I’m aching all over but I managed to write this entry. Today I went to the Ueno area first, hoping to go to the National Museum: however I forgot it was closed on Mondays, so I had to go to the National Science Museum instead. It turned out that it wasn’t a bad choice after all, as the museum is rich with exhibits and has a very good presentation.
After that we moved to the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park, a shrine that was dedicated to the shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. It’s not an “active” shrine anymore, but you can visit it for 200 yen. As the heat was killling us, we went back to Tokyo Station for lunch.
The afternoon was spent in Akihabara, the famous “Electric Town” district in Tokyo. It’s a real chaos, in my point of view, as there are so many stores it’s overwhelming. I went to Gamers and Melon Books, and got a hold of some stuff (which you’ll see in the image at the end), although I could not find a keyboard cover for my Eee. I’ll be back later this week to get other things.
Tomorrow we’re going out of town, in Nikko, to see the Toshogu shrine, the mausoleum of Ieyasu Tokugawa and the famous nemuri-neko (sleeping cat). The train leaves at 9.30 and I stilll have to claim my ticket, so it’ll be an early morning.
Now it’s time to get some sleep. The gallery has been updated with new photos, by the way.
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