Woke up at 3 o'clock in the middle of the night, starving. Ate 4 sandwiches, one of them was a potato sandwich, hm. I get to watch a lot of late night Japanese television again this time:-) I found out how much I had missed the toilet. Nice to have a warm breeze cleaning up the private spots:-)
Saturday morning: Rain, rain and even more rain.
So we went to Ikebukuro. Arrived early before the 2 big shopping centers opened, so we walked on to Sunshine City, and after a few missteps we had a look at the Planetarium (nice, could have fallen asleep during some parts as it was quite relaxing), the aquarium with some nice pictures of an ecstatic female diver swimming with a big large snake (Yes I know what it is, but this sounds better - and actually not my idea).
Unfortunately most pictures are only so-so from the aquarium as the settings were not so ideal for taking photos.
On to the observatory (via the fastest elevator in the world) and although hazy, it was still raining, still quite worth the look.
A view of Ikebukuro station with Tobu and Seibu shopping centers on each side of the station.
By now it was getting very crowded everywhere. A quick visit to BIC Camera (electronics shop) and after that the 2 shopping centers were skipped.
A short stop in Shibuya on the Yamanote circle line home bound, but I really just wanted a bath to clean of the sweath from the humidity, so no CDs or DVDs were bought. I have bought nothing!
Raw and unsorted photos from this day are available here.