I’ve been doing a lot of walking and covering a lot of ground. Here are some photos I’ve taken along the way. If you click on just one photo, it will take you to a gallery of full-sized images.
A small stretch of Togoshi Ginza, the longest shopping street in Tokyo.
Akihabara is famous for its many electronics shops, and it’s the center of otaku culture.
A busy Saturday with vendors selling food and treats.
Yushima Tenjin Shrine is the shrine of scholars. Students visit and pray for passing grades!
Waiting for the train, along with everyone else on this sunny Saturday.
Anime Ema plaques at Kanda Shrine display worshippers’ prayers and wishes.
Officially named Omoideyokocho (memory alley), ‘Piss Alley” is a collection of tiny bars and eateries.
I couldn’t resist this photo! This shop wasn’t open yet, but my guess is that they sell ice cream sandwiches 🙂
Named “Ciel Rouge”, this beautiful modern building (located in Harajuku) is one of the few Protestant churches in Tokyo.
Shinjuku is one of the brightest and busiest of Tokyo’s 23 city wards.
The view while waiting for my train at Gotanda station.
A great meal at ‘Curry Up’ in Harajuku!
Gyoza in Harajuku Gyozalo. So yummy!
The statue of Hachiko outside of Shibuya station. This is the dog who dutifully waited for his master for years at the train station.
Hmmm … not sure I’d want one of these…
Many restaurants have plastic food displays to advertise their menu items.
A close-up look at the Thunder Gate!
I encountered this temple at random during a walk.
These are “Green Tea” flavored, but I’ve also seen Wasabi and Cheesecake.
Lots of these “crepes” for sale in Harajuku.
The famous street next to Harajuku station
Even the cheapest sushi in Tokyo is better than what I’ve had in the U.S.
Even unfancy hotels provide guests with PJs.
Before moving to my Airbnb, this was my hotel. It’s tiny, but I highly recommend it.
I love shopping for every day items (like toothpaste and face cleanser) in foreign countries. It can be hard to know what’s what!
Grilled port bowl in Togoshi Ginza.
Chicken thighs, skin, gizzards, tails … take your pick!
Waiting for my first Yakatori meal in a tiny place with room for seven patrons at a counter.
My first Yakatori – grilled, skewered meats. You could get gizzard, heart, tongue … but skin is what sounded good to me@
I thought this looked picturesque!
Everywhere you point you camera in Shinjuku, there’s something big, bright and bold!
View from the ground at the famous Shibuya crossing.
A popular fried snack with pieces of octopus inside.
Sometimes American products have odd names in other places!
Just a small portion of a huge diorama of Edo, the former name of Tokyo.