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... especially once we took the pictures with the maid and all the boys were posing}. That did seem to be the last thing they could handle in Akihabara, though, so we headed over to Harajuku to see the dressed up cosplay.
On the way we made a pit stop at Tokyo Station where Elliot's sister, who works for a beer magazine in the States, needed a picture of a bar there that was going in their Japan issue of the magazine next month. The place was called barBar Tokyo. ...
... settle down to enjoy our burgers. Thanks to Japanese efficiency (we placed our order while we were waiting for our table) our food arrived only a couple of minutes after we sat down and it was amazing! This was by far the best burger we have had since we left the US and I would definitely go so far as to put it up against quite a few of the better “craft” cheeseburgers that we’ve had back home as well.
So after satisfying our burger craving ...
... the huge baseball arena nearby, had some cold drinks and went on to see a big Shinto shrine.
We then proceeded and took a stroll through Yoyogi park and its lovely shrine.
A short train back to the hotel, a quick shower and we were off to yet another great club dinner.
Tomorrow we`re off to Nagoya by Shinkansen train, which we bought tickets for today.
... take a nap. This was accomplished easier than expected as the terminal wasn't very busy that day. So I read some and settled in for a short, sobering nap before my next flight. I wasn't even one full day in and I already felt like a traveler. A feeling I had anticipated for a very long time and now felt I was fully living it. Of course I was still a total newbie and had a lot to accomplish ...
... was then caught by a sign for the zoo and our plan quickly changed, the museum was put on the back burner for a couple of days and we headed into the zoo in search of the giant pandas! The zoo was pretty good and we enjoyed seeing some native bears, pandas, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other animals.
All in all an enjoyable day. Tomorrow we're planning on visiting Disneyland Tokyo so that should be fun!