Matsimitsu

Day Nine

Shinjuku - Ginza - Tsukiji Fish market - Meiji Jingu - Shibuya - Omotesando


Shinjuku

Today we started out in Shinjuku where we got our morning coffee.

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From there we took the train to the Imperial Palace

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Unfortunately it was closed (on a friday!). So back to the train it was.

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Ginza

This time we emerged from the train in Ginza, a shopping district that reminds of 5th avenue in New York.

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Hamarikyu Gardens

On the south side of Ginza is a park named Hamarikyu Gardens, where we ate our convenience-store bought lunch in a nice quiet environment.

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Tsukiji Fish market

After a nice lunch in a park, we headed for the fish market.

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Meiji Jingu

Actually we were just heading to a subway station, the fish market happened to be there :) The subway took us to Yoyogi, where we visited Meiji Jingu, a shrine.

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Meiji Jingu is probably one of the most popular shrine/parks in Tokyo and it's pretty much always busy here.

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Plenty of people were enjoying the weather and admiring the buildings, surrounded by lush greenery and a skyscraper or two.

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The barrels below are used to store Sake, a Japanese liquor also known as rice wine.

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More trains, this time to Shibuya for a picture of the famous crossing.

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Shibuya

This is the famous crossing. All sides get the green light at the same time and the crossing fills with people.

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The video below was shot on an ancient phone, sorry!

Shibuya Crossing

Omotesando

After "the freak show" as a local photographer called it, we headed for Omotesando. This is a district where top brands use the weirdest architecture to get customers.

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With our feet becoming heavier by the minute we called it a day and headed back to the hotel on the metro.

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