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Day 6 : Tokyo - Ginza, Kanda

JapanPosted by Totoro42Blue Sun, November 25, 2007 15:49:33
A fairly warm and sunny day.

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We went to the Kabuki-za theater in Ginza, but then decided to go to the Sony Center building close by. Got a chance to see the Rolly in real life, which was unfortunately a bit of a downer. Sound was not that good and they were currently sold out, luckily so no temptation.

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A trip bacl to the 7-Eleven close by the hotel for some lunch and a rest. Later on Helle and I went for the Kanda walk, which was actually one of those walks I had planned and made a map of, and printed out and said map I lost within probably 500 meters of the hotel. So from there on we went by the street maps.

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Sometimes you come across this odd things in Tokyo like in the midst of all the modern buildings, there is suddenly an old wood building. The first point on the map had been Jinbocho (the bookshop area, known from among other things the 'Read or Die' and 'Read or Dream' manga's and anime's). Well we had a bit of trouble finding it, so we walked a bit around in some small side streets, then decided to walk the larger streets.

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Then ended up on the wrong side of a large street with Jinbocho to the right, on the other side.

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We then proceeded to walking towards the Tokyo Dome and there were lots and lots of small shops on the way. Many small 'book' shops selling eroge type books of different types, and some more ordinary used book shops, but many other small shops.

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We continued to Tokyo Dome, did not enter though just walked a bit around outside, watching the lighted trees just outside the Dome.

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Another view of the trees.

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Some of the rides in the amusement park at the Dome. The park on the other side of the Dome was actually a nice koyo spot, but it was beginning to get late so we started walking back towards Akihabara.

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But not until going past some more colourful Christmas stuff, and a shop selling quite a lot of Studio Ghibli merchendaise. The planned walk along Kanda river turned out to be along the river, it was just nearly impossible to see it most of the time as it was hidden by bushes and so much lower than the road we were walking by.

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Used the chance to take some photos of the blue trees at Akihabara. From there we headed home, and later in the evening we had the most expensive chinese dinner ever, especially compared to the Italian and Japanese restaurants we ate at during this trip.

Unsorted photos can be found here.

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