Arrived fairly early and bought tickets to the first part of a Kabuki-za theater performance.
It is definitely something I will do again and next time buy a ticket to a whole performance. Tne only problem with this time was that I was really tired, so it was not as enjoyable as it could have been. I wonder if one can get DVDs or CDs with performances.
Anyway it was interesting also to watch how some of the locals got their binoculars out to watch a specific performers performance. Note, to self, next time remember to bring binoculars.
After the show a quick lunch and tea at Starbucks.
Then continuing towards the local train station where we saw some quite interesting buildings on the way. Like the above. Although Tokyo has a lot of high rise buildings, they are rarely boring.
Arriving at the station I took a quick shot of the repair man at the bottom of the escalator - and not because of the woman with the very, very short skirt at the back.
We took a train to Komagome station and Rikugien garden. Which we visited last time as well, but I was feeling a lack of greenery on this trip.
Back at Komagome and Rikugien park, I was trying for a John Ford shot, but even Helle was a bit too tall for that.
Love this park, so much that I am repeating my shots (somewhat) from the spring trip. It is very beautiful Japanese style park that is highly recommended. There is not much else in Komagome, but it is nice to visit what feels a bit like a suburb.
Some colourful red leaves again, did not see too many on this trip, the timing was a bit off.
And a red tree. Did not get the nice mirror in the water shot that the others did.
Overview of the garden.
Teahouse in the background and people relaxing.
The pond is back - but without ghost girl this time.
Drop me off in this garden and I will happy for the most of a day, there is even a small tea house in the garden so no reason to leave for sustenance.
An apartment close by Komagome station had decided to have a couple of figures outside, they remind of something but I am not quite sure what.
Got a iew from the back of the train while we were on route to Yanaka. The plan was to walk through the cementary and into the 'old' area and then down towards Ueno.
A Buddha in the cementary in Yanaka.
One of the famous cats from the cementary. Unfortunately it was getting late and we ended up not seeing very much more (very little in fact) of Yanaka. Well it had been a long day.
We ended up taking a cab back to the hotel, and with a bit of research the driver managed to find the hotel (he called the hotel and got directions when he got lost at some point).
We then had dinner at an Italian restaurant, quite nice although a smokers heaven.
Unsorted photos can be found here.