll. I don’t quite know what was in it, but it was very nice.

We then headed to Ginza… the posh part of time. Again we were surrounded by designer shops but we were headed somewhere in particular…. The Sony showroom. Inside was every form of technology you can imagine. Cameras in every color that track you around and take photos when you least expect, a robotic dancing speaker/mp3 player and plenty of other technological delights. It was amazing. We walked around for a while before heading back to the hotel to give our feet a well earned rest.

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