Hotel Del Prado
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... metro pass, which got us to the famous Shibuya crossing. Allegedly a 1000 people cross every time the lights turn green, but that seemed unlikely when we were there. Photogenic it was, as we watched it from ground level as well as from up above in Starbucks with a very hot cup of coffee. The neighbourhood around the crossing is famous for its teen culture. It was certainly loud enough and we had some fun at a games arcade, where I turned out to be useless at the drumming game ...
... huge Chinese umbrella and followed by priests in interesting traditional outfits, and their family.
- Walked through the forest paths looking at the beautiful fall colours of the trees
2) Meiji Shrine Gardens
- 500Y to enter
- Spent an hour of so walking through the small pathways of the garden, again marveling in the fall colours
- Saw the famous Kiyomasa's Well, which has a steady flow of fresh water all ...
... we are staying.
It didn't take too long for the funny language mishaps to begin. Thankfully the restaurants have tons of pictures and we got by with pointing, gesticulating, smiling, and one-word statements. Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
... inside wasn't all that large, and there was a sumo ring right in the middle. After seeing a few sumo wrestlers during the trip I was very surprised to see how small the ring was as compared to what I had envisioned. They don't have to move all that much to be out of the ring, so they must be even stronger than I imagined!
The he dinner was multiple courses:
1-variety of bite-sized appetizers, ...
... throught the gate. Once you do that you enter a world of hysterical colors sounds and crazyness. The street is unbelievably crowded with manly teenage kids and shops in the most extreme colors, mostly pink though. Every shop has either loud music blasting through the speakers or some person in front screaming at you, trying to lure you in. It didn't take long for me to find the first few cosplayers and after that it joest doesn't stop. In all the crowdedness it was not ...