Arrows in the wrong direction.
You haven’t really been in Tokyo if you haven’t been around on the Yamanote Line.
Recognize any of the stations?
Starting with Ebisu…
Dropped into Kawasaki for dinner and came across this very interesting restaurant. I usually don’t go to the other side of the station, stations in Japan usually have 2 sides where you exit, I ventured out that day. And then I saw this restaurant, I knew right away I wanted to eat there – I saw fresh seafood and grills.
Let’s take a little walk through Meiji Jingu (Shrine). Located right beside Harajuku station, Meiji Jingu (明治神宮) was constructed on November 1 and enshrines the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. If you’ve been to Tokyo, chances are you’ve been here. If not, this is a place you would like to visit.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday. An empty Hachiko crossing in Shibuya. Took this photo quite a while back when I roamed Harajuku early one Sunday morning. Even at that early weekend hour, getting a seat at Starbucks overlooking this popular junction required a short wait.
Ever been to Harajuku? Ever fought your way through the sea of bodies along Takeshita Street? It’s not a pleasant experience. Especially if it’s summer and everybody is sweaty and sticky! I don’t know about you, but I really dread skin contact in those situations.
What if you could just whizz through Takeshita Dori. Forget about everyone. Forget about progressing 2 inches every 5 minutes (I’m exaggerating of course. ^^.) and just take a brisk walk through towards Shibuya. How would you like that? ^^.
Dave was visiting and he wanted to drop by the Yebisu Beer Museum. I haven’t been there myself so we hopped on a train and rode the Hibiya line all the way to Ebisu. ^^. There’s about a 3 minute walk from the station to Yebisu Garden Place where the beer museum is located. The journey starts with getting on this particular escalator. Once you’re on it, you’re all set.