Dai-Ichi Inn Ikebukuro
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Toshima
... to sit and eat. Luckily, we hadn't ventured too far from Meiji-jingu, so we returned to the shade of the trees for a picnic.
After continuing through the park, we headed out to the shopping streets of Harajuku, gawking at the fashion shops of Takeshita-dori, where all the young girls go for Lolita and Goth-style clothing and accessories. There are a lot of big-name stores in this area, but we are too poor to walk through their front doors. ...
... park before getting to the shrine which was nice. Really well looked after like most things we saw in Japan. The shine was good too, looked like something of 'the last samurai' after, we visited a garden in the shrines grounds, it was a bit expensive but beautiful. In the evening we did what the locals do and had dinner at a bar come restaurant. There were all sorts on the menu, mostly offal based but also some things closer to what we are used to. We had ...
... atrium of the building. When I was wandering around taking pictures I noticed the Mitsuo Aide Museum in the basement. They had one exhibit that cost 800 yen (over $8). I could see enough through the windows to tell it was a calligraphy exhibit. Since I can't read Japanese I don't really get anything out of calligraphy so I decided to skip the museum but then I noticed they had another exhibit in a separate room ...
it was an overcast day with some rain, so we didn’t get to see Mt Fuji, but the
views of the city were still breathtaking.
After a bite to eat, we had a stroll through the Imperial
Palace Gardens and the area around Tokyo station, before heading for the bright
lights of Shinjuku and Shibuya. In
Shinjuku we stumbled across an Irish pub, so just had to stop for a drink and
... Imperial Palace we headed for the area of Ginza, which is home to all the posh shops - a bit like Bond Street back home. On a travellers budget there's no point even looking in these shops so we headed straight for the Sony Building, and although we couldn't buy anything here it was still great to have a look at all the technology they were bringing out. To be honest I expected more futuristic stuff but hey-ho.
After the Sony building we got on the subway to go to the ...