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... but found the street more akin to Collins Street or Rodeo Drive. After another let-down, we decided to split up, with the girls heading towards Fabric Town again, and me in search of Japanese display food. We have mastered the trains now so getting to the other side of Tokyo is easy.
Had a wonderful time wandering around what could only be called "kitchen town". Everything you ever wanted for ...
... up the mountain for what should have been a beautiful view of the area. Because of the fog though we couldn't see more then a few rows of trees in front of us. The road to the top is like a snake and has something like 50 turns in it. Those prone to car-sickness would probably get sick just looking at the route on the GPS. We did get to enjoy the foliage from the car though and even saw a monkey on the side of the road.
Our next stop was again a popular school trip destination, ...
... with clouds and fog. It stayed clear all morning and into the afternoon.
On the ride down, we learned more about the Japanese people. For instance, we learned that less than 1% of Japanese are Christian. The remaining 99% are either Buddhist or Shinto. As a matter of fact, Christmas is not a holiday in Japan. They go to school and work on December 25. Their biggest holiday ...
... a couple of square meters of floor space left.
During our time in Tokyo we visited several gardens including the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, Ueno Park and the Rikugien Gardens. Jess was quite excited about the prospect of seeing cherry blossoms and I have always wondered why the Japanese get so excited about them. I have always (and still do) considered them easily excitable. At the gardens near the ...
... other end of the park things could not have been more different. This vast open space is home for college students practicing dance moves and more famously for the spitting images of Elvis performing rockabilly style moves and drinking beer. Only this time they are closer to their 40s.There was also a van parked close by filled with speakers pumping out drum and bass - performed by live DJ of course. There are so many things happening ...
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