Today was a busy day. Had breakfast at the Tokyu Food Show which I have to say: GO THERE! It is fantastic. It is really easy to get lost in there so I recommend that if you see something you should just buy it. There really isn’t a good place to sit and eat though, so buy what you want and either ask around and you should find some very tiny counters near the entrances where you can stand and eat or head outside and try to find a place to sit down amongst the mayhem near the faithful dog Hachikō.
After that went to find some more stamps on our scavenger hunt and saw Ginza station and Ueno Station. Outside Ginza is your typical international shopping area so I decided to skip it. Ueno I found some amazing Mochi (presumably) made by hand by this old guy. So delicious. Went back a different day and tried to find him again but he was gone.
Asakusa was the highlight of the day. This place is a wonderful market situated next to Buddhist temple Sensoji. First of all you should have a look around the Metro station. There are some neat little restaurants tucked into closet sized spaced that have really delicious looking food for sale. But don;t fill up there as the main attraction has so much good food to try as well. The Nakamise market is a crazy busy shopping area with mostly souvenirs and street food. You would be remiss not to buy something to taste here. There are rickshaws everywhere giving tours of the temple and shopping district, but it is expensive. I ended up stopping at a ramen place and trying “Wontonmen” a mix of Japanese ramen and Chinese wonton soup.
Finally went to Akihabara as it was recommended as a hip area with anime and gaming stores, but it looked deserted so went home. After discussing with some friends, I guess it really is a good place to check out. Must have been there at the wrong time.
Tried to squeeze in Skytree but was too late to get it.
Today my feet are pretty badly beat up and sore.
TIP: remember to set the correct date, time and timezone on your camera so they show up correctly in Lightroom. Especially if you have more than one camera otherwise your photos will have the wrong date or be out of order.