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Day 2 : Tokyo - Ikebukuro

JapanPosted by Totoro42Blue Sat, November 10, 2007 14:01:42
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).

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Unfortunately most pictures are only so-so from the aquarium as the settings were not so ideal for taking photos.

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On to the observatory (via the fastest elevator in the world) and although hazy, it was still raining, still quite worth the look.

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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.

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