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Tokyo Day 3

JAPAN | Wednesday, 9 December 2009 | Views [362]

Star Jump At Imperial Palace

Star Jump At Imperial Palace

What a jam packed day!

we started the day by heading to Shibuya- the youth orientated shopping district of Tokyo. It was similar to that of Shinjuko and Ginza- but not as posh. There areso  many bars/clubs ect and even a H&M and a Disney Store! The disney store was particularly impressive with lots of xmas decorations. I was very tempted to purchase some pink mickey mouse shaped baubels- they were awesome!

We then headed to Shibuya Crossing- probably the most famous 4 way intersection. Even out of peak hour the road was a mass of people.

Asakusa was our next stop for the day. It is one of the few areas in Tokyo to have kept its traditional Japanese charm. 

We wandered around and stumbled upon a little market- selling everything from tourist junk to freshly made rice crackers and japanese lollies. At the end of the Market stood Senso-ji temple. It was beautiful and set in beautiful surrounds. It was the first really traditional and heritage building we had seen and it was breath taking.

After a quick subway journey we ended up at Imperial Palace- the home of the Japanese Emporer. Although many of the areas are not available for the public, just being there was amazing. The Whole area is surrounded by huge walls and even a moat! We walked through the gardens with all the autumnal trees- the colours were amazing. It was such a peaceful place until we got stalked by a cat who wanted tuna from my salad and bombarded with Japanese school girls wanting to talk to us! It was a beautiful place and I would love to go back.

Overall it was an awesome day- one full of Japanese culture and lots of walking.

I think a quiet night is on the cards! My feet hurt!

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