(11 January 2009)
Breakfast at the soba shop
stepping out onto the streets
heading towards Shinjuku Station
at Shinjuku Station
I’ve seen this man in this area a couple of times. Could be a member of the Yakuza or a homeless with a coat. No idea.
There was sales everywhere and it certainly didn’t feel like Japan was in a recession. Everyone seems to be spending.
The Studio Alta area
The bags most probably belong to the homeless who sleep in the area at night.
some children outing activity near Isetan
There is a weekend market at Hanazono Jinja but there wasn’t much traders that day
a stall selling yukata
workmen at work
inside Shinjuku Station
arrived at Harajuku station
the entrance to Meiji Jingu
the area where the cosplayers gather on Sundays
walked to Yoyogi Park, which is just around the corner
activities at Yoyogi Park
Strangers at the park
This little boy looked cute in his winter dressing. He is of mixed parentage.
The Elvises of Yoyogi Park
The sign tells train passengers to ask for the station master’s assistance if they drop their belongings onto the train tracks
waiting for the train to arrive at Harajuku station
The train arriving at the platform
took the train to Shimbashi Station to get to Hamarikyu Gardens
Nakajin Capsule Building in the distance
Most tourist spots have stamps near the ticket counter for visitors to stamp, as a souvenir.
the Teahouse in the middle of the garden
the Rainbow Bridge in the distance
Even though it isn’t spring yet, we were lucky to be able to see the beginning of it.
a veggie patch
the notice at the entrance to the building
a petrol station
a glasses / spectacles cleaner for the public
The Wako Building, a symbol of Ginza
at the intersection of Chuo Dori and Harumi Dori
a closer look at the Wako Building
Chuo dori is closed to traffic on weekends.
Matsuya department store in Ginza
Apple store in Ginza
at the Nissan Showroom in Ginza
the engine of the Nisssan Skyline GTR
and a queue for most things in Tokyo
The Mikimoto Building