Yesterday we visited Yoyogi Park (Tokyo Day 3 Part 1), saw cosplayers strutting their stuff at Jingu Bashi, Harajuku (Tokyo Day 3 Part 2), watch maid cafe maids and cosplayers on the street of Akihabara (Tokyo Day 3 Part 3) before ending the day watching the night skyline from Tokyo City View at Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills(Tokyo Day 3 Part 4).
Today we’re starting the day with a visit to Tokyo Station. Train Station: Tokyo.
Here’s JR Shinjuku at 7 plus. In case you forget, everyone walks very fast in Tokyo so it’s easy to get swept by the human current!
We decided to walk around Shinjuku first to find a place to eat. We ate at a quiet hole in the wall on a small alley.
This is the colourful exterior of a pachinko (pinball machine) parlour called Green Peas.
Japan’s really big on recycling and trash management. Drink cans to be recycled at the side of the streets can be seen everywhere.
We proceeded to Tokyo Station after that. Tokyo Station is a handsome building with red-brick walls.
Across the road from the station, there is a beautiful square full of ginkgo trees with the yellowest of leaves.
Against a very deep blue sky, the colours looked surreal.
The Imperial Palace framed nicely by the leaves of autumn.
At an adjacent park, we saw a lot of women eating their lunch from bento boxes alone. It was a perfect day fora picnic. ^_^
Next up, we’re going to Akihabara (Tokyo Day 4 Part 2).