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Day 2: Sightseeing tour

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The view from the city hall
Of course, first the organisation planned a sightseeing tour, a good way to get an overview of Japan. I don't remember the details, but the stops we made - typical tourist attractions, but great to see anyway. For the panorama view we didn't go to the Tokyo Tower, but to the city hall, which was for free. Unfortunately everything was very cloudy and we couldn't enjoy the complete view, but it was still impressing. And guess what - one step outside, the sun came through! Nice...
But of course we didn't had time to go up again, so we went on to the Meiji-Shrine, our first trip to the traditional Japan. And this time we had more luck than in the city hall, we even got the to see a traditional marriage!
Then in Kannon-Temple in Asakusa everything was a bit too quick.
The city hall
Hop out - through the tons of people on the way - a few words about everything - back. I really wanted some more time for all the stands, but even so we then had freetime my parents wanted to get out of the masses and go on. But nevertheless it was very beautiful in Ueno! It was Hanami! We were told that every region in Japan has varied times for Hanami, just a few days, but nearly everytime we went to a new city it was always the perfect time. And in Ueno Park the cherry blossom festival was in full play with Sake and everything. I just enjoyed the walk, there wouldn't have been a place to sit down anyway.
The rest of the day was used for shopping trips to Akihabara and Ginza. Well... maybe less shopping in general, more window shopping :)
Airportman says:
Great blog! :D
Posted on: Jul 30, 2010
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The view from the city hall
The view from the city hall
The city hall
The city hall
Meiji-Shrine
Meiji-Shrine
Kannon-Temple
Kannon-Temple
Hanami in Ueno-Park
Hanami in Ueno-Park
Akihabara
Akihabara
Tokyo
photo by: maka77