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Sundays are full on family days in Japan, and we are lucky to have a chance for a full extended family outing to Harajuku - youth culture shopping mecca. Tim bows out as he preps for a teaching exam, but May, Amy and Haruko join the three of us and Takakosan for an 8-member party excursion to the busiest of busy shopping streets -- Takeshita Dorii. If we don't lose someone it will be a miracle.
So far so good on our walk to the train station where we'll ...
... the passing scenery, the locals going about their daily lives. Quite noticeable is the change from suited businessmen to the casual clothing away from the city.
Once in Tomita it is "follow the crowd" to our destination..
A walk of approx. one kilometre takes you to a floral heaven on earth!
The photo sessions have begun before even entering the reception/ gift shop area. Potted plants, bushes ...
Nothing huge planned today, only visiting the shopping center AEON.
The day before was cold, we were bit tired, so we started the day more late and more slow.
Since some days the sister is proposing me a breakfast with the bread from Costco supermarket. I just have to warm it in the grill.
Today there were no breakfast foreseen, but while he was in the shower I quickly warm a bread, I was starving too much.
Got a chestnut ice cream while in the ...
... peaceful, although a bit cold.
I made again some shots overthere.
The good point is that, when you visit some parks during the evening, they add nice soft lights to show the trees.
At a moment the path in the mountain was blocked, we couldn't access all areas. It was dark, not lighted, better to not get lost or fall overthere. So we decided to go back and reach the car.
On the way to go back, it was a bit ...
... kindly talk to me in Japanese. I only understood some stuffs like "where are you from" and probably a "why are you visiting here", but can only answer that I come from Belgium. At least she seemed happy to have a foreigner buying some manju in her shop.
Time to leave and reach the station. Some last pictures there, ground and walls are often interesting with manga or funny drawings. It was around 16:00-17:00, and many student ...