Pictures from Tokyo Day 2
|The pictures on this page are rather large, as will be most
of my pictures. These were captured on August 19, 2007, are one full
day in Tokyo. The view is from our hotel room. The picture in
the elevator shows the TV used to indicate the floor. The crying
sign was to explain that the elevator doors can be hungry. We got a
rather late start, but we jumped right in, taking the subway into town to
by tickets for the bullet train tomorrow. From there, we went to get
something to eat and went to explore a building with five floors of
restaurants. We ate at one specializing in different types of
tofu. The went to find a Starbucks - yeah, they are here, too.
The picture with the fruit is interesting. Look at the prices.
Yen are about 115 to the dollar. One cantaloupe is going for over
$200 dollars! (This is a place specializing in perfect
fruit.) From there, we took a train that circled Tokyo to find
Jingu-Bachi, a park where all the Goth teens hang out on Sundays. I
think you will be able to figure out which pictures were taken
there. Afterwards, we went to find Yakitori Alley, were we though we
would find restaurants piled one upon the other where we could find
chicken on a stick. We didn't find those, but we did find a good
revolving sushi place. The heat and humidity here is truly
remarkable. Thank goodness we took fans.
So far my limited Japanese has been helpful. It was enough to ask for a few things and to buy tickets to Osaka at the train station. I was able to say the day and confirm I meant tomorrow. Now, I'll have a different opinion of my prowess if I end up in the wrong city...
The image at the bottom is a panorama formed of 4 images. This is the Ginza, the Beverly Hills on Tokyo. This is were the glitz and lights are concentrated. It seems like it is the typical picture of Tokyo, but from what we've seen, most of Tokyo is more like most large cities and not lit up like Time Square like this area is.
All pictures (c) 2007 by Robert S. Blum